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Liberals Unhappy With Clinton On Minimum Wage

- October 11, 2015

Clinton Has Endorsed Legislation That Would Raise The Federal Minimum Wage To $12 An Hour. “Putting some distance between herself and other Democratic presidential hopefuls, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton voiced support Thursday for a proposal to raise the federal minimum wage to $12, suggesting that a more ambitious proposal of $15 wouldn't be realistic on Capitol Hill.” (Dave Jamieson, “Hillary Clinton Voices Support For $12 Minimum Wage, But Balks At $15,” Huffington Post, 7/30/15)

  • Clinton Has Said A $15 National Minimum Wage “Wouldn’t Be Realistic.” (Dave Jamieson, “Hillary Clinton Voices Support For $12 Minimum Wage, But Balks At $15,” Huffington Post, 7/30/15)

However, Clinton Has Supported A $15 Wage For Particular Areas, But Has Hedged Against That, Saying It “May Not Make Sense For Less Dense Areas With Lower Costs Of Living.” “Clinton has said previously that a $15 minimum wage, which is fast becoming a reality in pricy cities like Seattle and Los Angeles, may not make sense for less dense areas with lower costs of living. She said she supported the recent move by the wage board of New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) to recommend a $15 minimum wage for fast-food workers in that state. But she has also said such a level may not be appropriate nationally.” (Dave Jamieson, “Hillary Clinton Voices Support For $12 Minimum Wage, But Balks At $15,” Huffington Post, 7/30/15)

Clinton’s “Hesitance” On A $15 An Hour Minimum Wage Continues To “Displease Progressives.” “Her hesitance on $15 may displease progressives -- but it will relieve businesses that are getting bowled over by minimum wage campaigns.” (Dave Jamieson, “Hillary Clinton Voices Support For $12 Minimum Wage, But Balks At $15,” Huffington Post, 7/30/15)

Clinton’s Democrat Rivals For President “Have Used The Minimum Wage To Attack Clinton’s Liberal Bona Fides.” “Clinton's rivals for the Democratic nomination have used the minimum wage to attack Clinton's liberal bona fides. Shortly after Clinton made those comments last week, former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley released a statement trumpeting his own support for lifting the minimum wage to $15 across the country.” (Patrick Caldwell, “Hillary Clinton Just Endorsed A $15 Minimum Wage. But Not For Everyone.” Mother Jones, 7/24/15)  


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