California Governor Jerry Brown (D) made a candid admission yesterday in an effort to justify his signing into law a bill that would raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour:
“Economically, minimum wages may not make sense,” the governor said. “But morally and socially and politically they make every sense, because it binds the community together and makes sure that parents can take care of their kids in a much more satisfactory way.”
Reason’s Scott Shackford reacts:
The key word is “politically.” Politics don’t hold communities together. But they can keep entrenched interests in power.
You can watch video of Brown’s remarks here, via MRC.