Tuesday, January 30, 2007

UPDATE: MOST REPUBLICANS BACK DOWN ON MINIMUM WAGE

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Only 28 of the most extreme right wing maniacs supported Wayne Allard's proposal to end the minimum wage. (Obviously no Democrats, not even Ben Nelson, supported it.) However, the Republicans have been filibustering the minimum wage increase and last week the Democrats failed to shut them down. They succeeded today and most Republicans were shamed into agreeing to end their filibuster-- after Reid agreed to some of their selfish demands for $8 billion dollars in boondoggles for business interests. Cloture passed 87-10.

So who were the 10 Republicans so obsessed with hatred for working men and women that they still wanted to filibuster it to death? First let me point out that two of them, Georgia's Saxby Chamberpot and Oklahoma whacko James Inhofe (each pictured here), are up for re-election (or, preferably, defeat) next year. Here's the list:


• Burr (R-NC)
• Chambliss (R-GA)
• Coburn (R-OK)
• DeMint (R-SC)
• Ensign (R-NV)
• Gregg (R-NH)
• Inhofe (R-OK)

• Isakson (R-GA)
• Kyl (R-AZ)
• Vitter (R-LA)

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