Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Vast Majority Of Wisconsinites Support Minimum Wage Increase

In November, many Wisconsinites will have the opportunity to send a message to Madison , telling them to raise the minimum wage to $10.10 per hour.  We are lagging behind many areas of the country who have already raised their minimum wage to that level and even higher.  And yes, they are doing much better than we are.

While the vast majority support this move, there are some that still don't.

From the Milwaukee Business Journal:
Seventy-three percent of registered voters in Wisconsin support an increase in the minimum wage according to a new poll, but support slipped by three percentage points from June.

The main reason for the decline is that fewer Republican voters supported a minimum wage increase in September than in June, according to The Wisconsin Economic Scorecard quarterly poll released Monday. The poll of Wisconsin residents is conducted by the UW-Milwaukee Center for Urban Initiatives and Research in cooperation with WisBusiness.com and Milwaukee public radio station WUWM-FM (89.7).

Wisconsin is one of 29 states where the minimum wage is set at or below the lowest level allowed by federal law, which is $7.25 per hour.
I am surprised that even half the Teapublicans are against hiking the minimum wage.

They either must be absolute misanthropes or they are very low information voters who spend too much time watching Faux News and listening to squawk radio and really think that it will make their Quarter Pounder with cheese cost $10.

To get the full information about how the minimum wage will benefit you, me and all of us, there is a panel to discuss this and other important referendum questions on October 15.

Details are here.

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