Patty Judge on Jobs



Increase the federal minimum wage & all working wages

Q: How do you view the state of the U.S. economy. If elected to the Senate, what would you do to strengthen it?

Patty Judge: The U.S. economy has recovered since the 2008 recession, however wages for working families remain stagnant. We have to increase wages and give working families a fair shot. To strengthen the economy, I support an increase to the federal minimum wage. We must also take action to end gender discrimination in pay once and for all.

Source: Vote411.org League of Women Voters on 2016 Iowa Senate Race , Sep 19, 2016

Take action to increase the minimum wage

Middle class wages are stagnant and Patty believes we need to take action to increase wages and give working families across the nation a fair shot. This starts with increasing the minimum wage to allow working families to get ahead without working 2 or 3 minimum wage jobs at a time. Patty also believes we need to take action to end gender discrimination in pay to ensure that men and women are receiving equal pay for equal work.
Source: 2016 Iowa Senate campaign website PattyJudgeForIowa.com , Aug 8, 2016

Raise minimum wage to $15 an hour, instead of tax breaks

Judge, who has served as a state senator and Iowa Secretary of Agriculture in addition to lieutenant governor, wants to increase the minimum wage to $15 an hour, offer two years of fee community college for students meeting academic requirements and lift the cap on Social Security wage.

Senator Grassley, she said, has supported tax breaks and loopholes for the wealthy and big corporations, including the Bush-era tax cuts for those at the top. Grassley has a history of supporting tax breaks to companies that ship jobs overseas, and has opposed bills aimed at protecting American jobs, Judge added.

Rather than more tax breaks, she notes in a TV ad, the special interests "need to pay their fair share, because Washington is giving those at the top too much and it's time someone stood up for the rest of us."

Source: Cedar Rapids Gazette AdWatch on 2016 Iowa Senate race , Jun 23, 2016

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