At a Chamber of Commerce event today, Chris Christie – ever the everyman sharing working families’ concerns – came right out and said what we’re sure many Republicans have been thinking this year: “I’m tired of hearing about the minimum wage, I really am.” American Bridge has the video, watch for yourself above.
Christie may be ‘tired’ of hearing about the minimum wage, but he can’t be anywhere near as tired as the millions of hardworking men and women around the country who deserve a raise. The truth is that the average minimum wage earner in this country is 35. Christie should know that, given he’s proudly touted his past veto of a bill to increase New Jersey’s minimum wage. Americans deserve better than Christie’s reliance on a trite and repeatedly debunked Republican talking point about this critical issue.