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Does Ben Carson Want to Raise the Minimum Wage?

Will this presidential election be the most important in American history?

In a CNBC interview, GOP presidential primary candidate Dr. Ben Carson appeared to part ways with many Republicans on the issue of the minimum wage.

The Washington Times reports:

“In several states you can get as much or more on government assistance as you can by working a minimum wage job,” Mr. Carson said in an interview with CNBC’s John Harwood. “I don’t necessarily blame people for saying, ‘I can stay home and I can make this money, or I can go and work this little chicken job that doesn’t have many benefits.’”

“However, recognize that if you go and take that chicken job, you gain skills, relationships, the possibility of moving up the ladder,” he said. “So a year or two or five down the road, you’re no longer in that position. This is what people have forgotten.”

Mr. Carson said the minimum wage should “probably” be higher than it is now.

Only time can tell if this interview will come back to haunt Dr. Carson as the GOP primary season starts heating up.

Tom Borelli

Dr. Tom Borelli is a Newsmax TV contributor and radio commentator addressing political issues from a conservative grassroots perspective. As a columnist, he has written for The Washington Times and authored articles for Newsmax Magazine, Newsmax Insider and previously was a co-host with his wife Deneen Borelli on the SiriusXM Patriot channel. Dr. Borelli appeared on numerous television programs, including the highly ranked Fox News Channel’s “The O’Reilly Factor,” “Hannity,” “The Kelly File," and "America’s News Headquarters." He has also appeared on Fox Business Network’s “Making Money with Charles Payne” and “After the Bell” as well as TheBlaze TV’s "The Glenn Beck Program" and "Dana!" Prior to working for public policy organizations, Dr. Borelli was a managing partner with the investment advisory firm of Action Fund Management, LLC and a portfolio manager for the Free Enterprise Action Fund (FEAF) where he used shareholder activism to challenge corporations that sought to profit from the growth of government. During his 25 years with the Altria Group, Inc., he built a foundation in public policy and issues management, drawing from diverse experiences ranging from basic research to corporate affairs. Dr. Borelli served as science fellow for the U.S. House of Representatives' Committee on Science, Space, and Technology during the 100th Congress. Dr. Borelli has also published scientific papers on interferon and human leukemia.

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