Fallin defended her support for banning a minimum wage hike as an effort to protect consumers in a press release Monday, noting that “most minimum-wage workers are young, single people working part-time or entry-level jobs.”
"Mandating an increase in the minimum wage would require businesses to fire many of those part-time workers. It would create a hardship for small business owners, stifle job creation and increase costs for consumers," Fallin said unironically. “And it would do all of these things without even addressing the goal of reducing poverty.”
We added the emphasis on “protect consumers” and we also added the word “unironically”. We never claimed to be journalists. ;)
In other news, Mary Fallin believes in small government and she also owns a pet unicorn named Reagan.