Campaign 2010

Mar 05, 2014

Mark Greenberg Refuses to Support Increasing the Minimum Wage

Congressional candidate Mark Greenberg refuses to support raising the minimum wage, despite overwhelming local support for the measure. The Register Citizen reported on Tuesday that Connecticut voters overwhelmingly back the idea of raising the minimum wage by a margin of 3 to 1.  Mark Greenberg, however, has turned his back on Connecticut residents and refuses to support raising the minimum wage.

“Mark Greenberg’s refusal to support raising the minimum wage underlines how out of touch he is with the priorities of Connecticut residents,” said Marc Brumer of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee.  “Mark Greenberg doesn’t care that Connecticut residents overwhelmingly support raising the minimum wage to make sure that people who work hard can earn a decent living. The only thing that matters to Mark Greenberg is advancing his radical Tea Party agenda, which will hurt Connecticut’s middle class and stifle the region’s economy.”

BACKGROUND:

71 Percent of Connecticut Voters Support Raising the Minimum Wage to $10.10 an Hour. “The Quinnipiac Poll, in a survey released Tuesday morning, found that 71 percent of registered voters favor boosting the state minimum wage to $10.10 by 2017, matching Obama’s proposal at the federal level.” [Register Citizen, 3/04/14]

Greenberg Refused to Support Raising the Federal Minimum Wage. Appearing on Dan Lovallo’s CTTalking Podcast, Greenberg refused to support raising the federal minimum wage. When asked about the proposal (at about the 19 minute mark), Greenberg said “Well, I’d prefer that the state’s deal with that on their own.” [CTTalking.com, 3/03/14]