A broad-based coalition of millionaires converged on Washington today to defeat a bill that would have increased the minimum wage for American workers to $10.10 an hour.<quoted text>
Obama learned about it on the news.
Leaving behind their mansions and yachts, the millionaires were motivated by what they saw as an existential threat to the country, Mitch McConnell, a spokesman for the millionaires, said.
This was an extremely diverse coalition, McConnell said, noting that everyone from the rich to the very rich to the super-rich united to vote down the bill.
McConnell hoped that todays vote would burnish the millionaires reputation as people who get things done.
Folks who have tried to pin a do nothing label on us are dead wrong, he said.When it comes to stopping workers from being paid more, we spring into action.