The latest released Wikileaks emails of Hillary Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta show Center for American Progress President Neera Tanden advising against support for a $15 minimum wage.
In late April 2015, New York City Mayor Bill DeBlasio sent an email to Podesta, campaign manager Robby Mook, and longtime Clinton aide and CAP chief Tanden offering them a preview of an email he would later send out describing the progressive agenda he planned to promote.
“Following up on my conversations with each of you last week, I want to keep you updated on the next steps in our efforts to organize progressives nationally to take on income inequality. Below is an email going out today for an event coming up in 2 weeks. I believe you will agree with much of this content. Please let me know if you want to discuss. Thanks – Bill,” he wrote.
“Should we care about this?” asked Podesta. The policy agenda DeBlasio laid out in the email included a $15 federal minimum wage.
Tanden shrugged it off.
“Substantively, we have not supported $15 — you will get a fair number of liberal economists who will say it will lose jobs,” she wrote back.
Heroic, they know the truth about the job destruction of minimum wages and at least one member of Clinton's team is willing to stand against it.
(via The Intercept)