Thursday, October 22, 2015

WI campaign collections to rise, benefits to poor decline

Jon Peacock and the always-insightful Wisconsin Budget Project provide data showing the declining value of benefits provided to Wisconsin's poor further locked into poverty by a punitive $7.25 hourly minimum wage.

This is taking place while embedded GOP conservatives in the Legislature are busy doubling the donation limits to their own campaigns, proving that small-government advocates preach austerity for those already with the least while expanding benefits (along with tax-free meal and mileage payments and free cellphones, etc.), for themselves, or their road-builder friends.

Such is the hypocritical state of Wisconsin politics these days.


Anonymous said...

Walker paid his kids more than minimum wage. I thought he said MW was for young folks just starting out in the world. Apparently it doesn't apply to his family.

Anonymous said...

Don't forget about the FIRST "labor" move the Legislature made for themselves before any other this past session: they gave themselves a raise.

And then came the other moves for everyone else: Right-to-Work, Repeal Prevailing Wage, etc., etc.