May 24, 2007

Take This Job and Shove It!

Congress finally decided to raise the minimum wage to a whopping $7.25 an hour but not all at one time. Yet they give themselves raises of thousands of dollars at a time. Doesn't that just piss you off?

Congress votes to increase minimum wage
President Bush was expected to sign the bill quickly, and workers who now make $5.15 an hour will see their paychecks go up by 70 cents per hour before the end of the summer. Another 70 cents will be added next year, and by summer 2009, all minimum-wage jobs will pay no less than $7.25 an hour.

Congress Gives Itself Another Pay Hike While Refusing To Increase Minimum Wage
By MARC McDONALD
For the past 10 years, Congress has stubbornly refused to raise the minimum wage, which is $5.15/hour. During this same period, Congress has voted to give itself one fat pay raise after another. This week, the GOP-led Congress awarded itself another generous raise----this time for $3,300 (which brings lawmakers' annual salaries to $168,500/year).

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vice said...
They had to raise the minimum wage. How else could the illegals in the country afford to pay the $5000.00 fine to 'become legal?'

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vice said...

They had to raise the minimum wage. How else could the illegals in the country afford to pay the $5000.00 fine to 'become legal?'

Carol said...

Good Morning Vice,
You bring up a good point, I hadn't thought of that!