Tuesday, March 08, 2005

Re: Minimum Wage

Senate Republicans: we'll take our big business bankruptcy bill without any "compassion" at all for the "least of these" thank you very much.

The Senate defeated dueling proposals Monday to raise the $5.15-an-hour minimum wage - one backed by organized labor, the other salted with pro-business provisions - in a day of skirmishing that reflected Republican gains in last fall's elections.

Both plans fell well short of the 60 votes needed to advance, and signaled that prospects for raising the federal wage floor, unchanged since 1996, are remote during the current two-year Congress.

We have no one to blame but ourselves for being duped into electing these folks.

But are evangelical news outlets like the AgapePress reporting this so that Christians can make fully informed political decisions? So that we can "vote all our values?" Of course not. But they sure are carrying yet another story about, and I quote, "all the blatant sex available on television."


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