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  •  This could be an interesting GOP litmus test (3+ / 0-)

    I doubt this issue will still be around for 2016 since a raise now will quiet the issue down, but if it was then it would be a big sign of how much hold the Tea Party still has over the GOP.

    If the Tea Party hold has weakened we'll see some candidates (not Rand Paul or Santorum, of course) making reasonable statements about it.  If the Tea Party grip is still strong we'll probably hear one candidate after the other go harder and harder denouncing it.  Get enough candidates and the last one will probably mandate zero pay lol.

    Then of course come the general election they'll be all about raising minimum wage to something more reasonable.

    •  Hey, we've got to make sure that this issue is (1+ / 0-)
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      middleoftheroadDem

      taken care of before 2016, LOL!

      Otherwise, it may become a liability.  And generally speaking, the economy really needs the stimulus that it would bring, sooner rather than later.  :-)

      Mollie

      "Only he who can see the invisible, can do the impossible." --Frank L. Gaines

      "If a dog won’t come to you after having looked you in the face, you should go home and examine your conscience.” -- Woodrow Wilson

      by musiccitymollie on Thu Feb 14, 2013 at 10:41:14 AM PST

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    •  Rs don't care about wage slaves, whether they (0+ / 0-)

      Are tBAgs or not. They hate work & the people who do it.

      •  I believe that rank-and-file Repubs do want (0+ / 0-)

        higher wages (I'm taking about "regular folks," not Repub politicians).

        Mollie

        "Only he who can see the invisible, can do the impossible." --Frank L. Gaines

        "If a dog won’t come to you after having looked you in the face, you should go home and examine your conscience.” -- Woodrow Wilson

        by musiccitymollie on Thu Feb 14, 2013 at 12:02:35 PM PST

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