Wisconsin AG Candidate Brad Schimel Shits on the Working Poor


Wisconsin attorney general candidate Brad Schimel (R) seems intent on letting us all know that he’s an asshole.

via ThinkProgress

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?