Pennsylvania Lt. Gov. John Fetterman discussed the minimum wage and said that Mehmet Oz doesn’t care about Pennsylvanians who are hurting.
Fetterman said in a statement provided to PoliticusUSA:
Another year, still no change to our shitty $7.25 an hour minimum wage. And because of inflation, the minimum wage today is worth 27% less than it was worth 13 years ago, and 40% less than 1968. People across Pennsylvania are hurting, they are struggling.
My opponent Dr. Oz doesn’t care about the people across Pennsylvania who are hurting, and he doesn’t even believe that our embarrassingly low minimum wage needs to be increased.
So since Dr. Oz, who owns 11 homes around the world including several multi-million mansions, thinks that our minimum wage is a livable wage, then he should be forced to live on $7.25 an hour so that he can demonstrate to all of us how it’s possible.
Millions of American workers earn the minimum wage or less.
Fetterman’s point was that Pennsylvania workers couldn’t expect Oz to have an understanding or conceptualization of their problems. People are hurting in Pennsylvania and around the country, and Republicans have put forward a Senate candidate in Pennsylvania that seems to have no interest in relating to them.
Lt. Gov. Fetterman is drawing a contrast with Oz and the GOP on the fundamental value of who the candidates care about. The online trolling of Oz gets attention while never ceasing to remind voters that the Republican nominee is not a Pennsylvanian, but the election will be decided on the question of who best represents and understands the concerns of a majority of voters?
John Fetterman’s statement on the minimum wage was a difference defining answer to a fundamental question.
Mr. Easley is the managing editor. He is also a White House Press Pool and a Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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