If voting on their own economic interest Minimum wage workers should vote for the government. Highly unlikely they get that last $1 per hour if PCs come in. If I were to bet I would guess they vaguely promise to continue the increase and then when they get into power they announce the the effect of the increase has been job losses etc and leave it at $14. Salanbrenton wrote: ↑Jun 5th, 2017 1:06 pmSo...
- business owners will vote out the incumbent party
- minimum wage earners can vote whoever they want since the minimum wage is not going to roll back down
- government workers will vote incumbent because PC could slash and burn
Did the incumbent commit harakiri? Calls for an interesting June 2018 election.
Minimum wage workers tend to be politically disengaged though so they may or may not be making the calculation.
Still hard to see after this many years and this much controversy the government surviving. They got lucky the past two elections because of horrible PC platforms. Ironically if the the PCs had won in 2013 they would be cruising to re-election right now given how strong the economy is and they would be taking a lot of the credit. Brown is not strong but he could go to Vegas for the 4 weeks of the campaign and probably still win. I am sure his platform will be very bland and non-controversial. Leave the cutting to the usual t"the books are worse than we thought" discovery.