From an interview of North Carolina Republican Senate Candidate Thom Tillis by NBC’s Chuck Todd today:
Todd: Do you think [the minimum wage] should be raised in North Carolina?
Tillis: I think that’s a decision that the legislature needs to make with businesses.
Todd: Well, you’re the speaker. Would you make that decision?
Tillis: Right now what we’re trying to do is make the minimum wage – we’ve got a president and Kay Hagan that want to create a minimum wage economy. What I want to do is create jobs that make the minimum wage irrelevant.
Todd: Okay, so… you haven’t really said whether you’d be for raising it or not. Would you support raising it in North Carolina or not?
Tillis: … Instead of focusing on this sort of defeatist mentality where we’ve gotta up the minimum wage, why don’t we focus on creating better-paying jobs?
Okay, so now we know that (1) Tillis credits Barack Obama and Kay Hagan with founding Walmart and transforming McDonald’s–sorry, Sam Walton and Ray Kroc, you didn’t built that–and (2) he wants to force Walmart and McDonald’s to shut down for lack of ability to compete for labor with all those high-paying jobs he will help create once he’s a senator.
Obama and Hagan better start thinking about selling all their stock in these companies they built.
(Sorry; I couldn’t resist posting this. Tried hard, but couldn’t resist.)