President Barack Obama's call to raise the minimum wage has long been met with resistance from congressional Republicans, but Rep. Joe Barton (R-Texas) took things a step further by suggesting the minimum wage be done away with entirely. "I think it's outlived its usefulness," Barton told National Journal in a story published Thursday.
Congressman JOE BARTON (R-TX): ‘I Would Vote To Repeal The Minimum Wage’. I would sooooo like to to see him lose his cushy job and try working for whatever some boss at the coffee shop might be willing to pay his stupid old ass.
"My record is a central issue in the campaign," Rep. Joe Barton says. "We never take an election for granted. ... The good news is it's a conservative district, and I have a conservative voting record."