* From an e-mail to supporters…
As I prepare to lay out plans to continue moving Illinois forward in 2014 and beyond, four right wing Republicans are busy talking about their schemes to drag us backwards.
All four Republicans oppose my plan to raise the minimum wage to at least $10 an hour in Illinois. One of them - a billionaire at that - even announced his proposal to slash the minimum wage by $1 an hour, taking $2,000 a year out of the pockets of those earning the least, which is cruel, heartless and wrong.
These guys have all the compassion of C. Montgomery Burns.
In America, if you work hard and play by the rules, you shouldn’t have to live in poverty. People should be rewarded for their work, not punished.
Putting more money into the pockets of those who are living paycheck to paycheck is not only the right and decent thing to do, it’s good for the economy. Everyday people don’t admire the extra money they earn in the bank - they spend it in the local community, creating more jobs.
As long as I’m Governor, I will never stop fighting until we raise the minimum wage in Illinois. Click here to get involved in my campaign.
Full speed ahead in 2014.