November 12, 2015

Donald Trump thinks your wages are too high

NY Times - Donald J. Trumprepeated a statement he made in the Republican presidential debate: that wages are “too high” in the United States, an argument he made to explain his opposition to raising the minimum wage.

....In the Fox Business News debate, Mr. Trump said he couldn’t endorse the demand to more than double the federal minimum wage to $15 an hour, from $7.25, as candidates such as Senator Bernie Sanders, who is seeking the Democratic nomination, have called for.

“We are a country that’s being beaten on every front, economically, militarily. There is nothing we do now to win,” said Mr. Trump, adding at another point that “our wages are too high.”

In an interview  on “Morning Joe” on MSNBC, the co-host Mika Brzezinski raised the topic again, which gave Mr. Trump the chance to clarify his remarks from the debate. She pointed out the current minimum wage, saying, “Donald, nobody can live on that.”

Mr. Trump responded: “Our taxes are too high. Our wages are too high. We have to compete with other countries.”

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