jake's mom

6.27.2006

Do Not Show Me the Money

You've gotta love guys named Harry, no? Well, Harry Reid certainly pulled his weight as a member of the illustrious club today.


A week after the GOP-led Senate rejected an increase to the minimum wage, Senate Democrats on Tuesday vowed to block pay raises for members of Congress until the minimum wage is increased.
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"They can play all the games the want," [Harry] Reid said derisively of the Republicans who control the chamber. "They can deal with gay marriage, estate tax, flag burning, all these issues and avoid issues like the prices of gasoline, sending your kid to college. But we're going to do everything to stop the congressional pay raise."

The minimum wage is $5.15 an hour. Democrats want to raise it to $7.25. During the past nine years, as Democrats have tried unsuccessfully to increase the minimum wage, members of Congress have voted to give themselves pay raises -- technically "cost of living increases" -- totaling $31,600, or more than $15 an hour for a 40-hour week, 52 weeks a year, according to the Congressional Research Service.


Now THAT makes me want to chant "USA! USA! USA!"

And oh yeah, there is this other guy that's been into refusing pay raises for years. Perhaps it is this kind of person that ought to move up in the world.

And oh yeah, before I forget. Here's another piece of brilliant proofreading by CNN, just for JP.

But he warned, "I know procedure's around here fairly well."
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