Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Mitch McConnell Kills Minimum Wage Increase

So not only does he refuse to lift a fucking finger to create jobs for suffering Kentuckians, he kills any attempt by Democrats to give working Kentuckians a living wage.

The final Senate roll call is online here. Note, the official final tally was 54 to 42, but it was 55-41 before Reid had to switch his vote for procedural reasons. Sen. Bob Corker of Tennessee was the only Republican to vote with the majority, not because he supports a wage hike -- he was likely to vote against it -- but because he thought it was a debate worth having.  
Indeed, it's worth remembering that what transpired on the Senate floor this afternoon wasn't a vote on whether to raise the minimum wage; it was a vote on whether to end a Republican filibuster and begin a debate on raising the minimum wage. The GOP minority -- including "moderates" like Susan Collins and Mark Kirk -- blocked wage increase, but in the process, they also rejected the World's Most Deliberative Body from even debating the issue.
Seriously, if Democratic candidates can't beat a party whose members blatantly ass-rape working people in broad daylight and then brag about it, they really don't deserve to be elected.

But we don't deserve the alternative.

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