<\body> Stories in America: Kennedy Slams Republicans Who Consistently Vote Against Wage Increases

Friday, January 26, 2007

Kennedy Slams Republicans Who Consistently Vote Against Wage Increases

No difference between Democrats and Republicans? Every low-income American in this country who doesn't vote should watch this speech from Senator Edward Kennedy:
Do you have such disdain for hard-working Americans that you want to pile all your amendments on this? Why don’t you just hold your amendments until other pieces of legislation? Why this volume of amendments on just the issue to try and raise the minimum wage? What is it about it that drives you Republicans crazy? What is it? Something. Something! What is the price that the workers have to pay to get an increase? What is it about working men and women that you find so offensive?"


At 1/27/2007 9:46 AM, Anonymous a teacher said...

Maybe I'm just super emotional from being sick or
pms'ing. Whatever the case may be, that speech
brought me to outright tears. I then started thinking
of my student who is homeless and all of my families
who share just one room in a house with other
families. All those kids whose parents work two or
three jobs and can't spend any time helping their
children with homework. It made me sick. Sick to my stomach to think of all the working class folks who are just as important in this society as everyone else and we
don't even have the decency to pay them a liveable
salary. And these assholes wonder why there's such a
break down in the core of the family and in education.

At 1/27/2007 3:12 PM, Anonymous jack boo said...

Oh, you mean like the ammendment Senator Jim DeMint tried to introduce that raises the minimum by $2 in each state?

In several states, where the cost of living is higher, they have state-mandated minimum wages. For example, the new federal minimum wage would help exactly nobody in Massachusetts because the baseline wage is already $7.25/hour. Shouldn’t we help Bay Staters whose cost of living is much higher than, say, people in Alabama?

Guess not...especially if you're a compassionate Democrat.

At 1/27/2007 3:16 PM, Anonymous jack boo said...

Oh, I see part of the reason that Kennedy is so upset...it's those damn breaks for small businesses!



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