Thursday, June 22, 2006

Green puts Paris Hilton ahead of workers

Dem Party has this one right.

Mark Green votes for the Paris Hilton tax break, but against raising the minimum wage:
Today, Green and Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives voted to give a huge tax break to the heirs of the wealthiest Americans, while refusing to raise the minimum wage for hardworking families. [Sources: HR5638, Vote 315, 6/22/06; HR5638, Vote 312, 6/22/06]

Despite Democratic attempts, Green and the GOP leadership refused today to allow an up-or-down vote on an increase in the federal minimum wage, which has not been raised since 1997 and is at its lowest level in 50 years, when adjusted for inflation.

Instead, Green and Republicans passed an estate tax bill that benefits the wealthiest and adds nearly $800 billion to the already burgeoning federal deficit over the next 10 years. While 6.6 million workers would benefit from an increase in the minimum wage – including 760,000 single mothers – less than 1 percent of all Americans would benefit from the GOP estate tax plan.


At 11:22 PM, Blogger XOut said...

At least she is better looking than your average union worker.

Hmmm... much better looking, and she is ugly on top of it.

Thanks for the update though buddy.


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