The media likes to portray Jeb Bush as a "moderate" Republican, but moderate Republicans can't win primaries. Which is why Dubya The Revenge is going around South Carolina saying that America needs to get rid of the federal minimum wage.
At an event in South Carolina on Tuesday, Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush was asked whether he thinks the country should raise the minimum wage or whether the wage should be left up to private companies.
“We need to leave it to the private sector,” he responded. “I think state minimum wages are fine. The federal government shouldn’t be doing this.” He went on, “The federal government doing this will make it harder and harder for the first rung of the ladder to be reached, particularly for young people, particularly for people that have less education.”
But remember, Jebby is not like those Tea Party nutjobs. Not at all. He thinks there are people making minimum wage who are being paid too much money right now. And remember, without a federal minimum wage, there are several states where people would be making less than $7.25 an hour: Alabama (no minimum), Georgia ($5.15 if there are more than six employees, none if fewer), Louisiana (no minimum), Tennessee (no minimum), Wyoming ($5.15)...
...and South Carolina, which has no minimum wage either.
Let that sink in for a minute. Jeb Bush calling for the end of a federal minimum wage in a state with no minimum wage. I don't think that's an accident, do you?