But thanks to the greed of Chris Abele, the Mitt Romney of Milwaukee County, he not only vetoed the resolution, but went so far as lobbying the Teapublicans in Madison to make sure that not only the people in Milwaukee County, but everyone in the state of Wisconsin, could be denied the chance to make a living wage.
But Abele's avarice and disdain for the working poor is coming back to bite him.
On Thursday afternoon, scores of people gathered for a demonstration outside of Abele's mansion, the largest in the city, and invited Abele to walk in their shoes.
It seems he did not take them up on the offer.
Apparently, Abele believes that putting on working shoes or even standing with the people is simply beneath him.
That's OK though. It just shows how much better we all will be without him.