Perry wants to raise the ‘maximum wage’
I know what he is trying to say, but it comes across as our bosses needs a raise. And we can all agree that’s not the case!
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Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) said on Sunday he is focused on raising the “maximum wage” for workers in the Lone Star State.
“We focus on the maximum wage rather than the minimum wage,” Perry said on NBC’s “Meet the Press.”
“Ninety-five percent of all the jobs that were created in my home state were above the minimum wage,” he added. “So the idea that you should be focused on the minimum wage, when in fact, you should be focused on policies that create this environment where jobs can be created.”
Perry’s comments come as the Obama administration and Democratic lawmakers have been pushing a bill that would raise the national minimum wage to $10.10 an hour from the current $7.25. Some states already have minimum wages that are higher than this, but many follow the national standard.
Democrats argue that $7.25 an hour is not a livable wage for many people around the country.