MinWage progress

January 24, 2007


Democrats’ promise of a quick increase in the minimum wage ran aground
Wednesday in the Senate, where lawmakers are insisting it include new
tax breaks for restaurants and other businesses that rely on low-pay


One Response to “MinWage progress”

  1. I think that it was the Democrats in the Congress that promised to get the Minimum Wage thing passed quickly. And they did. It was part of their 100 hour thing, and they did everything with more than 50 hours to spare. Sadly the Senate is a different matter.

    Here’s a quote from our friends at ThinkProgress: “179: Number of amendments offered by conservatives to the minimum wage bill, including multiple amendments to abolish the federal minimum wage. In a dramatic floor speech (go to 4:30), Sen. Edward M. Kennedy (D-MA) said today that conservative senators appear to be waging a “filibuster by amendment.” The next vote on the bill will be on Tuesday.

    I would also point to the speech Ted Kennedy gave just the other day, where he appears to be very angry.

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