Friday, July 28, 2006

Minimum Wage Redux

This is an interesting thing of note, Republicans may bring the minimum wage increase to the House floor. I guess they really want that Congressional pay raise not to hurt them in the fall. Though they plan to attach the estate tax repeal to the bill...
The move comes after almost 50 rank-and-file Republican lawmakers pressed House leaders -- who strongly oppose the wage hike and have thus far prevented a vote -- to schedule the measure for debate. Democrats have been hammering away on the wage hike issue and have public opinion behind them.

"We weren't going to be denied," said Rep. Steve LaTourette, R-Ohio, a leader in the effort. "How can you defend $5.15 an hour in today's economy?"
Meanwhile, Democrats nationwide are hammering for minimum wage increases at the state level. That's one thing I really like to see: Democrats acting like an actual opposition party. Go out there and start changing hearts and minds. When it doesn't work one way, go out and get it another.

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