Quote – Tom McClintock, California Republican state senator. “The Los Angeles Times.

The proposal is couched in the soothing and smarmy rhetoric of leftist populism….But if that's all it takes, why stop there? If a simple legislative act increasing the minimum wage to $7.75 is all that is needed to improve the lot of the working poor by just a little, then why not raise it to $10 an hour and get them to the poverty level? For that matter, why not raise it to $50 an hour, assuring every working Californian a comfortable living?

Tom McClintock, Republican state senator for California’s 19th District. “The most important thing for any poor person trying to….” published in the Los Angeles Times.

Tuesday, April 11, 2006