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Nader Accuses Capito of Not Supporting Minimum Wage Increase
Written by Rachel McDevitt
Last updated on March 06, 2014 @ 7:18PM
Created on March 06, 2014 @ 6:23PM

Shelley Moore Capito is facing some major accusations from activist Ralph Nader about her stance on the minimum wage. He says she's just not doing enough for the people she represents.

Nader is saying that in 2006, Capito and 25 other Republicans sent a letter to then-Speaker of the House John Boehner, calling for a raise in the federal minimum wage. His major complaint now is that Capito and the other writers of this letter are currently silent on their stance on the issue, and he thinks it's hypocritical.

In response to these accusations, Capito released this statement to 5 News:

"As a member of the House of Representatives, I have voted yes several times to raise the minimum wage, and I believe Congress should debate whether the minimum wage should be raised again. I welcome this debate and look forward to studying any legislation that is brought to the house floor for consideration."

Nader, however, thinks Capito should be acting more like a leader.

"She's waffling, she's playing the caution game, thinking she can just float into the U.S. Senate without standing and leading on this basic issue that is supported by over 80 percent of the American people," Nader said in a phone interview on Thursday.

Nader encourages all of Capito's constituents to call her office if this issue is important to them.

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Comments (2)
Mar 07, 2014 at 6:01 AM
Raising minimum wage will cause MORE folks to lose jobs; not create more jobs for people. Democrats just keep passing bills that do nothing for citizens but raise taxes, raises food prices, raise gas prices, raise unemployment. Even WV has lowered teacher pay raise in bill which hasn't passed yet. They don't know how they'll pay for teachers pay raises and they want to destroy even MORE jobs and cause MORE misery for some who will become unemployed? Democrat policies are FAILED policies and people know that because for 5 years now they are FEELING the consequences of these democrat policies. The People are fed up and we aren't going to listen to opinions/deceit from the left anymore. There's coming a change alright, except THIS time it will be the 'right' change for WV and the nation!
Mar 07, 2014 at 5:57 AM
WEll now Ralph Nadar (whom no one in WV cares what he thinks!) doesn't vote or live in WV does he?!? So we VOTERS in WV do not care what he has to say about conservatives in WV. WE WILL VOTE CONSERVATIVE THIS TIME. NOTHING would make me vote for another liberal after 5 years of higher gas prices, higher unemployment, losing insurance that was MORE affordable to Obamacare which is NOT!!!

Dems are hurting for support for midterm elections this year. And this is just another liberal 'failed attempt' to get that support back. NOT gonna happen! Folks are hurting more over 5 years of Democrat leadership than at any other time; "It's the (liberal) economy, stupid!"
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