Recently, a host of major Republican candidates have attacked the federal minimum wage while GOP party leaders have been silent about the assault. From Alaska to Connecticut and in congressional races in-between, Republican Senate candidates have called the minimum wage unconstitutional, too much, or just plain unneeded.
Maybe that’s the mainstream view on their native planets, but down here in the good old USA it is far out of step. A new poll from the Public Religion Research Institute finds two-thirds of us say that $7.25 an hour minimum wage should not be abolished but should be raised to $10 an hour with automatic cost of living increases. Are you listening Joe Miller, John Raese and cronies? continue reading

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