The following information should surprise no one…
Fast-food workers across the U.S. are striking Thursday (today) to demand higher wages, and it turns out they’re not alone in believing the federal minimum wage of $7.25 an hour is much too low. A majority of Americans—71 percent—support hiking the minimum to $10, according to the 2013 American Values Survey by the Public Religion Research Institute. Democrats overwhelmingly support an increase, and even a majority of Republicans do. The minimum wage “is that rare issue where there is bipartisan and cross-religious support,” says Dan Cox, PRRI’s research director.
Except for the Tea Party, that is.
- Does Raising The Minimum Wage Make Cents? (dish.andrewsullivan.com)
- Why A Super-Sized Minimum Wage Hike Would Actually Harm the Poor (ijreview.com)
- Overwhelmingly Americans Back Raising the Minimum Wage (fdlaction.firedoglake.com)
- The Minimum Wage and the $15 an Hour Poor [Contributor] (publiusonline.com)
- GOP Rep. Joe Barton Calls For Minimum Wage Repeal (huffingtonpost.com)
- 5 facts about the minimum wage (drhiphop85.com)