Responding to a rope-line question at a campaign event on Saturday in Derry, New Hampshire, former Governor Mitt Romney stated that he favors raising the minimum wage automatically each year so that it keeps pace with inflation. Mr. Romney’s position breaks from conventional GOP opposition to raising the minimum wage.
When asked his position on the minimum wage, Mr. Romney said, “My view has been to allow the minimum wage to rise with the CPI [Consumer Price Index] or with another index so that it adjusts automatically over time…. I already indicated that when I was governor of Massachusetts and that’s my view.”
Whoa! If Mitt Romney can support raising the minimum wage, then it should be a no-brainer for Illinois Democrats!