Skip to comments.Romney on minimum wage: 'we ought to raise it' (Mitt makes pilgrimage to MSNBC...)
Posted on 05/09/2014 9:35:59 AM PDT by jimbo123
In a break with many in the Republican Party, Mitt Romney says he backs a move to raise the minimum wage.
"I, for instance, as you know, part company with many of the conservatives in my party on the issue of the minimum wage, the 2012 GOP presidential nominee said Friday morning.
"I think we ought to raise it, because frankly, our party is all about more jobs and better pay, and I think communicating that is important to us," Romney added in an interview on MSNBC's "Morning Joe."
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romney. free to pander.
Romney is the New McCain.
The loser speaks, no one listens.
He also “parts company” with true conservatism. What a socialist idiot!
I’m almost glad he lost.
Never mind the hundreds of thousands of people who will no longer have a job at all.
The dems are going to have no one to run. They should take a look at this lib
Dems are allowed to exalt wealthy white guys. Plus he thinks like them
The big-government/big-corporate crony-fascist complex likes a high minimum wage because it eliminates competition from pesky small businesses.
this is just proof that the DC insiders have no clue about the real world. They see outside the NYC/Beltway as a serf zone and the insiders are out benevolent aristocrat oligarch rulers.
We’ve been here before, on both opinions.
I believe that if you are going to get socialism, may as well get the full measure instead of socialism lite.
Oh yeah. Every time he speaks, the Rubio’s lose more conservatives in their pres voter pool
Seems like he’s really trying to pay penance for his 47% comment by appearing sympathetic to liberal causes. This way he can run for president again.
Is this the same Mitt Romney who, while at Bain, used to go into companies and cut salaries and other costs to turn bankrupt companies back into viable businesses? I guess its just not that important to create viable turn-around and start up companies anymore.
The polls show the vast majority of US citizens want to raise the minimum wage.
If the job of our representatives in government is to represent our views, shouldn't they support policies “such as this” that the vast majority want, if if we personally disagree with them?
he has always been sympathetic and supportive of lefty causes. It is conservatism he has to fake
Philosophically tone deaf.
You ought to STFU, Mitt.
OK I can handle it.....Do your worst.
THERE ARE MANY TIMES MORE CONSERVATIVES ON THE BOTTOM NOW THEN AT THE TOP.
There you have it
If our reps acted purely on the whims of the majority all would be confusion and masses of bad legislation would be the result.
Dear Mitt and progressives. Please show me where in the constitution it says I must be forced to give my money to other people?
I know WHAT the Constitution says about guns, my stuff, my speech...but nothing about paying for others, forcibly. Please show me?
Please, Mitt. Part company.
Is it any wonder he lost? With two Democrats in the race, people picked the official Democrat.
I expect the GOPe to use the same losing strategy in 2016.
When a nation’s average intelligence, education, and work ethic sinks to a level where people are no longer capable of making decisions that are in their best long term interests, then the one-person one-vote thing doesn’t work any more. I think we are getting to that point. And I have no idea what to do about it.
Everyone wants their turn to preside over the destruction of America...
Even in a Republic the representatives of the people are expected to vote to reflect the will of the people who put them there.
Is that not exactly why we have elections? to have the opportunity to vote for those who will go to Washington and represent our wishes?
Romney is a typical Massachusetts liberal.
Now I know how Mr. Jones felt.
How do we know the polls aren't manipulated by liars? You can't base your decision on either lying polls or whims of the people which are controlled by media.
Majority rule can be brutal (just look at the French Revolution), especially when it is based on polls which change daily. This is why the Bill of Rights was created...to protect the minority.
Yes, we have democratic values but we don't have pure democracy. Thank God.
Democracy is two wolves and a sheep voting on what’s for dinner.
What a putz.
Don't forget, Soros said he would be fine with a Romney presidency.
I said paying attention only to majority opinion in passing legislation could be.
The minority is often right and our reps need to pay more attention to what is right than what may be a passing whim.
Almost...?! I'm totally glad he lost. Had he not lost, a draconian gun ban would have been shoved through the house after that school shooting with his and boner's blessing, telling everyone complaining to shut up and sit down. The only change to obama/romneycare would have been drastically increasing the fine for not buying a policy from his campaign contributors. Amnesty would have already happened.
As for me, Im
almost glad he lost.
At least limited government conservatives can fight Obama's agenda using the only political option currently available, the Republican party, in that fight. Had Romney won, limited government conservatives in the Republican party would have been totally neutered and because of your support, fwdude, the Republican party would have led the way in advancing every one of the left's statist agendas, from global warming and nationalized health care, to abortion and the gay agenda.
When you voted FOR Romney, you voted FOR the Republican party and America to swing HARD LEFT. And had that bastard won and was right now pushing all the leftist crap and tyranny we stand against, folks like you would have been caterwauling and wailing "I didn't vote for that, I voted against Obama!"
You're damned RIGHT I'm glad Romney lost. YOU SHOULD BE EVEN GLADDER, because if the bastard had won, YOU would be accountable for all the leftist amoral tyranny Romney would be advancing via Republican means. Because YOU voted for it.
Amen! See my post 41. :^)
Site the polls AND the questions.
Most Americans know minimum wage is an entry level wage for the unskilled and part time and only about 4% of ALL wage earners make the minimum.
Uh, I didn’t vote for Romney. Not sure where you think I claimed I did.
That being said, I heartily agree with your entire post!
I assumed you did because you said you were “almost” glad he lost. I am VERY PLEASED to hear that you didn’t vote for him. Atta dude!
It’s a surreal conundrum. I’m infinitely sorry that Homobama “won,” even though that meant that Romney lost. We have the worst of both worlds. Don’t know where my emotions fit into that unconscionable choice.
according to this fairly recent poll 72% of American support raising the minimum wage.
My argument isn't for the minimum wage, it's for not alienating 72% of the population. I mean... that's approaching constitutional amendment levels of support. I just don't think this particular issue is important enough to throw ourselves on the fire for.
Seriously, though, I have to say that I am less sorry that Obama won that I'd be if Romney had won. Romney absolutely would have had worse long-term consequences for America.
He's going to try again in 2016, you watch. He's ten times worse than Obama in real terms, much more dangerous with potential to wreak MORE destruction if only because being the defacto head of the Republican party, if he made the White House, he would sabotage any conservative action against statists FAR more than Obama or any other Democrat could even hope to accomplish.
Obama was bad news. Romney was AND REMAINS worse news.
If I were running for office, I would make the best case I could against raising the minimum wage, and then throw my hands up and say, but... if that’s was a vast majority of the people want, i’ll vote for it. But I honestly feel it’s a mistake and I will work night and day to try to change the minds of the American people and try to help them see this is NOT the way.
First, Politico isn’t a great source. Second, no where in the article did they give me the poll question asked.
I personally don’t give a feces about how many in this “poll” might be alienated. What was the question?
Being against Obamacare approaches constitutional amendment levels but no one seriously talks about repealing it in the GOP.