Republican Led Congress Helps Working Poor Retain Their Poverty Status

June 13, 2006 CNN Reports:

Proving that Compassionate Conservatism isn't a collective figment of our nation's imagination, the Republican led Congress recently blocked legislation that would have given minimum wage workers what fear most, a pay raise.

"Republicans said a minimum wage increase would wind up hurting the
low-wage workers that Democrats said they want to help"

The Senate vote marked the ninth time
since 1997 that Democrats there have
proposed -- and Republicans have blocked
-- a stand-alone increase in the minimum
wage. The debate fell along predictable
Write you Congressman and thank them for helping the working poor retain their current status.

In a related story: Fox News Reports

June 21, 2006:
To prove their sincerity, Congress instead took pay raise burden from the working poor and
gave the dreaded pay increase to THEMSELVES! An overwelming gesture of generosity indeed.

"WASHINGTON: Despite record low approval ratings, House lawmakers Tuesday allowed a $3,300 pay raise that will increase their salaries to $168,500."

"The 2 percent cost-of-living raise would be the seventh straight for members of the House and Senate."
Way to go Congress. That's doing "The People's" business.

Who says we don't have the best Congress money can buy?

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