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Greg Abbott: Against Raising Minimum Wage

Texas has the highest number of minimum wage workers in the country. And a recent poll indicated 55 percent of Texas voters support increasing the minimum wage to $10 an hour.  

Democratic candidate for Governor Wendy Davis—who wants to raise the minimum wage to $10—gets what Republican candidate Greg Abbott doesn’t: All Texans deserve to make a living wage. 

Instead of fighting for working families, Abbott has decided—again and again and again—to side with the big business insiders bankrolling his campaigns.

By opposing a minimum wage increase, Greg Abbott is choosing to:

·      prevent 2,865,000 hardworking Texans from getting a pay raise

·      preserve taxpayer subsidies to low-wage big business and keep over 300,000 Texans on food stamps

·      turn his back on more than 1.8 million Texas children who have at least one parent whose income would go up by raising the minimum wage

It's time to raise the minimum wage. Texas needs new leadership.