Lamont Says Stefanowski Wants $0 Minimum Wage, But Stefanowski Said Differently Just 2 Days AgoOctober 23, 2018
Ned Lamont is claiming Bob Stefanowski wants to eliminate the minimum wage. Stefanowski said in an interview published Sunday that he supports leaving the minimum wage "where it is," at $10.10 an hour.
Ned Lamont, the Democratic nominee for governor, is making hay of a clip his campaign says proves Bob Stefanowski, the Republican nominee, wants a $0 minimum wage.
Bob Stefanowski ran a payday loan company that ripped off people who couldn't make ends meet. He'd gladly charge them 2,900% interest, and believes in a minimum wage of $0. https://t.co/pZX47WuLqr
— Ned Lamont (@NedLamont) October 22, 2018
Stefanowski’s campaign responded by calling Lamont a liar.
“Another day, another lie from the Lamont campaign. It’s a bit comical that Lamont would put out a video that actually debunks the claims he makes in his own press release.”
In fact, in an interview published Sunday, Stefanowski said he supports keeping the minimum wage “where it is,” at $10.10 an hour in Connecticut.
You’ve said you’re against Mr. Lamont’s proposal to raise the state’s minimum wage, from $10.10 to $15 an hour.
“That’s bringing it up 50 percent, which will choke middle- and small-sized businesses. I think we should leave it where it is. Otherwise you’re passing (the increase) on to consumers, or companies will automate more and put people out of work. Tolls, increasing the minimum wage, those are exactly what we don’t need.”
Stefanowski has spent the week trying to make Lamont out to be a liar, posting footage of Lamont saying in an interview that his claims on Stefanowski’s education positions are based on Stefanowski’s income tax plans rather than concrete evidence.
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