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Romney on minimum wage: 'we ought to raise it' (Mitt makes pilgrimage to MSNBC...)
CNN ^ | 5/9/14 | Paul Steinhauser

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."

(Excerpt) Read more at politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com ...


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Go away, Mitt.
1 posted on 05/09/2014 9:35:59 AM PDT by jimbo123
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To: jimbo123

romney. free to pander.


2 posted on 05/09/2014 9:37:22 AM PDT by dadfly
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To: jimbo123

Romney is the New McCain.


3 posted on 05/09/2014 9:38:27 AM PDT by BlueStateRightist (Government is best which governs least.)
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To: dadfly

The loser speaks, no one listens.


4 posted on 05/09/2014 9:39:20 AM PDT by 2001convSVT (Going Galt as fast as I can.)
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To: jimbo123

He also “parts company” with true conservatism. What a socialist idiot!

I’m almost glad he lost.


5 posted on 05/09/2014 9:39:35 AM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: jimbo123

Never mind the hundreds of thousands of people who will no longer have a job at all.


6 posted on 05/09/2014 9:40:34 AM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Haven't you lost enough freedoms? Support an end to the WOD now.)
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To: jimbo123

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


7 posted on 05/09/2014 9:40:45 AM PDT by stanne
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To: jimbo123

The big-government/big-corporate crony-fascist complex likes a high minimum wage because it eliminates competition from pesky small businesses.


8 posted on 05/09/2014 9:40:45 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("The more numerous the laws, the more corrupt the government." --Tacitus)
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To: jimbo123
our party is all about more jobs and better pay,

Yeah, because we meant that government should determine the value of an employee, Mitt. Whatev.
9 posted on 05/09/2014 9:41:15 AM PDT by andyk (I have sworn...eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.)
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To: All

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.


10 posted on 05/09/2014 9:41:19 AM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: fwdude

We’ve been here before, on both opinions.

http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/ticket/outcry-mitt-romney-reverses-stance-minimum-wage-181557691.html

Etch-a-sketch principles.


11 posted on 05/09/2014 9:41:32 AM PDT by Psalm 144 (FIGHT! FIGHT! SEVERE CONSERVATIVE AND THE WILD RIGHT!)
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To: fwdude

I believe that if you are going to get socialism, may as well get the full measure instead of socialism lite.


12 posted on 05/09/2014 9:41:41 AM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Haven't you lost enough freedoms? Support an end to the WOD now.)
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To: 2001convSVT



13 posted on 05/09/2014 9:41:42 AM PDT by jimbo123
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To: fwdude

Oh yeah. Every time he speaks, the Rubio’s lose more conservatives in their pres voter pool


14 posted on 05/09/2014 9:42:12 AM PDT by stanne
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To: jimbo123

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.


15 posted on 05/09/2014 9:49:14 AM PDT by thetallguy24
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To: jimbo123

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.


16 posted on 05/09/2014 9:49:49 AM PDT by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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To: jimbo123
you know... like most of you I think that raising the minimum wage will increase inflation and increase unemployment while eliminating lower wage jobs and will speed up the transition from low wage jobs for people to machines.

BUT.

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?

17 posted on 05/09/2014 9:51:56 AM PDT by TexasFreeper2009 (Obama lied .. the economy died.)
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To: thetallguy24

he has always been sympathetic and supportive of lefty causes. It is conservatism he has to fake


18 posted on 05/09/2014 9:54:11 AM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: jimbo123

Philosophically tone deaf.


19 posted on 05/09/2014 9:54:42 AM PDT by deadrock (I am someone else.)
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To: jimbo123

You ought to STFU, Mitt.


20 posted on 05/09/2014 9:54:51 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: jimbo123
In 2012 the advantage of Mitt over Obama was that maybe Mitt could put off le deluge apres moi.

Guess not.

21 posted on 05/09/2014 9:59:11 AM PDT by MUDDOG
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To: MUDDOG

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


22 posted on 05/09/2014 10:09:22 AM PDT by Therapsid
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To: TexasFreeper2009
We have a Republic, not a democracy.

If our reps acted purely on the whims of the majority all would be confusion and masses of bad legislation would be the result.

23 posted on 05/09/2014 10:09:36 AM PDT by what's up (su)
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24 posted on 05/09/2014 10:14:31 AM PDT by RedMDer (May we always be happy and may our enemies always know it. - Sarah Palin, 10-18-2010)
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To: jimbo123

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?


25 posted on 05/09/2014 10:14:36 AM PDT by mikelets456
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To: jimbo123

Please, Mitt. Part company.


26 posted on 05/09/2014 10:15:56 AM PDT by SC_Pete
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To: jimbo123

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.


27 posted on 05/09/2014 10:17:42 AM PDT by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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To: dadfly
These politicians. I tell ya. Always quick to spend other people's money.
28 posted on 05/09/2014 10:19:52 AM PDT by fhayek
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To: TexasFreeper2009

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.


29 posted on 05/09/2014 10:20:38 AM PDT by Reddon
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To: jimbo123

He’s running...

Everyone wants their turn to preside over the destruction of America...


30 posted on 05/09/2014 10:24:07 AM PDT by aMorePerfectUnion ( "I didn't leave the Central Oligarchy Party. It left me." - Ronaldus Magnimus, 2014)
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To: what's up

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?


31 posted on 05/09/2014 10:29:47 AM PDT by TexasFreeper2009 (Obama lied .. the economy died.)
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To: jimbo123

Romney is a typical Massachusetts liberal.


32 posted on 05/09/2014 10:30:16 AM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: Therapsid

Now I know how Mr. Jones felt.


33 posted on 05/09/2014 10:41:06 AM PDT by MUDDOG
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To: TexasFreeper2009
Even in a Republic the representatives of the people are expected to vote to reflect the will of the people who put them there.

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.

34 posted on 05/09/2014 10:41:23 AM PDT by what's up (su)
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To: what's up

Democracy is two wolves and a sheep voting on what’s for dinner.


35 posted on 05/09/2014 10:42:59 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: what's up
how is raising the minimum wage infringing on the bill of rights?
36 posted on 05/09/2014 10:49:22 AM PDT by TexasFreeper2009 (Obama lied .. the economy died.)
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To: jimbo123

What a putz.


37 posted on 05/09/2014 10:50:53 AM PDT by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: fwdude
I’m almost glad he lost.

Don't forget, Soros said he would be fine with a Romney presidency.

38 posted on 05/09/2014 10:51:46 AM PDT by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: TexasFreeper2009
I didn't say it was.

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.

39 posted on 05/09/2014 10:55:39 AM PDT by what's up (su)
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To: fwdude
I’m almost glad he lost.

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.

40 posted on 05/09/2014 11:01:54 AM PDT by Orangedog (An optimist is someone who tells you to 'cheer up' when things are going his way)
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I’m almost glad he lost.

As for me, I’m 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.

41 posted on 05/09/2014 2:53:25 PM PDT by Finny (Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path. -- Psalm 119:105)
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To: Orangedog

Amen! See my post 41. :^)


42 posted on 05/09/2014 2:54:08 PM PDT by Finny (Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path. -- Psalm 119:105)
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To: TexasFreeper2009

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.


43 posted on 05/09/2014 2:56:26 PM PDT by Fledermaus (Conservatives are all that's left to defend the Constitution. Dems hate it, and Repubs don't care.)
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To: Finny

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!


44 posted on 05/09/2014 2:56:39 PM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: fwdude

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!


45 posted on 05/09/2014 2:58:57 PM PDT by Finny (Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path. -- Psalm 119:105)
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To: Finny

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.


46 posted on 05/09/2014 3:06:10 PM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: Fledermaus
http://www.politico.com/story/2014/01/minimum-wage-increase-poll-101950.html

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.

47 posted on 05/09/2014 3:15:13 PM PDT by TexasFreeper2009 (Obama lied .. the economy died.)
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To: fwdude
Well, I'm pretty ticked that I wasted a perfectly good rant on somebody who didn't even vote for the jerk!! {^)

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.

48 posted on 05/09/2014 3:16:48 PM PDT by Finny (Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path. -- Psalm 119:105)
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To: TexasFreeper2009

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.


49 posted on 05/09/2014 3:18:27 PM PDT by TexasFreeper2009 (Obama lied .. the economy died.)
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To: TexasFreeper2009

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.


50 posted on 05/09/2014 3:20:31 PM PDT by Fledermaus (Conservatives are all that's left to defend the Constitution. Dems hate it, and Repubs don't care.)
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