Feb 25, 2014
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Connecticut Politics

Round Two of Malloy v. Jindal Starts on Twitter

Round Two of Malloy v. Jindal Starts on Twitter

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An argument between Gov. Bobby Jindal, R-La. and Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, which began steps from the White House, took to Twitter and cable news Tuesday, following Jindal's assessment of President Barack Obama's hope to raise the minimum wage as creating an American "minimum-wage economy."

Jindal made the comment at a press conference Monday, where members of the National Governor's Association stood to brief reporters on their series of meetings at the White House throughout the weekend. Malloy quickly took to the mic after Jindal's comments—prompting another rebuff from Jindal. 

But apparently that back and forth wasn't enough for either governor, who both then spoke on the issues with cable news and directly at each other on Twitter. Malloy was on MSNBC to discuss the issue. 

Jindal tweeted a link to his interview on Fox News to Malloy Tuesday, and said "We don't have kings in the U.S. We have right to disagree with the policies of President Obama." Malloy's account responded and said, "When it comes to lifting people out of poverty, there should be no disagreement," he said. He then used the hashtag "#raisethewage" and added that raising the wage "equals fewer people in poverty."

That logic didn't satisy Jindal, who tweeted and disagreed with the assessment that raising the minimum wage will have "fewer people in poverty," and instead said the Congressional Budget Office says raising the minimum wage would cost an additional 500,000 jobs. "We can do better than #obamasminimumwageeconomy."


Round Two of Malloy v. Jindal Starts on Twitter

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