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  •  Rising to keep up with inflation only maintains (7+ / 0-)

    a brutal and unacceptable mistreatment and exploitation of workers.

    "Yeah!!! It didn't get worse this year!!"

    "Furthermore, if you think this would be the very very last cut ever if we let it happen, you are a very confused little rabbit." cai

    by JesseCW on Tue Jan 01, 2013 at 06:19:39 PM PST

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    •  ...but NOT rising with inflation in SO much better (2+ / 0-)
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      cany, worldlotus

      I'm trying to point out the importance of more local action. Thanks.

      •  No, you're trying to discourage national action. (1+ / 0-)
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        George Hier

        You're trying to fracture a nation, and to insist we are not one people.

        All just to protect some Politician you've attached yourself to.

        It's wrong, and it's gross.

        "Furthermore, if you think this would be the very very last cut ever if we let it happen, you are a very confused little rabbit." cai

        by JesseCW on Tue Jan 01, 2013 at 07:39:34 PM PST

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    •  I agree. I personally think they need several (4+ / 0-)
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      Burned, Agathena, worldlotus, DSPS owl

      dollar raises per hour but I guess that would be considered extreme by most.  

       I think a true livable wage should be the minimum standard.

    •  Pointed out earlier in another post: (1+ / 0-)
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      DSPS owl

      One of the provisions of the Senate bill ties the estate tax exemption to the rate of inflation.

      Because we must protect the wealthly dead from the dread of not having built-in inflation protection for their estates.

      BOf course, that could never happen for folks who must take jobs at or near the minimum wage.  They have no federal right to an inflation-adjusted minimum wage.

      Another strike against the poor and the middle class.  Disgraceful.

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