Feb 14 2013
You can add Rep. Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn., to the list of Republicans who oppose an increase in the federal minimum wage from $7.25 an hour to $9.00 an hour.
In an interview on the Daily Rundown Thursday, Rep. Blackburn told Chuck Todd she was against the President’s proposal to up the minimum wage.
“I think that basically what the President is saying is ‘we want individuals to make more.’ I’m not for raising the minimum wage and I’ll tell you why, you’re going to exclude a lot of younger workers,” said Rep. Blackburn. “Why would you take a step that is going to make it difficult for employers to hire people?”