Friday, August 04, 2006

don't be fooled, the republicans oppose raising the minimum wage

GOP Congress' cynical attempt to get billions for the wealthy by tossing a few nickels at the poor appears dead in the Senate. Good. We need a minimum wage hike, but NOT one chained to killing the estate tax and to making other tax cuts permanent.

Of course, Brian Williams on NBC still referred to the minimum wage hike being defeated without reference to OTHER scurrilous provisions in the bill the Democrats opposed. Face it, if it had been divided into its three components, all three would have failed. The estate tax repeal and extension of tax cuts, Democrats would have fought.

And Republicans would have killed the minimum wage hike.

Remember -- Republicans control the Senate. Republicans control the House. Republicans control the White House. If they really wanted to raise the minimum wage, they would have done so by now, and the Democrats would have supported it.

GOP class warfare as usual.


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