Wayne Messam on Jobs

FL Mayor; Democratic Presidential Challenger (withdrawn)


Calls for living wage; raised city worker minimum to $12/hr

Wayne Messam on Minimum Wage: Supports raising the wage but not to a specific figure.

Some candidates have not specifically endorsed a $15 minimum wage but have called for raising it. On his campaign website, Wayne Messam calls for a "living wage." As mayor of Miramar, Florida, in 2015 he backed raising the hourly minimum wage for some city employees to as much as $12 an hour.

Source: Politico "2020Dems on the Issues" , Jul 17, 2019

Invest in training the entrepreneurs of today and tomorrow

When I'm President, repealing the Trump tax breaks for the wealthy will be at the top of my agenda. I've built a small business, and as Mayor, overseen one of the fastest growing economies in the nation. I championed a living wage for city workers, attracted high-paying jobs for Floridians, fought to bring manufacturing jobs back from China, and created jobs myself.

It's time we had a President who invests in training the entrepreneurs of today and tomorrow. Under my administration, we would bring uncertainty for American workers and businesses to an end, by pushing to make it illegal to shut down the government to score political points.

When I'm President, we will establish an economic plan to soften the blow of the coming tech advancements on working and middle class Americans, and will encourage young people to start their own businesses as a pathway to success and alternative to college.

Source: 2020 presidential campaign website WayneForUSA.com , Apr 9, 2019

Supported boosting minimum wage

Messam also supported a "living wage" for Miramar city, putting full and part-time workers above the state minimum wage.
Source: Townhall.com on 2020 presidential hopefuls , Mar 28, 2019

Other candidates on Jobs: Wayne Messam on other issues:
2020 Presidential Democratic Primary Candidates:
V.P.Joe Biden (D-DE)
Mayor Mike Bloomberg (I-NYC)
Gov.Steve Bullock (D-MT)
Mayor Pete Buttigieg (D-IN)
Rep.Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI)
Sen.Amy Klobuchar (D-MN)
Gov.Deval Patrick (D-MA)
Sen.Bernie Sanders (I-VT)
Sen.Elizabeth Warren (D-MA)

2020 GOP and Independent Candidates:
Rep.Justin Amash (Libertarian-MI)
CEO Don Blankenship (C-WV)
Gov.Lincoln Chafee (L-RI)
Howie Hawkins (Green-NY)
Gov.Larry Hogan (R-MD)
Gov.John Kasich (R-OH)
V.P.Mike Pence (R-IN)
Gov.Mark Sanford (R-SC)
CEO Howard Schultz (I-WA)
Pres.Donald Trump (R-NY)
Gov.Jesse Ventura (I-MN)
V.C.Arvin Vohra (Libertarian-MD)
Rep.Joe Walsh (R-IL)
Gov.Bill Weld (L-NY,R-MA)
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Homeland Security
Social Security
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2020 Withdrawn Democratic Candidates:
State Rep.Stacey Abrams (D-GA)
Sen.Michael Bennet (D-CO)
Sen.Cory Booker (D-NJ)
Secy.Julian Castro (D-TX)
Mayor Bill de Blasio (D-NYC)
Rep.John Delaney (D-MD)
Sen.Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY)
Sen.Mike Gravel (D-AK)
Sen.Kamala Harris (D-CA)
Gov.John Hickenlooper (D-CO)
Gov.Jay Inslee (D-WA)
Mayor Wayne Messam (D-FL)
Rep.Seth Moulton (D-MA)
Rep.Beto O`Rourke (D-TX)
Rep.Tim Ryan (D-CA)
Adm.Joe Sestak (D-PA)
CEO Tom Steyer (D-CA)
Rep.Eric Swalwell (D-CA)
Marianne Williamson (D-CA)
CEO Andrew Yang (D-NY)

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