Martin O’Malley back $15 minimum wage

Yesterday former Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley, one of the Democratic presidential candidates, said he supports a $15 an hour national minimum wage.

“I strongly support the national movement to raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour, because it will lift millions of families out of poverty and create better customers for American businesses,” the Democratic candidate for president said in a statement.

“Some people will say this is hard to do,” he said. “And it will be. But leadership is about forging public consensus — not following it.”

“On this issue, we must lead with our progressive values to rebuild the American Dream,” O’Malley added.

O’Malley’s support for a $15 an hour minimum wage leaves Hillary Clinton as the lone Democratic presidential candidate who hasn’t publicly come out in support of a $15 minimum wage, as Sen. Bernie Sanders has already said he supports that kind of increase in the minimum wage.


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  1. Zach, thanks.

    For context, slave wages are room and board.

    When 40 hours at minimum wage, won’t buy room and board, it’s beneath slave wages.

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