Who's Cheering Pat Quinn's Minimum Wage Hike Effort?

Chicago Tribune cartoonist, and Reboot Illinois partner, Scott Stantis puts his spin on Gov. Quinn's minimum wage advocacy.

The minimum wage debate is setting up to be one of the most important topics in the 2014 Illinois election. Incumbent governor Pat Quinn has made it well-known he wants to increase Illinois' minimum wage. The Republican candidates don't want to. The Congressional Budget Office just released a report stating an increase in minimum wage will hurt job growth.

Chicago Tribune cartoonist and Reboot Illinois partner Scott Stantis generally falls on the conservative side of issues, but the beauty of editorial cartoons, no matter the political bent, is they make the reader think and consider an aspect of the issue. Stantis' cartoon does just that.


This article appears on all Patch Chicago sites. The views expressed in this post are those of Reboot Illinois and do not necessarily reflect those of Patch or its editors.

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Max Smart February 27, 2014 at 10:10 PM
Mikey, reading your scattered thoughts, your real agenda becomes clear. You are a lib troll race baiter. Bought and paid for by the dnc. Next, you'll start talking about women's "Choice". Go away sicko!
jim February 27, 2014 at 10:29 PM
Raising my employees wages to $10.10 per hour is a great think. Will make them happy to be getting higher wage. Shame I have to cut there hour to pay for it.
Max Smart February 27, 2014 at 10:34 PM
Exactly, S! They can take it to $100/hr. and NEVER make the schedule.
Michael Hunt February 27, 2014 at 10:39 PM
Max, look in the mirror and repeat my name over and over out loud. "Mike Hunt. Mike Hunt. Mike Hunt."
steve forte February 28, 2014 at 07:26 AM
Here we raised the minimum wage for you . Now instead of learning a trade or getting an education you can stay in that entry level living in poverty job forever. Oh no , don't thank me now. Thank me when you are 50 yrs old and still scrubbing toilets for a buck an hr more then a teenager is willing to flip burgers for.


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