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Charlie Hardy on Jobs

 


Raise the minimum wage

The minimum wage should be raised both to help people and to boost the economy, Hardy said. Henry Ford realized more than a century ago that if he paid people better he would have happier, more productive workers, and they would spend money, causing all businesses--including his own--to benefit.
Source: Powell Tribune coverage of 2014 Wyoming Senate race , Mar 18, 2014

Raising the minimum wage reduces need for welfare

His motive to run, Hardy said, is the estimated 30,000 children in Wyoming who will not eat three meals today as well as the men and women who will work all week and not make enough money to take care of their families' basic needs.

He called for increases in the minimum wage and job creation. Raising the minimum wage will pump more money into the economy and will reduce people's need to rely on food stamps and welfare, he said. Hardy said his campaign will be grass-roots, "to go around the state and meet people." Improving the nation's decaying infrastructure will create jobs, he said. "I have spent my life listening to and being with people to whom the politicians haven't been listening," Hardy said. "I don't plan to stop now."

Source: Billings Gazette on 2014 Wyoming Senate race , Feb 5, 2014

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