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GOP: Poverty for you, raises for us

The Republican-controlled Senate today killed a proposed increase in the minimum wage.

The last time that it was increased was in 1998, when it was raised to $5.15 per hour.

And in the intervening years, while Congress has been avoiding raising the minimum wage, but they have been raising their own pay, by about $30,000.

GOP-Run Senate Kills Minimum Wage Increase |

In order to make up for the lack of Congressional action on the issues, the states themselves are taking up the cause. Some state legislatures are either introducing bills voluntarily or at the point of the election-year gun.

Citizens in some states have begun ballot initiatives in order to bypass their legislatures and let the people themselves decide.

States Take Lead on Minimum Wage |

And a picture (click for larger):

state by state comparison


Written by Jeff

Wednesday, June 21, 2006 at 11:49 pm

Posted in PicturePost, Politics

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