Missouri's Republican Senate candidates may not know what the minimum wage is, but they're in agreement on one thing: It shouldn't be raised. No, whatever the minimum wage is, it's plenty as far as Rep. Todd Akin, businessman John Brunner, and former state Treasurer Sarah Steelman are concerned.
The minimum wage is $7.25 an hour, which means $15,080 for a year of full-time work, just under the poverty threshold for a family of two.
Truth! Here's me, back in August, arguing why Todd Akin shouldn't drop out of the Missouri Senate race at a time when establishment Republicans had vowed to cut him loose: The NRSC and Karl Rove's Crossroads have promised to quit th... Read Post
He's not doomed, even if he stays in. Obviously, I don't want Todd Akin to drop out of the Missouri Senate race. I want Democrats to keep the Senate after all. So he shouldn't drop out because I don't want him to drop out. But the o... Read Post