Employees in the U.S. should not be provided a federal guarantee of minimum wage, Alaska Senate candidate Joe Miller said recently. The states, instead, should be left to determine the minimum rate that an employer can provide their workers, he argued.
"That is not within the scope of the powers that are given to the federal government," the Tea Party-backed GOP insurgent argued in a recentABC News interview. "That is clearly up to the states."
Miller went on to clarify that "the state of Alaska has a minimum wage which is higher than the federal level because our state leaders have made that determination. The minimum level again should be the state's decision."
In an interview with Fox News in September, Miller explained federal provisions of safety nets to the nation's unemployed as an "entitlement mentality" that breaches the Constitution.
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