Jim DeMint on Jobs
Jr Senator; previously Republican Rep (SC-4)
"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.
As the federation of America’s unions, the AFL-CIO includes more than 13 million of America’s workers in 60 member unions working in virtually every part of the economy. The mission of the AFL-CIO is to improve the lives of working families to bring economic justice to the workplace and social justice to our nation. To accomplish this mission we will build and change the American labor movement.
The following ratings are based on the votes the organization considered most important; the numbers reflect the percentage of time the representative voted the organization's preferred position.
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Michael Badnarik (Libertarian)
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