No 'livable wage'? Handel clarifies the debate comment
Karen Handel is clarifying a comment that made liberals nearly lose their minds during Tuesday's debate.
“I do not support a livable wage. I support making sure we have an economy that is robust,” Handel said at the time.
In an interview with WSB, Handel said that she opposes government-mandated livable wages.
“I was talking about the mandate. My opponent believes that having more federal government mandates is what will grow salaries. What I believe is the solution for all working Georgians to be able to earn a better salary," Handel told the station.
“I really believe that the solution to helping insure that all hard-working Georgians can make a good salary is not through mandates. My opponent believes that government should mandate and dictate,” Handel added.
Handel's pro-business position has earned her the support of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the Georgia Chamber of Commerce. Though Ossoff had vied for the same endorsements, it seems that business leaders aren't too keen on backing candidates that want to force a painfully high minimum wage on job creators. Go figure.