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Marie Cocco: Waging Past Minimum

A measure to raise the minimum wage is the rare ballot option that isn’t a choice between the lesser of two evils.

Posted on Oct 30, 2006 READ MORE


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Sprinkling the Poor, Showering the Rich

House Republicans tacked a cut in estate taxes onto a bill to raise the minimum wage. Yeah, you read that correctly: The economically distressed would get an additional $2.10 an hour, whereas the Walton kids and the Hilton sisters would get untold millions.
Must be that compassionate conservatism we’ve heard so much about.

Posted on Jul 29, 2006 READ MORE


Molly Ivins: The Politics of Greed

“Anyone who doesn’t think this is a country where the rich are getting richer and the poor are getting poorer needs to check the numbers—this is Bush country, where a rising tide lifts all yachts.”

Posted on Jul 10, 2006 READ MORE


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Colbert Rocks the Minimum Wage

The “Colbert Report” host is very understanding when it comes to the minimum wage.

Posted on Jun 28, 2006 WATCH & LISTEN


GOP Senators Kill Minimum Wage Boost

Not even a week after the Congress voted itself a pay raise, the not-so-compassionate conservatives in the Senate voted down any bump in the $5.15 national minimum wage.

Posted on Jun 22, 2006 READ MORE


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