Boehner in 1996: I'd Rather Kill Myself Than Raise the Minimum Wage

Made the comment in interview with The Weekly Standard


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.