Iowa Democrat’s Minimum Wage Hypocrisy

Iowa Democrat Ravi Patel supports raising the minimum wage to $10.10 per hour. Patel said, “In the wealthiest nation on earth, it is disgraceful that a full-time worker making minimum wage lives below the poverty line.”

But yesterday, the Huffington Post reported that Patel’s company Hawkeye Hotels pays employees well below the $10.10 figure. The company advertises positions for $8.50 an hour at the Iowa Residence Inn and as low as $8 an hour at a West Virginia hotel.

Patel wants the federal government to mandate practices that his own company isn’t already complying with. But laughably, Patel’s spokesman told the Huffington Post that there is no discrepancy between Patel’s position and his company’s salaries.