State of Montana secondary Archives: on Jobs


Conrad Burns: Minimum wage increase OK if packaged with tax cut

Q: How will you vote on a minimum wage increase?

BURNS: I will probably vote for it, if thereís things in the bill for small business. It all has to be packaged together. Weíve got to make the tax cuts from 2001 and 2003 permanent. If we donít, a young personís tax bill will go up by 48% in 2011. A family of four, their tax obligation will go up 58%. So I voted for that package, to make it permanent so we wonít face that higher federal obligation, and in that was an increase in minimum wage.

TESTER: One of the good things about the Montana legislature is that we get bills on one topic. If a person votes for it, they vote for it, and we canít skate under part of a bill. I would support the minimum wage increase. I think itís long overdue. If weíre going to talk about tax cuts, letís focus them on the middle class, when the bulk of that tax cut he talks about is focused on the very richest rich.

Source: 2006 MT Senate debate, Tester vs. Burns in Butte Sep 24, 2006

Jon Tester: Minimum wage increase is long overdue

Q: How will you vote on a minimum wage increase?

BURNS: I will probably vote for it, if thereís things in the bill for small business. It all has to be packaged together. Weíve got to make the tax cuts from 2001 and 2003 permanent. If we donít, a young personís tax bill will go up by 48% in 2011. A family of four, their tax obligation will go up 58%. So I voted for that package, to make it permanent so we wonít face that higher federal obligation, and in that was an increase in minimum wage.

TESTER: One of the good things about the Montana legislature is that we get bills on one topic. If a person votes for it, they vote for it, and we canít skate under part of a bill. I would support the minimum wage increase. I think itís long overdue. If weíre going to talk about tax cuts, letís focus them on the middle class, when the bulk of that tax cut he talks about is focused on the very richest rich.

Source: 2006 MT Senate debate, Tester vs. Burns in Butte Sep 24, 2006

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