CHICAGO: ‘ DEMOCRATS ELECTION PUSH TO RAISE MINIMUM WAGE BY PUTTING THEMSELVES FIRST’
AceFinanceNews – UNITED STATES(CHICAGO) – As Democrats across the country make an election-year push to raise the minimum wage, they often point to fast food workers, baristas and others who are struggling to raise families, pay rent or get through school – some on as little as $7.25 per hour.
First, though, they are out to help themselves.
Looking to motivate younger people, minorities and others in their base to go to the polls on Nov. 4, the party has put questions on the ballot in five states asking voters whether the minimum wage should be increased.
The issue is also a near-constant topic on the campaign trail, as Democrats work to identify themselves as stalwarts for the middle class and to paint Republicans – who typically oppose raising the wage because they say it will lead to job cuts – as uncaring.