The Media Was Awake for at Least 10 Minutes
So, Republicans in the House have been refusing to approve a minimum wage hike for a while now. But the elections are coming up, so they needed to do something to cover their asses, especially since just a few months ago, they voted to give themselves a raise. Well, what they've done is lump the minimum wage increase into the same bill as the cut to estate tax. They figure the Democrats will have to go along with it in order to get the minimum wage increase thru, knowing the Dems also have their eye on November. This is not the noteworthy part. Despicable, yes. But hardly surprising. What's completely amazing is that the media nudged themselves awake long enough to actually report on it, in a non-Republican talking points way.
What does a $2.10 per hour increase in the minimum wage have to do with a $268 billion tax cut for the 8,200 wealthiest families in the U.S.? Not one thing.
I think one of them must have had their head propped up on their hand and their elbow slipped just at this critical moment. That's the only explanation for this article.
By min | August 1, 2006, 11:44 AM | Liberal Outrage
Has this been reported anywhere other than the Tennessean? Not exactly the NYTimes...
that's a tennessee news source that's not on the side of the Republicans. what more do you want from me? you want i should walk on water next?
OSAR. CM corrupt liddle souls?