U.S. House, 9th District—IN
Campaign Manager, Schansberg for Congress
July 31, 2006
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Schansberg criticizes Sodrel for vote in favor of higher minimum wage
Last weekend, Mike Sodrel joined a majority of U.S. House members in passing a bill with a higher federal minimum wage. The Senate may take up the measure soon.
The minimum wage is unpopular among economists for many reasons. Most notably, a higher minimum would increase the cost of hiring unskilled workers, making it less likely that they will be retained or hired. Although those who keep their jobs would be better off, those who lose their jobs would be harmed.
When asked about Sodrel's vote, Schansberg said "I'm not sure whether Mike actually supports a higher minimum or whether he's knuckling under to try to score some political points. Either way, it's not a pretty picture. If he supports it, he's providing more evidence that he's not a conservative on economic issues—and that he is unaware of how ineffective the policy is for the working poor."
For more info on Schansberg's stance on the minimum wage, see:
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