GOP representative and Galtian hero Tom McClintock showed up on C-SPAN, and this is what burbled out of the biggest hole in his head:
California Republican Rep. Tom McClintock said on Thursday that the minimum wage should not be raised because low pay was necessary for minorities and other unskilled workers who were not worth more than $7 an hour.
During an appearance on C-SPAN’s Washington Journal, host Greta Brawner asked McClintock if he could get behind a presidential candidate like Mitt Romney, who is one of an increasing number of Republicans saying that the minimum wage should be at least $10.10 an hour.
But McClintock argued that raising the minimum wage would “rip the first rung in the ladder of opportunity for teenagers, for minorities, for people who are trying to get into the job market for their first job.”
And the minority outreach continues in earnest. So far this new congress, the Republicans are doing a bang-up job of not looking scary or out of touch and the party you would trust with the Presidency.