I did know that John Boehner was a member of the Republican party, and I did know that he ordinarily had a sad face which apparently disguised the pain of his early days on this planet. John informed the folks on Sixty Minutes that he is dead set against raising the minimum wage. He recounted the difficult days of his youth. “I had every known rotten job you can imagine gittin myself through school. I wouldn’t have a chance of half those jobs if the federal government had kept imposing higher minimum wages.” Gee, this is definitely a man who confronted poverty and won the battle without any aid and assistance from the Federal government. Unfortunately for John, these days there are fact checkers and this is what they discovered:
1. In 1965 the minimum wage was at its highest level in history.
2. During his years in college, the horrible, terrible job destroying federal government raised the minimum wage from $1.65 to $2.00 to $2.10 to $2.30 an hour.
Oh, John was forced to work in a “humbling job” such as construction!