“When Does the Greed Stop?”, We Ask the Other Side

To set the context, in 2007, the Republicans in the Senate were using all sorts of parliamentary maneuvers to prevent a bill from reaching the floor for a vote–the bill raised the minimum wage to $7.25 per hour (TEH SOCIALISMZ!!). It gets really good around 4:00.

Of course, I’m sure there are GOPniks who will claim that “Teddy didn’t want” a livable wage…

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5 Responses to “When Does the Greed Stop?”, We Ask the Other Side

  1. NewEnglandBob says:

    Yes, that the RepubiCANT party – obstructionists, racists and only for the wealthy.

  2. abb3w says:

    And oddly, my first thought was of Teddy Roosevelt; who, as a progressive, probably would have supported one. However, minimum wage laws were new and state level experiments during his presidency; federal minimum wage was his cousin FDR’s handiwork circa 1938. And the Republican Party have pretty much disowned the Progressives since then….

  3. llewelly says:

    It’s greed all the way down.

  4. Min says:

    The Dems have controlled Congress most of the time for a long time. Why have they not indexed the minimum wage? There is no reason for it to remain a political football, subject to debate time and time again, because it has not kept up with inflation or average income.

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