Liberals have spent years now agonizing over why it is that many working-class white Americans vote for the party whose policies on taxes, organized labor and much more work against their own economic interests—the “What’s the matter with Kansas” problem. Well, here is an issue where lower-income people who vote Republican are quite clear about what’s in their own interest—that is, they state a preference at direct odds with their party’s line. Maybe it would be a good idea for Democrats to try to peel them away by actually talking up that issue?

Republicans Divided Over Minimum Wage

 continue reading