Bill Sali hates the minimum wage. I remember at one of the 1st Congressional District debates last fall how he actually said that Americans could still live on jobs paying a few bucks an hour if it wasn't for burdensome government regulation that singlehandedly drives up the cost of everything. (Yes, well, how about other factors like the stock market, inflation, consumer demand, cost-of-living increases, and the all-American profit motive?)
The Spokesman-Review has a story today (also noted in Eye on Boise) about how Sali stood on the floor of the U.S. Congress and "proposed a bill Wednesday to combat obesity by reducing the Earth's gravity, saying that's no more unreasonable than the Democrats' legislation to increase the federal minimum wage."
It looks like Sali is well on his way to assuming the Helen Chenoweth mantle of making Idahoans look stupid by saying ridiculous stuff. Thanks to Alex for the tip. Meanwhile, our new gov says he can't wait to shoot himself one of them big bad wolves.