October 31, 2005

Rich Republicans Vote Against Minimum Wage

Here is the vote in the Senate that defeated an increase in the minimum wage for America's working poor. The net combined wealth of all the Republicans in the Senate probably approaches that of some small countries, but they can't see their way to giving America's least a modest increase in their hourly wage. Where is the lightening that should be striking these people?

Rick Santorum voted for the minimum wage only because he is running for his life in his Senate race in Pennsylvania. The voters of Pennsylvania should awaken to this man's two-faced, unprincipled election-time self-serving vote. He has voted against minimum wage every time before this. But he swallowed his right-wing, anti-worker self-righteousness and voted for something he has never supported in the past. Pennsylvania deserves better.

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