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This Senate Candidate Advocates for Minimum Wage Increases, Only There’s One Problem…

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

Ohio Senate candidate Ted Strickland (D) is a strong advocate for federal minimum wage increases, only there’s one little problem.

He doesn’t pay his own interns.

The Washington Free Beacon reports:

Ted Strickland, a Democrat running for U.S. Senate, on Wednesday encouraged Ohioans to apply for the state Democratic Party’s unpaid, often full-time summer fellowships, despite having made “fair wages” and a federal minimum wage increase a cornerstone of his campaign. The Ohio Democratic Party, which is supporting Strickland in his campaign to unseat incumbent Sen. Rob Portman (R.), is currently soliciting applications for summer fellowships to help Democrats “up and down the ticket” win in the November election.

… Strickland’s endorsement of the unpaid positions appears to run counter to his commitment to a “fair wage” for Ohioans and Americans across the country. Strickland says he supports increasing the federal minimum wage to $10.10 and will fight to protect and strengthen overtime wage laws if he wins election to the Senate.

“Too many Ohioans are still feeling like they can’t catch a break. Some are still looking for jobs, and many are working in jobs that pay less than before. In this recovery, wealth is growing at the top, but not for the rest of us,” Strickland’s website states. “That’s no accident—it’s the result of politicians like Senator Portman who are prioritizing the interests of the Washington establishment they are a part of and the wealthy special interests they serve. The game in Washington is rigged, and people like Senator Rob Portman are the reason why hardworking Ohioans can’t get ahead.”

You really can’t make this stuff up.

This is a classic example of the progressive “do as I say, but not as I do” mentality. Ted Strickland talks a big game, but at the end of the day he won’t put his money where his mouth is.

Mr. Strickland: Pay your interns, or don’t pay your interns. It’s your choice. But don’t mandate others to increase their labor costs if you aren’t going to hold yourself to the same standard. That makes you a hypocrite.

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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