Thursday, May 29, 2008

Caligiuri on minimum wage

From Paul Hughes at the WRA:

Sen. Sam S.F. Caligiuri stands ready to hand his fellow Republican, Gov. M. Jodi Rell, a big election-year defeat on a bread-and-butter Democratic issue -- the minimum wage. The first-term Republican senator represents the single vote that Democrats need in the Senate to override Rell's veto of legislation raising the state's minimum wage....

"Politics isn't going to change my vote. Pressure is not going to change my vote," he said.

Tim White

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

It's not a problem raising state employee wages and benefits as these costs can be paid with taxes, but raising the minimum wage is inflationary.

Minimum wage people are used to living hand to mouth, why change anything. We must keep their wages low so that we can enjoy the fruits of their labor.