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Living Wage

An indexed $15 minimum wage will improve our economy!

I and other progressive Democrats want to raise the minimum wage over time to $15 per hour. Someone working 40 hours per week should be able to earn a living.  A higher minimum wage drives investment, creates demand, and results in all workers at all wage levels being better off.

 There is no evidence that a higher minimum wage results in job losses but there is a lot of evidence that a gradual increase in the minimum wage drives investment in labor-saving capital and training workers to be more productive while giving business time to adjust.  This increases our GDP and competitiveness.

Until those who believe that a higher minimum wage suppresses job growth put away their ideological myths, and observe the way the world really works, they will be holding back upward mobility, productivity and economic growth.  I will stand up against this self-defeating misconception and I will stand strongly for a higher minimum wage.

Committee to Elect John Suddarth
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