Speaker John Boehner is so against raising the minimum wage that he once said he would rather commit suicide than vote for a “clean” increase.
The Ohio Republican and son of a barkeep has repeatedly opposed federally mandated hike increases, which have been a constant in the Democrats’ election-year playbook.

 Not only did the media dredge up a really old statement from 18 years ago, the minimum wage had already been increased as part of a 3 step increase.  The significance of 2007, that is the year the Democrats controlled the House and Senate.

At the federal level, the minimum wage was last increased on July 24, 2009, when it rose from $6.55 to $7.25 per hour, the last step of a three-step increase approved by Congress in 2007.  However, before 2007
Minimum Wage hiked in 2007