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Inez Tenenbaum on Welfare & Poverty


Keep Minimum Wage to help working class families

Jim DeMint's goal of abolishing the minimum wage is yet another "big bad idea" that would hurt South Carolina families and is further evidence that DeMint's radical views are out of step with South Carolina voters, US Senate candidate Inez Tenenbaum said today.

"Not only does Jim DeMint oppose an increase in the minimum wage, he favors abolishing the minimum wage altogether," Tenenbaum said. "His opposition to a minimum wage of any kind is another wacky, far-out idea that shows how out of touch he is with South Carolina." Tenenbaum supports an increase in the minimum wage over time, once the economy recovers.

DeMint acknowledged during a recent US Senate debate at WYFF-TV in Greenville, and again during Monday's debate at WIS-TV in Columbia, that he supports abandoning the federal minimum wage. In 1999, he introduced legislation that would allow states to opt out of the minimum wage.

Source: SC Senate debate analysis in Tenenbaum Press Release Oct 19, 2004

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