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Charles Krauthammer on Why Democrats Are Running From CBO Report on Minimum Wage Hike


"It totally contradicts what Obama pretends his economic policy is."

Syndicated columnist Charles Krauthammer said Democrats are running away from recent reports from the nonpartisan CBO that suggest both Obamacare and raising the minimum wage will both result in less jobs in the U.S.

“This is what the administration does. When the CBO, whom its been touting for two, three, four years as nonpartisan, the arbiter of disputes, whenever it brings something that is obvious but doesn’t help them politically, they say it’s not true,” he said.

Krauthammer argued even a child could tell you that “if you raise the minimum wage by a third, you are going to get fewer jobs.” He said there’s a “tradeoff” because some people will make higher wages but about 500,000 people are going to lose their income entirely.

“It totally contradicts what Obama pretends his economic policy is, which is to give people the tools and opportunity to climb into the middle class,” he added. “That’s why the White House had to dismiss the numbers even though they are obvious to everyone who can see them.”

In order to make a point, Megyn Kelly went on to play a clip of all the times the White House has praised the CBO when it benefits them politically.

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