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With Braley, Amnesty and the Middle Class American Dream Collide


Hearing Democrat Bruce Braley’s perhaps trial lawyer-ishly emotionally charged story in an effort to connect with the middle class can be almost uncomfortable at times.

He says he keeps an old pair of work boots from a Summer job as a kid as a keepsake and apparently likes to show them off on stage. Braley claims to want to raise the minimum wage to over $10 an hour. Yet, he also supports an amnesty that would, if anything, make labor even easier to come by and thus cheaper to get in America.

Given that this is the guy who mocked being a farmer at an event he didn’t think would get out, it’s difficult to know precisely what the truth is with Braley, let alone who he really is.

“These boots are a reminder to me that life is unpredictable and that working people get up every day and make our lives better without expecting anything in return except a chance at living the American dream,” Braley, a trial lawyer and northeast Iowa congressman, told an audience of Democratic supporters last week. “These boots remind me that my top priority as your next senator is to make an economy that works for everyone, not just for the wealthy few.”


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