Wisconsin attorney general candidate Brad Schimel (R) seems intent on letting us all know that he’s an asshole.
MILWAUKEE, WISCONSIN—Brad Schimel, the Republican candidate for Attorney General, told supporters at a Milwaukee County Republicans party that he’s tired of the contentious statewide debate over the minimum wage.
“I want every one of our neighbors to have a job again, a well-paid job, so we don’t have to argue about minimum wage for someone working at Burger King,” he said. “Let’s get them a real job.”
It’s nice that Schimel wants everyone to have a well-paid job, but we do not live in a world where that’s a possibility for everyone. There will always be those at the top and those at the bottom, but we have a responsibility to ensure that the bottom is not a poverty wage.
The minimum wage in Wisconsin is $7.25, meaning that even someone who works full-time while making the minimum wage is going to live in poverty.
Brad Schimel is an asshole for telling a large swath of workers that they don’t have real jobs and thus don’t deserve higher wagers.
Dealing with shitty customers and corporate jackassery on a long stretch for minimum wage is as real as it gets in America.
As you may recall, Schimel recently made headlines when he said he would have defended a state ban on interracial marriage. Schimel’s candidacy is an insult to just about everyone who isn’t an affluent, straight white person. But what does it mean to be a Republican today if not that?