Chris Christie Tired of Hearing About Minimum Wage
With the Pennsylvania governor’s race a complete snore — even the most optimistic Republican poll still gives Wolf a 7-point edge — we turn to New Jersey to see what’s up with Gov. Chris Christie.
When we last left him he was arguing with a retired cop on the “Ask the Governor” radio show. Yesterday, at a fundraiser in Washington, Christie said he was tired of hearing about the minimum wage.
“I gotta tell you the truth, I’m tired of hearing about the minimum wage. I really am,” Christie said during a keynote address at the U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform’s annual legal reform summit, according to video of the remarks posted online by the left-leaning American Bridge 21st Century PAC.
“I don’t think there’s a mother or a father sitting around a kitchen table tonight in America who are saying ‘You know honey, if our son or daughter could just make a higher minimum wage, my God, all our dreams would be realized,’” he added. “Is that what parents aspire to for their children? They aspire to a greater, growing America where their children have the ability to make much more money and have much greater success than they’ve had. And that’s not about a higher minimum wage, everybody.”
Christie vetoed a raise of the minimum wage, though he said he supported it but objected to the specific language of the minimum wage bill. His reference to mothers and fathers is Christie saying that it’s mostly teenagers who make minimum wage, but about half the workers making the minimum wage are over the age of 25. It is true he is tired of hearing about it.
In other news, Christie said the GOP needs to win so it can control the “voting mechanisms” for the 2016 presidential election. Now we know Christie really wants to become president.
(He also vetoed an early voting bill last year.)