Wednesday, January 24, 2007

The Republicans hate poor people

By Michael J.W. Stickings

(Well, duh. Unless they're socially conservative, in which case they and their fears can be exploited for partisan gain. As in: What's the matter with Kansas?)

Bob Geiger is reporting that "the Republican minority [in the Senate] voted against cloture on [a minimum wage] bill today, throwing down a roadblock until Democrats agree to more business tax cuts". Because that's what really matters. Not those making the minimum wage, which hasn't been increased in ten years, not working families barely getting by, not children living in poverty, but businesses, and specifically their wealthy owners. Business tax cuts can be debated separately, however. What this is all about is Republicans voting against a minimum wage increase. They apparently think that $7.25 an hour is just too high. Surely poor people don't need that much money.

I mean, come on.

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