Here's a copy of Rep. Godfrey's press release:
Let's do some numbers!
Last week, the Republican Governor of Connecticut vetoed a Democratic bill that would have raised the state's minimum wage from $7.65 to $8.00 on January 1,2009, and $8.25 on January 1,2010. That means for a person working a 40 hour week at 52 weeks a year, he or she would see a raise in 2009 from $15,912 to $16,640, or $728. In 2010, the raise would go to $17,160, or another $520.
To get this money, it has to be earned.
Contrast this action with the recent so-called "economic stimulus payment" given away by the Republican President. It wasn't a real tax rebate, because the Bush administration spent this year's tax revenues a long time ago. I got $600. I spent it on $4.29 a gallon regular gasoline, mostly imported from the Middle East, which George W. Bush has taught to hate us.
To get this money, the federal government had to borrow, mostly from China.
So, now the questions:
Which is better: earning $728 in a year for which one has to work, or borrowing $600 from China for which one has to mortgage our future?
Which party is the party of fiscal responsibility? Which party is the party of personal responsibility?