Thursday, December 1, 2016

Stiv — Donald Trump Insists That Wages Are ‘Too High’

Donald J. Trump on Wednesday morning repeated a statement he made the night before 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 an interview Wednesday morning 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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Donald Trump Insists That Wages Are ‘Too High’
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12 comments:

Ryan Harris said...

Please, everyone tell Trump to hire Mosler or Norman, at least have a chat. Email, tweet, phone, whatever. But not Kelton, sorry. No more academics in government.

Unknown said...

The article is repeating what was said very early in the campaign, after the first debate, and the following Wednesday. He has since retracted that line of thinking.

Unknown said...

This article comes as close to lying as you can come without being "untruthful" Just take things out of their time context, and logical context.

Tom Hickey said...

Donald Trump on Thursday clarified his comments from Tuesday night's GOP debate about wages being too high, saying the blowback has been misguided.

The billionaire businessman was asked during the Fox Business debate about whether he was sympathetic to protesters who have been pushing for the minimum wage to be raised to $15 an hour.

“I can’t be…and the reason I can’t be is because we are a country that is being beaten on every front,” Trump said on Tuesday night. “Taxes too high, wages too high, we’re not going to be able to compete against the world.”

But on Fox News’ “Special Report” Thursday he insisted that he never said wages were too high, just that the minimum wage should not increase.

“I didn’t say that. Bret, we were talking about the minimum wage, and they said ‘should we increase the minimum wage?’ And I’m saying that if we’re going to compete with other countries we can’t do that because the wages would be too high,” Trump said after host Bret Baier asked him about his comments.

“I was referring to the minimum wage,” Trump continued.

The business mogul said that people say they want to increase the minimum wage because it sounds good politically and even though it’s hard for him to say, he had to stand strong on not raising the minimum wage because “our country is losing businesses.”


http://www.politico.com/story/2015/11/donald-trump-wages-215812

Bob said...

The real minimum wage is zero. Thomas Sowell said so, and unemployment confirms it.

Kaivey said...

Slavery, then. Or a Castro like revolution.

GLH said...

The minimum wage doesn't affect US competitive status. The lack of competition is caused by the financial sector. As long as the US leaves financiers to strangle our country the more uncompetitive the country will get. Trump needs increase taxes on the financial sector and cut payroll taxes while increasing the minimum wage and enforce laws for workers.

Matthew Franko said...

"We have to compete"

Darwin....

Noah Way said...

Wages were too high at Carrier, so Trump negotiated a big state tax break (corporate welfare) to keep Carrier from bolting. So much for "fixing" trade.

In the first debate Trump said if you want to stop companies from leaving you tax the products the send back.

Matt Franko said...

Good deals include consideration for BOTH sides...

If they didnt take the deal, THEN you have to put the tariffs in....

Tom Hickey said...

Taxpayers of the State of Indiana pick up the 7.8 tax credit tab. This was a deal and the people at the paying end were the people of Indiana with no say in the deal.

The Rombach Report said...

In 1964, the minimum wage was $1.25, or the equivalent of 5 silver quarters. The same silver content today is worth more that $16.50. So, if anything advocates for a $15/hr minimum wage are setting their sights too low.