Saturday, January 27, 2007

Not a Dime's Worth of Difference

[Tom Hilton from If I Ran the Zoo, guest-blogging for Steve.]

The other day, during debate on the minimum wage increase, some Senate Republicans introduced an amendment that would eliminate the Federal minimum wage. 28 Republican Senators, including John McCain, voted in favor of the amendment.

Over the coming years the Democrats in Congress will doubtless make mistakes. They will disappoint and frustrate and anger some of us to the point of wanting to tell them all to go to hell.

And the thing we need to keep in mind through it all is this: 100% of the Senate Democrats voted to increase the minimum wage; 57% of the Senate Republicans voted to eliminate it altogether.

"Not a dime's worth of difference", my ass.

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