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Mitt Romney: Raise the minimum wage (Go away Tom Dewey!!)
politico.com ^ | 5/9/14 | Jonathan Topaz

Posted on 05/09/2014 5:13:19 AM PDT by cotton1706

Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney on Thursday morning said he supports an increase in the minimum wage, breaking with many Republicans who have stood against it.

“I, for instance, as you know, part company with many of the conservatives in my party on the issue of the minimum wage. I think we ought to raise it,” the 2012 Republican presidential nominee said. “Because frankly, our party is all about more jobs and better pay.”

Romney’s comments come after Senate Republicans rejected a vote on a Senate bill that would have increased the minimum wage to $10.10. Recently, though, former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty and former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum, both of whom also ran for the Republican nomination in 2012, said they supported some increase in the minimum wage.

In a wide-ranging interview Thursday on “Morning Joe,” Romney again reiterated that he isn’t running for president, mentioned some of his favorite potential GOP presidential candidates in 2016 and criticized Hillary Clinton’s record as secretary of State.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: elections; mittromney; ricksantorum; rino; romney; santorum; uniparty
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This is what we would have gotten with this loser!!
1 posted on 05/09/2014 5:13:19 AM PDT by cotton1706
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To: cotton1706

He’s running again.


2 posted on 05/09/2014 5:14:30 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: cotton1706

It is incredible that a man who has made so much money in business doesn’t understand (or pretends he doesn’t) the principle elements of how our economic system works.


3 posted on 05/09/2014 5:15:52 AM PDT by Blennos
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To: cotton1706; Norm Lenhart; Finny; who knows what evil?; xzins; TADSLOS; GeronL; RKBA Democrat; ...
This is what we would have gotten with this loser!!

Yep, indistinguishable from Ubama.

Dare I say they are members of the same party?

The Uniparty?

The Party of Government.

4 posted on 05/09/2014 5:18:31 AM PDT by KC_Lion (Build the America you want to live in at your address, and keep looking up.- Sarah Palin)
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To: cotton1706

I can think of few issues that are better served at the state level. If you think there ought to be a minimum wage, you should concede that to meet its purpose it must be different in New York than it is in Mississippi.


5 posted on 05/09/2014 5:21:49 AM PDT by Dr. Sivana ("I'm a Contra" -- President Ronald Reagan)
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To: cotton1706

HOW ABOUT LOWERING TAXES?!


6 posted on 05/09/2014 5:22:27 AM PDT by Westbrook (Children do not divide your love, they multiply it.)
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To: cotton1706

I used to say “the lesser of two evils is still evil”I have changed that lately to saying it looks now like our choices are “voting for the leper with the most fingers remaining” The only problem being is that leprosy is a fatal disease as is big governmentititis and it will kill the Republic.
Freegards
LEX


7 posted on 05/09/2014 5:22:56 AM PDT by lexington minuteman 1775
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To: cotton1706

Mitt is such a good business man, yea right.


8 posted on 05/09/2014 5:23:57 AM PDT by bmwcyle (People who do not study history are destine to believe really ignorant statements.)
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To: cotton1706
(Go away Tom Dewey!!)

LOL! Love the comparison! Dewey was probably the only Republican who could lose to Truman in 1948.

9 posted on 05/09/2014 5:24:26 AM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: cotton1706

Tom Dewey ah yes! Remember the Chicago Tribune, was just a kid then, (when it was owned by Col Robert McCormick) and the editorial about “Me too” Republicans....That still stands up today .


10 posted on 05/09/2014 5:25:29 AM PDT by mosesdapoet (Serious contribution pause.Please continue onto meaningless venting no one reads.)
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To: Blennos

The last time out he offended enough people that he lost the election. While his 47% statement may be true, statements like that turned off some people who may have been inclined to vote for him.
If he runs this time he will seem more conciliatory to only some issues so as to woo those voters.
He knows the effects of a raise in minimum wage, but getting elected is the goal.


11 posted on 05/09/2014 5:26:07 AM PDT by ozdragon
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To: cotton1706
The Chamber of Corruption is not in favor of raising the minimum wage either. Think about it.

I agree it should be a state matter, the federal minimum wage is a floor not a ceiling.

12 posted on 05/09/2014 5:27:05 AM PDT by central_va (I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: cotton1706

Mitt, you part company with many of the party’s conservatives because you are a liberal sack of sh*t. Your inept, bungling campaign assured Obama of a second term, so the least you could do for the rest of us is STFU.


13 posted on 05/09/2014 5:30:41 AM PDT by Junk Silver
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To: cotton1706

Mitt is still lying about RomneyCARE.
How wonderful it was after HE created it.
The Press play it up, but the docs vanished
as the rates skyrocketed.

And his attack on the clerks of Massachusetts now
has created polygamy. As many predicted of him.

He has suggested previously, RomneyCARE for Hezbollah.


14 posted on 05/09/2014 5:32:07 AM PDT by Diogenesis
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To: cotton1706

…..and….and….and……Rickie Santorum is RIGHT THERE WITH HIM on the minimum wage. More proof RS is a pro life liberal.


15 posted on 05/09/2014 5:32:17 AM PDT by C. Edmund Wright (Tokyo Rove is more than a name, it's a GREAT WEBSITE)
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To: cotton1706
I thought Romney was a business man at one time.
The feds have no business setting wages. That's what the market is for.
A high minimum wage is like a ladder where the first rung is so high that most young and poor people can't reach it.

16 posted on 05/09/2014 5:33:34 AM PDT by BitWielder1 (Corporate Profits are better than Government Waste)
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To: cripplecreek

“He’s running again.”

The discussion can be stopped because you’ve said all that needs to be said.

Nervous Nelly is running again, and once again he’s trying to “out democrat” the democrats.


17 posted on 05/09/2014 5:34:06 AM PDT by IMR 4350
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To: cotton1706

I’ve got a better idea Mitt, lets tax all existing wealth over a million at a one time 50% and use it to pay off the debt. You clowns like that idea?


18 posted on 05/09/2014 5:37:53 AM PDT by McGavin999
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To: IMR 4350

I knew he was running when the chess pieces started to fall into place quietly.

When Terri Land left her RNC seat to run for the senate seat, Mitt Romney’s niece was appointed to replace her.


19 posted on 05/09/2014 5:39:10 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: KC_Lion

You can’t fix stupid.


20 posted on 05/09/2014 5:41:55 AM PDT by TADSLOS (The Event Horizon has come and gone. Buckle up and hang on.)
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To: cotton1706

If you own a small business, bend over. The Pubbies are in full scale cave mode as polls continue to indicate 70%+ of LIV’s are having a slobbering love affair with this idea.


21 posted on 05/09/2014 5:44:46 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: central_va

Yup. And you have to wait for congress to give themselves a raise before they give you one.


22 posted on 05/09/2014 5:47:01 AM PDT by mindburglar (When Superman and Batman fight, the only winner is crime.)
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To: cotton1706

I can’t believe I voted for this ying yang.


23 posted on 05/09/2014 5:47:41 AM PDT by albie
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To: cotton1706

More GOPe pandering. The establishment is a disgrace.


24 posted on 05/09/2014 5:48:40 AM PDT by headstamp 2 (What would Scooby do?)
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To: cotton1706

Is there an issue where he doesn’t part ways with conservatism?


25 posted on 05/09/2014 5:49:59 AM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: C. Edmund Wright

And both Santorum and Romney know better, but they will say or do whatever they believe they must to win. Men like that should be no where near the levers of power.

Men who don’t really believe what they say will sign tax increases after shouting “read my lips, no new taxes” a thousand times. They will say “if you like your health care plan, you can keep your health care plan” while crossing their fingers behind their back. They will get BJ’s and then wag their finger at America and swear “I didn’t have sexual relations with that woman.” And they will promise America that “Islam is a religion of peace” while creating a police state to protect us from a segment of Islamists.

We need a principled conservative leader for once!


26 posted on 05/09/2014 5:50:05 AM PDT by .45 Long Colt
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To: cotton1706
My main disappointment with Romney losing is that what we got was even worse.
27 posted on 05/09/2014 5:50:52 AM PDT by Sooth2222 ("Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of congress. But I repeat myself." M.Twain)
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To: GeronL

“Is there an issue where he doesn’t part ways with conservatism?”

No, because he’s never been one. And didn’t pretend to be one very well, just enough to get the nomination. He’s a George Bush Sr. clone.


28 posted on 05/09/2014 5:51:36 AM PDT by cotton1706 (ThisRepublic.net)
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To: ozdragon

The fact that he was a liberal pretending to be “severely conservative” probably turned off more voters


29 posted on 05/09/2014 5:51:49 AM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: .45 Long Colt

Acutally, while I agree Mitt knows better - I think Santorum really is dumb enough to perhaps believe it. And I know they will both say whatever. Santorum is a niche politician - trying to fake legitimacy by niching his way through Iowa - and he knows theres a niche of phony conservatives who will fall for his populist bullsh-t.


30 posted on 05/09/2014 5:53:44 AM PDT by C. Edmund Wright (Tokyo Rove is more than a name, it's a GREAT WEBSITE)
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To: cotton1706

There are reasons to agree with Mitt Romney on this one:

1. They are going to do it anyway.

2. It takes it away as a campaign issue along with the endless media dwelling on it.

3. The layoffs and lost job openings will all fall on Obama’s watch.

4. It is about the only bullet the dems have to get people to the polls. Take it away from them.

In sum, all of the above advances the loss of democrats at the polls in November. I would even go them on better and say that we prefer it be $10.50 and not $10.10. That even takes away a possible Obama talking point that the Republicans caved in. (He’s the one who caved to us.)


31 posted on 05/09/2014 5:58:03 AM PDT by xzins ( Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for victory!)
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To: cripplecreek

I believe you are right.

Bush. Romney. All of the yayhoos are lining up for next time.

The GOP needs someone, who will change the GOP into a party for American jobs.

Nobody is currently out there, who fits that bill.

Not a single person.


32 posted on 05/09/2014 5:58:09 AM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network (http://www.census.gov/foreign-trade/balance/c5700.html#2013)
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To: cotton1706

Just giving cover for Jeb Bush and Chris Christie to push a massive increase in the minimum wage.

Same thing goes for ending the Bengazi investigation, cutting the military, social issues, immigration, second amendment rights, and keeping around Obamacare.


33 posted on 05/09/2014 6:02:11 AM PDT by Thunder90 (All posts soley represent my own opinion.)
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To: Dr. Sivana

Wages should be an agreement between the employer and employee. Gov’t at any level shouldn’t be involved.


34 posted on 05/09/2014 6:04:57 AM PDT by Rusty0604
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To: cotton1706
Who out there is clamoring for Mitt Romney? Shouting, let's hear from Mitt. What does Mitt think?

No one.

Mitt, your way, way past your due date.

I can't believe I have to say this to a guy, who's made his money in the market. Minimum wages cost jobs, cost the worst off in society, their first step on the ladder to employment. Specifically, an increase in the minimum wage act should be title "Increase Black Teenage Unemployment Even More Act". I guess Romney, besides being a political moron,is an ecconomic moron and really doesn't care about the 47%.

Mitt, go away, you're not helping.

35 posted on 05/09/2014 6:08:16 AM PDT by Jabba the Nutt (You can have a free country or government schools. Choose one.)
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To: cotton1706
The minimum wage should be raised, but it has to be with a condition that jobs must go to qualified US citizens. No more hiring non-citizens, except maybe in regulated farming situations. In spite of the hype, there are plenty of qualified US citizens. With that condition, it would put the dems on the spot and they'd have to agree to something that helps stop the invasion of the US.

Conservatives supported taxes not being raised on the wealthy. It's time for those "conservatives" to get some of that money they've saved to less financially endowed US citizens.

36 posted on 05/09/2014 6:10:07 AM PDT by grania
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To: Blennos

He understands. He just wants applause from the “smart set”. I’m glad I wrote in “Grover Cleveland” in 2012 rather than voting for this intellectually dishonest, moral cretin.


37 posted on 05/09/2014 6:11:03 AM PDT by achilles2000 ("I'll agree to save the whales as long as we can deport the liberals")
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To: Blennos

Don’t go that far.... There is a flip side to minimum wages, do you think FORD paid his workers at the time the unheard of wage of $5 a day because he was an idiot?

No, he did so because he realized that to sell more of his product, folks had to be able to afford to BUY his product.

Now, the current proposals on the minimum wage are mostly garbage, raising it 40% and whatnot is just silly.

However the minimum wage isn’t going away, and the idea of tying it to a COLA automatically to end this debate every few election cycles would put it to bed... Of course that won’t happen because of morons on both sides of the isle.

If this was done, the impact would be minimal and easy to plan for, would it have no impact? of course not, but it wouldn’t be the sky is falling nonsense.


38 posted on 05/09/2014 6:11:18 AM PDT by HamiltonJay
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To: grania

Huh?


39 posted on 05/09/2014 6:14:11 AM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: cotton1706

Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney on Thursday morning said he supports an increase in the minimum wage, breaking with many Republicans who have stood against it.

“I, for instance, as you know, part company with many of the conservatives in my party on the issue of the minimum wage. I think we ought to raise it,”
_______________________________________________

Calling all RomneyBots

Please pick up the white and delightsome courtesy phone

Your darling boy has just said something liberal again...

OH NOEZ


40 posted on 05/09/2014 6:15:38 AM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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To: GeronL
Huh?

The minimum wage should be raised, and the jobs have to go to qualified US citizens. Cut down on the invasion of the US and on people collecting freebies instead of paychecks at the same time. It's a win-win.

41 posted on 05/09/2014 6:17:01 AM PDT by grania
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To: grania

“The minimum wage should be raised”

The minimum wage SHOULD NOT be raised. It has been a stupid idea since the 30’s. It helps absolutely nobody but opportunistic politicians.


42 posted on 05/09/2014 6:17:10 AM PDT by cotton1706 (ThisRepublic.net)
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To: cotton1706

Romney again reiterated that he isn’t running for president,
____________________________________

“Hey Im still here and available. Please don’t forget me

Yoohoo aint I pretty ???”


43 posted on 05/09/2014 6:17:14 AM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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To: Rusty0604
Wages should be an agreement between the employer and employee. Gov’t at any level shouldn’t be involved.

Did you not read my qualifier? We are not a nation of libertarians/free market conservatives who are going to abolish the minimum wage any time soon. By making it a state-level thing, NY, MA and CA can further mess up their economies until they FORCE themselves back to reality. States and cities with high costs (NYC, CA) tend to have a meaningless minimum wage anyway, as even the Taco Bell has to pay more to get employees. Places like North Dakota, where there is a boom, also are paying much higher than minimum wage. It does hurt low cost areas like the deep south. If it is a state by state thing, a free market state can make the minimum wage $1/hour, which would mean none at all.
44 posted on 05/09/2014 6:17:28 AM PDT by Dr. Sivana ("I'm a Contra" -- President Ronald Reagan)
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To: cotton1706

mentioned some of his favorite potential GOP presidential candidates in 2016
__________________________________________

Willard’s list never includes Governor Sarah Palin, Sen Ted Cruz etc...

No Conservatives among his favs


45 posted on 05/09/2014 6:18:54 AM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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To: cotton1706

And the Stupid Party would have right along with it.

Hey Willard,
I know you don’t care. Your people are all taken care of with massive trust funds and exec jobs waiting for them. I can’t afford an increase in minimum wage though. Maybe you don’t know this since you haven’t had to try to make ends meet, EVER, but every time min wage goes up, prices go up. The company I work for doesn’t get to bill clients a higher rate, therefore, my wage doesn’t go up.

This is why you lost Willard, because you don’t know what’s going on out here beneath the Ivory Tower.


46 posted on 05/09/2014 6:20:45 AM PDT by demshateGod (The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.)
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To: cripplecreek

All we need now is McCain to try another run.

I can’t wait to hear McCain sounding like a damn parrot repeating “My Friend” over and over again.


47 posted on 05/09/2014 6:22:22 AM PDT by IMR 4350
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To: ozdragon

It’s okay though. People know Romney is an Etch-a-sketch.


48 posted on 05/09/2014 6:24:30 AM PDT by demshateGod (The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.)
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To: cotton1706

The democrats favorite republican ???


49 posted on 05/09/2014 6:26:33 AM PDT by Iron Munro (Malaysia Flight MH370 Black Box signals reported in Bermuda Triangle)
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To: demshateGod

Romney is Statist who THINKS the Constitutions
of the USA and Massachusetts are etch-a-sketch
by whatever he deems at the moment (like Pelosi and Obama).


50 posted on 05/09/2014 6:27:30 AM PDT by Diogenesis
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