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Michele Bachmann Tells Florida Crowd She Won’t Rule Out Minimum Wage Changes As Overall Plan To Create Jobs

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I think we should allow sweatshops too so we don’t lose jobs to an overseas company.  I really don’t think lowering our standards is the best way to achieve our goals. Lowering the minimum wage could possibly create some more jobs, but wouldn’t it also just create more working poor Americans? It appears some politicians don’t care about that, they just want stats to show something is going on even though that something isn’t truly helping anyone (except business executives).  This would be like solving our obesity problems in America by raising the weight requirements to be considered obese.  We’d suddenly have less obesity but not a healthier nation.

 

Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann said Friday she wouldn’t rule out changes to the federal minimum wage as a way to lower the cost of doing business and lure corporations back to the United States.

The Minnesota congresswoman told supporters at a packed sandwich shop that the corporate income tax needs to be reduced because companies are moving to other countries to save money. She was later asked by a reporter whether changes to the minimum wage should also be considered to balance the cost of labor here and overseas.

“I’m not married to anything. I’m not saying that’s where I’m going to go,” she said.

She did say she wants to look at all aspects of doing business, from regulations to tax codes, and will consider anything that will help create jobs. The federal minimum wage is $7.25 an hour.

“I want to bring advisers in from labor and from manufacturers and from the service industry and financial services. I want to know what they know, because that’s what we’ve been missing from President Obama. He has virtually no one in his Cabinet with private sector experience,” Bachmann said. “I want to bring people who know how to create jobs into my administration.”

The stop at Angie’s Subs was the first in a three-day tour of Florida, a state that’s hoping to play a major role in the primary. With 29 electoral votes, it also is the largest prize among the states that neither party can take for granted in the 2012 general election.

via Bachmann, in Fla., says she won’t rule out minimum wage changes as overall plan to create jobs | StarTribune.com.

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