Republicans Block Minimum Wage Bill
The minimum wage ($5.15 at the federal level) hasn't been raised in 10 years. The majority of Americans in this country live paycheck to paycheck and for the first time ever, they are spending more than they are making (I did a show on credit card debt a few days ago).
Every Democratic and a few Republican Senators voted to raise the wage to $7.50/hour. The Republicans alone voted to block the bill (they want a tax cut for small businesses).
Take a look at how the "liberal media" covered this.