Karen Handel: ‘I Do Not Support A Livable Wage’ (VIDEO)

Republican candidate for Georgia's Sixth Congressional seat Karen Handel updates supporters on early results at an election night watch party in Roswell, Ga., Tuesday, April 18, 2017. Republicans are bidding to prevent a major upset in a conservative Georgia congressional district Tuesday where Democrats stoked by opposition to President Donald Trump have rallied behind a candidate who has raised a shocking amount of money for a special election. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
Republican candidate for Georgia's Sixth Congressional seat Karen Handel updates supporters on early results at an election night watch party in Roswell, Ga., Tuesday, April 18, 2017. Republicans are bidding to preve... Republican candidate for Georgia's Sixth Congressional seat Karen Handel updates supporters on early results at an election night watch party in Roswell, Ga., Tuesday, April 18, 2017. Republicans are bidding to prevent a major upset in a conservative Georgia congressional district Tuesday where Democrats stoked by opposition to President Donald Trump have rallied behind a candidate who has raised a shocking amount of money for a special election. (AP Photo/David Goldman) MORE LESS
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During Tuesday night’s debate for an open U.S. House seat in Georgia, Republican candidate Karen Handel said that she does not support a “livable wage.”

“This is an example of the fundamental difference between a liberal and a conservative: I do not support a livable wage,” she said on Atlanta’s WSB-TV in response to a viewer question about raising the minimum wage. “What I support is making sure that we have an economy that is robust with low taxes and less regulation.”

Handel said that raising the minimum wage could “dramatically” hurt small businesses.

Handel’s opponent, Democrat Jon Ossoff, said that “the minimum wage should be a living wage.” He noted that he supports raising the minimum wage gradually so that businesses can slowly adapt to the increase.

Ossoff’s campaign highlighted Handel’s remark about not supporting a “livable wage,” which quickly went viral, on Twitter after the debate:

Watch below:

This post has been updated.

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  1. Her response was a non-starter. It infected Ossoff, apparently.

  2. Hole-e-Fuck. Seriously, lady? She went on to say, “I support slavery. I support indentured servitude. Whatever works for the job providers, people.”

  3. She DOES support forced birth however, if the parent(s) can’t afford t feed the kid after, well the baby can nurse til at least 4 years old right?

  4. Trump: Good answer. Pro-lifers want cheap labor to do the bidding for the rich. In all honesty, Karen looks like a transgender and will not attract the usual white males. Sorry.

  5. In the real world, that would be a damning statement. This isn’t the real world anymore though. I’m not even certain what it is. I try to get my head around it and I fail every time. Each day I hear another incomprehensible thing and I feel like I’m in a permanent state of shock. Mostly rational people I’ve know all my life still gleefully–and gleefully is the right word–support Trump and Republicans.

    Try to eliminate heath care for millions of people. They still support Republicans. Make America the fool before the world. They still support Republicans. Trump makes searingly moronic statements on Twitter. They still support Republicans. Ignore climate change as a hoax? They still support Republicans. Top administration officials under multiple investigations? Treating the presidency as a part to job? They still support Trump.

    America has truly gone mad.

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