It’s your bottom line, too
Posted by Indiana Democratic Party | 03/01/2011
Today, I went to the Statehouse to address Hoosiers who were there to voice their opposition to the anti-worker agenda being pushed by Gov. Mitch Daniels and Republican lawmakers.
I was honored to stand with the working men and women who make this state’s economy strong, and I want to share with you the message I shared with them: The ill-advised Republican agenda affects us all.
You wouldn’t know it from the Governor’s talking points, but Hoosiers are making less money than the rest of the nation – and less money than they made seven years ago.
In 2004, when Daniels berated Gov. Joe Kernan for Indiana’s sluggish economy, Hoosiers earned 91 cents for every dollar earned by the average American. By last year, it was just 86 cents.
There are fewer jobs than ever before, but more importantly, those jobs are paying Hoosiers less.
And that’s what Republicans want.
You may not be in a collective bargaining unit or have any experience with organized labor, but know this: Workers in states that have enacted the agenda Republicans are pushing make an average of $5,000 less than workers here.
Could you or your family get by making $5,000 less per year?
Why should you have to?
Collective bargaining and unions have been targeted by Republican lawmakers, but make no mistake that this fight affects us all.
We’re already making less than we did seven years ago, but they want us to cut even more when we can least afford to.
Call House Speaker Brian Bosma and tell him you’ve had enough. Tell him to take this destructive agenda off the table and negotiate with Democrats to prevent Hoosier workers from losing even more money.
You can reach Speaker Bosma at .
He needs to hear from as many people as possible that Hoosiers are fed up with Republicans pushing a divisive agenda that moves our state backward and lowers our incomes.
I was proud to stand up for our workers today. Please stand with me.
Daniel J. Parker