Rep. Gutierrez on $30 Minimum Wage: ‘I Am For That Goal’

By Eric Scheiner | February 15, 2016 | 1:02 PM EST

Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-Ill.) AP File Photo

(CNSNews.com) - Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-Ill.) recently praised a Las Vegas restaurant for raising its minimum wage to $15 an hour but said he is “for that goal” of $30 an hour.

Gutierrez can be seen making the comments in a series of You Tube videos that show the Democrat speaking to a small group at a Hillary Clinton event during his visit to Nevada earlier this February.  

“We’re working to champion the cause of people - and I’m so excited you guys increased the minimum wage at Taco el Gordo, right?” Gutierrez tells the group.

“$15 an hour, I like that, that’s good. That’s good stuff, you know, so tomorrow I say –hey wait a minute, it should be $30 an hour – are you all going to vote for me?”

“You say, ‘c’mon Gutierrez ain’t nobody’ – but that’s my point. I mean you could take this to a point in which you go ‘really? - but we can’t do it.' Should it be a goal? Oh, man, I am for that goal. I’m for a goal that everybody gets health care. I’m for a goal that everybody gets to go to college regardless of their income. And Latinos more than anyone else know that,” Gutierrez says.

 

 


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Eric Scheiner
Eric Scheiner
Eric is the Senior Video Producer for CNSNews.com