Monday, February 10, 2014

Repug KY Senate Will Kill Higher Minimum Wage 62% of Kentuckians Want

What, you thought elected repugs gave a flying fuck what their constituents want?


Sam Youngman at the Herald:

Kentucky voters favor raising the minimum wage from $7.25 to $10.10 per hour by a two-to-one margin, spelling potential trouble for Republicans this November.
No, Sam, it doesn't.  Repugs aren't elected by voters; they're chosen and placed in office by the corporate criminals who finance their campaigns.
House Speaker Greg Stumbo, D-Prestonsburg, is spearheading an effort to increase the minimum wage this year in Kentucky. His bill won approval in the Democratic-led House 55-44 on Thursday but is expected to die in the Republican-led Senate. The state proposal mirrors legislation in Washington and will undoubtedly be a hot-button campaign issue this fall.
Sam, Sam, Sam. You're assuming Democratic candidates will actually campaign as, you know, Democratic candidates. They won't. They haven't in ages. They've been campaigning as repug-lites - and losing - for so long they've forgotten how to be Democrats.

And they sure as hell don't know how to use a gift issue to get tens of thousands of disappointed Democratic voters off their asses and into voting booths this November.

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