By Sahid Fawaz
You know your political party is way out of touch on economic issues when even Mitt Romney says the organization and its members are “nuts.”
Romney recently told the Washington Post:
“As a party we speak a lot about deregulation and tax policy, and you know what? People have been hearing that for 25 years, and they’re getting tired of that message. I think we’re nuts not to raise the minimum wage. I think as a party, to say we’re trying to help the middle class of America and the poor and not raise the minimum wage sends exactly the wrong signal.”
We agree completely with Romney. A minimum wage raise is long overdue. Productivity has gone up leaps and bounds over the decades while the minimum wage remains at poverty levels. The end result is that rich are getting richer at the expense of the workers who are actually producing goods and services.
We hope this is the beginning of a trend among conservatives to recognize that a minimum wage increase is a win-win for workers and employers as more money in the employees’ pockets equals more demand for American-made goods and services.
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