Advocates for a state minimum wage increase from $7.25 to $10.10 an hour, have just gained a rather well-connected ally in the fight: God. Islamic, Jewish, and Christian religious leaders joined Maryland Democrats at a rally on Monday in Baltimore to voice their support for raise the minimum hourly wage by nearly three dollars.
So not only did we have the likely suspects working conventional Democratic talking points about growing the middle class, the economic benefit of increasing wages, what the minimum wage would be if it had kept up with inflation (or productivity, or CEO salaries, and so on); we had Rabbi Daniel Cotzen Burg citing Proverbs and Auxiliary Bishop Dennis J. Madden throwing around words like “honest” and “just” — which come with pretty heavy connotations when spoken by Catholic clergy, if you ask me.
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