Dobbs Knocks Conservative, Business Groups on Wages
Voters in six states chose to increase the minimum wage on November 7, and CNNâs Lou Dobbs took the opportunity to tell business and conservative groups to wise up on the issue.
Calling out the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and The Heritage Foundation by name, Dobbs lectured, âthese people had better understand something thatâs clear.â Dobbs said this was another battle in his almost trademarked âWar on the Middle Classâ on the November 8 âLou Dobbs Tonight.â
âWhen the voters go to the trouble of an initiativeâŠand say business is just pushing way too hard against the interests, the common good [of] working men and women,â continued Dobbs, that shows how important the issue is to âmiddle class Americans.â.
Preceding Dobbsâ warning of âfireworksâ to come if the federal minimum wage is not increased, Christine Romans offered a report on the passed ballot initiatives.
Romans threw a punch at businesses saying, âThe business community has long opposed higher minimum wages, preferring instead low taxes and less regulation.â
The only defender of business opposition to minimum wage increases was The Heritage Foundationâs Bill Beach who said, âWhen you increase the minimum wage you increase the cost of doing businessâŠthatâs kinda tough.â
Romans immediately countered saying, âVoters overwhelmingly disagreed.â