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May012014

NHDP - Scott Brown AGAIN Sides With Koch Brothers, Big Oil, and Wall Street, Against Raising Minimum Wage

Concord, NH— Scott Brown is once again showing that when it comes to important issues for New Hampshire, he'll side with the Koch Brothers, Big Oil, and Wall Street special interests at the expense of Granite Staters.  The latest example comes from Brown's opposition to an increase in the minimum wage, which his fellow Koch Brothers Republicans voted down this afternoon in the U.S. Senate.

The Senate bill would have given more than 110,000 people in New Hampshire a much needed raise, including approximately 67,000 women, by boosting the minimum wage to $10.10 per hour. Reports also indicate that increasing the minimum wage would help lift more than 10,000 Granite Staters out of poverty. 

The Koch Brothers and their opposition to an increase in the minimum wage has been well documented, and Brown's decision to join their opposition is just the latest example of him supporting their agenda, not ours.
 
Earlier this year appearing on Fox News, Brown asserted that increasing the minimum wage would lead to “fewer jobs and higher prices.” Brown claimed establishing a more livable wage was “trying to put more people out of business,” and has shown that he is out of step with working families and more concerned with pushing the agenda of his out-of-state special interest backers like the Koch Brothers who would rather protect special breaks for Big Oil and Wall Street at the expense of the middle-class. 
 
“By opposing an increase in the minimum wage, Scott Brown is once again standing with the Koch Brothers and his Wall Street, Big Oil billionaire backers instead of the people of New Hampshire who need a raise,” said New Hampshire Democratic Party Communications Director Julie McClain. “Scott Brown is for Scott Brown, the Koch Brothers, and the Big Oil and Wall Street special interests that fund his campaigns, not the people of New Hampshire.”
 
The Koch Brothers, who vehemently oppose even having a minimum wage altogether, have spent over a million dollars trying to buy Scott Brown a Senate seat.

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