From Martha Laning's May 20 weekly update email to all Democratic Party of Wisconsin members, this important item:
DEMOCRATS PROVE AGAIN WE ARE THE PARTY OF THE WORKING AND MIDDLE CLASS
This week under the leadership of Barack Obama and the Democrats, “more than 4 million Americans could get pay hikes under new federal regulations that will double the salary level under which workers must be paid overtime”. Right here in Wisconsin, too many people are working longer hours but not getting the pay they have earned by working so hard. I applaud the Democrats for showing again that we are focused on helping everyday Americans get ahead by creating an economy that works for everyone not just the billionaires.
I was dismayed, but not surprised, that Paul Ryan and his Republican colleagues came out vehemently against this regulation that will help so many hard working Wisconsinites and others across the United States. At a time when so many working and middle class people deserve a raise to help them get buy, Republicans continue to stay laser focused on creating tax loop holes and unfair tax reductions for CEOs and large corporations.