Campaign 2010

Apr 13, 2010

Is There Anything Parker Griffith Hasnít Changed Positions On?

In what has become a rather routine development, Representative Parker Griffith flip-flopped on another of his past positions today: his support for increasing the minimum wage. According to this morning’s Huntsville Times, Griffith told the United Autoworkers in 2006 that he supported increasing the minimum wage because he’s “on the working man’s team.” However, he now says “I’m not for it.” He’s already changed his positions on taxes and labor issues to name a few.

 

“It becomes clearer by the day to the people of Alabama that Parker Griffith has no core beliefs, values or convictions, and will change positions to reinvent himself,” said Jesse Ferguson, Southern Regional Press Secretary at the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee. “Parker Griffith would argue that the sky is not blue if he thought it was in his political interest. Griffith led middle class families to believe he would fight to raise their wages, but now he’s not on their side. In tough and dangerous times like these, there’s nothing worse than a Congressman with no spine. You can agree or disagree with your representatives, but when you can’t trust him then it’s time to find someone else.”

 

Background

 

Griffith told the Huntsville Times this morning that despite his support for increasing the state minimum wage on the questionnaire from the United Autoworkers in 2006, he no longer supports the measure. [Huntsville Times, 4/13/10]

 

Griffith has “reconsidered” his opposition to the Bush tax cuts and his support of the important labor issues. “Rep. Parker Griffith of Alabama has switched some of his positions to more neatly fit the conservative mold along with abandoning the Democratic Party to become a Republican.” [Associated Press, 1/13/10]

 

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