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Trump now supports raising minimum wage to $10

Another pivot to the middle for Trump who now says the minimum wage should be not only kept, but raised to $10. Meanwhile, at the Democratic convention, it’s a pivot to the left with a parade of SJW causes touted by female and minority speakers, but little of interest to prole whites who will put Trump over the top in November.

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

July 27, 2016 at 7:11 am

Posted in Politics

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  1. “The Republican presidential nominee was pressed to provide a specific number by Fox News host Bill O’Reilly, who said “there has to be a federal minimum wage.”

    Trump initially dismissed that.

    “There doesn’t have to be,” Trump said. “I would leave it and raise it somewhat. You need to help people. I know it’s not very Republican to say.”

    “Ten bucks?” O’Reilly asked.
    “I would say 10. I would say 10,” Trump agreed. “But with the understanding that somebody like me is going to bring back jobs. I don’t want people to be in that $10 category for very long. But the thing is, Bill, let the states make the deal.” ”

    Awesome, the orange idiot is on three sides of the issue in one exchange, stampeded because Bernie Sanders criticized him.

    Lion of the Turambar

    July 27, 2016 at 8:14 am

    • you still don’t get it do you? Being on three sides at once means he always ends up on top and winning is what matter.

      Andrew E.

      July 27, 2016 at 9:22 am

    • Shocking, isn’t it, to see somebody running for office actually thinking about something in real time instead of regurgitating party talking points! Oh yeah, I guess that makes Trump an “idiot.” I guess you’re NOT an idiot because you regurgitate the same nonsense every time you post. That makes you “smart.”


      July 27, 2016 at 10:17 am

      • You really are so enslaved to your cheeto jesus that you are going to try to defend this nonsense? No one asked him to integrate a equation on live television- he was asked a straight forward application of a topic that has been in the news for at least two years. This isnt a pop quiz that he “has to think forward in real time”.

        He doesnt just make a poor representation of his beliefs. He actually manages to take four positions
        1. there doesnt have to be a federal minimum wage
        2. he would leave it alone
        3. he would raise it to $10
        4. leave it to the states to make the “deal” [with who?]

        As a bonus he manages to attack Republicans. You know, the people who actually help people by giving their own money to charity.

        This would have been a perfect time for anyone who had a coherent thought in their head on this topic to talk about how rising the minimum wage incents employers to eliminates jobs by automation and prevents entry level employees from join the work force and climbing the ladder and therefor does the opposite of helping those workers.

        Lion of the Turambar

        July 27, 2016 at 11:46 am

      • Point of order: Cheeto Jesus is Glenn Beck.


        July 27, 2016 at 3:59 pm

    • let the states make the deal


      E. Rekshun

      July 27, 2016 at 11:23 am

    • Thinking out loud! The horror! THE HORROR! My word, a president that actually spends time thinking about issues and being an intellectual based on his experience and common sense! So unfit for office. He might actually react dynamically to problems as they come up instead of hammering everything as if it were a nail.

      How can he be so unprepared for these interviews!? Is he really going to make up policy on the spot for 300 million people and Muh world’s largest economy??? This is madness. We need focus groups and economists to measure the impact of these policies so they never move the needle more than 2% or things could actually start changing around here!? We can’t have that.. Rich people might actually have to get off their asses and live in a dynamic economy instead of a static dying one meant to preserve their wealth at the expense of everyone else and the blood of their children. Oh the humanity…


      July 27, 2016 at 12:14 pm

  2. If you watch the video of the interview, it’s not quite as clear-cut as that.


    July 27, 2016 at 8:25 am

  3. So Bill O’Reilly is now setting the Federal Minimum Wage?

    I don’t think he secured a promise, sworn in blood that he would obey O’Reilly’s orders. It’s easier just to say that living conditions are different in each state and each state should make the determination.

    Mike Street Station

    July 27, 2016 at 10:01 am

  4. Trump just talked about relieving student debt. He’s going to reveal a plan for it in the next few weeks.


    July 27, 2016 at 11:19 am

  5. Another pivot to the middle for Trump who now says the minimum wage should be not only kept, but raised to $10. …at the Democratic convention, it’s a pivot to the left

    Republicans campaign like conservatives; Democrats campaign like liberals; both govern like moderates.

    $10 minimum wage…snooze. HRC will top that w/ $15.

    E. Rekshun

    July 27, 2016 at 11:22 am

  6. Trump should have said something like “Every worker in this country deserves to receive a livable wage. Under my presidency we will be addressing the illegal immigrant problem and manufacturing jobs being moved overseas both of which have been reducing wages in this country for decades.”


    July 27, 2016 at 11:47 am

  7. That is actually excellent. If you are reigning in immigration while bringing jobs back to the US, then you are effectively tightening the labor supply, raising the minimum wage. It is a distinction without a difference, since they both involve a federal increase in the minimum wage, whether it is de facto or de jure. The labor force that would otherwise be visibly unemployed due to the minimum wage increase will simply not be here.


    July 27, 2016 at 1:49 pm

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