NHDP - Scott Brown Makes Excuses for Opposing Increase in Minimum Wage

On 5th Anniversary of Last Time Congress Voted To Raise the Minimum Wage, Brown Makes Excuses
110,000 Granite State Workers Hurt by Brown’s Opposition to Minimum Wage Increase


Manchester, NH—On the 5th anniversary of the last increase in the minimum wage, Scott Brown is offering New Hampshire workers more excuses for his opposition to increasing the minimum wage. On Fox News yesterday, Brown said he opposes increasing the minimum wage until we “bring business leaders to the table.” But business leaders in New Hampshire and across the country have already called for increasing in the minimum wage.
“It seems Scott Brown was too busy advising a shady cosmetics company turned weapons maker, and collecting $1.3 million in stock, to notice all the business leaders supporting increasing the minimum wage,” said New Hampshire Democratic Party Communications Director Julie McClain.

In March, a Small Business Majority poll showed that a majority of small business owners supported raising the federal minimum wage to $10.10. Big companies like Costco and Gap have already raised the minimum wage on their own. And business leaders across the country have signed an online petition, because they agree that it’s time to raise the minimum wage. Yet that’s not enough for former Massachusetts Senator and Wall Street favorite Scott Brown.
“Scott Brown is running out of excuses for his outright opposition to raising the federal minimum wage, which would give 110,000 Granite Staters a much-needed raise,” said McClain. “It has now been five years since the last time Congress raised the minimum wage, and New Hampshire families can’t wait any longer. If Brown has his way, they will continue to struggle—and that’s another reason Scott Brown is wrong for New Hampshire.”