The raising of wages has been a hotly debated topic since the Covid-19 epidemic, specifically the issue of whether or not the federally mandated minimum wage should be increased to $15. On this issue of raising the minimum wage, there is a stark contrast between the beliefs of Democrats and Democratic learners, and Republican and Republican learners. While 87% of Democrats and Democratic-leaning independents say they favor increasing the wage to $15 an hour (including 61% who strongly favor it), 72% of Republicans and GOP leaners oppose the idea (including 45% who strongly oppose it). This firm stance by both political parties can be observed within the legislative branch, wherein on Senate Bill 2223, a bill to provide for an increase in the Federal minimum wage, 100% of Democrats voted for the raising of the minimum wage to $15 while 100% of Republicans voted against the raising of the minimum wage. In both the electorate and the party in government the stringent adherence to their parties’ stance on raising the minimum wage is uniform.