Discussion: Unanimous Senate GOP Filibusters Minimum Wage Hike

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Yes, the wealthy Congressmen and women who don’t ever want anyone else to get a living wage. Another example of government of, by and for the wealthy.

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And look, they are so proud of their damn selves!

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On NPR, they were reporting this as if it was a huge win for Republicans and a shocking loss for Democrats. Because yeah boy, is this ever going to be a winner for Republicans in the fall and those silly, feckless Democrats have played right into their hands.

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In fairness, that’s the stock photo TPM runs whenever Republicans “win” something, even when what they’ve won is a vote they’ll have to defend in the fall.

I think that polls have consistently shown majority support for raising the minimum wage. If so, this could be another winning issue for Dems - as long as they GOTV!

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Callous, empathy-devoid Republican legislators need to spend a day in the shoes of those living in poverty while working multiple minimum wage jobs in an effort to make ends meet.

Perhaps they believe their own rhetoric – when struggling wage earners can actually afford to pay the rent, feed the family, and obtain a decent health insurance plan … then the terrorists have won!

Why would Republican Senators raise the minimum wage to $10.10, when they can simply funnel millions in lucrative contracts to their campaign donors?

Who’ll funnel some back.

The median net worth of a Senator is only $2.6 million, so one can see why they’d vote against someone making over $20K per year.

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Table a bill of $ 200B SUBSIDY for Koch Brothers they will unanimously say ‘YES’. As a matter of fact they are doing it while screaming for KXL Pipeline. Republicans favor Koch and the likes.

Turn arrrrounnnddd, bright eyes! http://www.logikblog.com/divided-we-fall/post/The-Minimum-Wage

What a bunch of smug bastards. Retire the “old men.”