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  •  obama is not a member of "this same club" (12+ / 0-)

    he is the one who proposed increasing the minimum wage.

    •  Don't confuse them with facts (1+ / 0-)
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      kefauver

      Sometimes I feel like I'm in Animal House: "Forget it. He's on a roll."

      "Maybe: it's a vicious little word that could slay me"--Sara Bareilles

      by ChurchofBruce on Tue Mar 19, 2013 at 03:59:00 PM PDT

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    •  I would've been more impressed (0+ / 0-)

      had Obama not promised in 2008 to raise the minimum wage to $9.50/hr by 2011. Why is he now proposing $9?

      "Today is who you are" - my wife

      by I Lurked For Years on Tue Mar 19, 2013 at 04:49:10 PM PDT

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    •  He wants to cut SS benefits to low income seniors (1+ / 0-)
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      when its not necessary.   It's the same regressive ideology.
      His insistence on these cuts doesn't square with other public policy positions he's taken on similar issues.

      It is an old strategy of tyrants to delude their victims into fighting their battles for them. FDR

      by Betty Pinson on Tue Mar 19, 2013 at 04:50:40 PM PDT

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      •  That has What to Do With Minimum Wage? (1+ / 0-)
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        Try to focus Betty.

        Not easily outraged.

        by kefauver on Tue Mar 19, 2013 at 09:44:09 PM PDT

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        •  If you really want to know (0+ / 0-)

          My comment was responding to the juvenile comment attacking FDR's record of accomplishment.

          As for comparing cutting Social Security & Medicare for low income seniors with failure to raise the minimum wage - both are evidence of how are party leaders in DC are once again failing the US public while allowing wealthy campaign donors to steal more from taxpayers.

          These are very dark days for the Democratic Party.  Our leaders appear to have forgotten how to oppose draconian Republic policy and are afraid to do what the public wants - get our country back on track without giving everything away to the 1%.

          Our government is broken, as are many of our most important institutions.  Our Dem leaders are unwilling to take the necessary steps to fix the problem and compound the misery instead.

          I hope that explains things for you.

          It is an old strategy of tyrants to delude their victims into fighting their battles for them. FDR

          by Betty Pinson on Wed Mar 20, 2013 at 05:46:42 AM PDT

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          •  Back to Minimum Wage - (3+ / 0-)
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            The fact that the minimum wage increase measure failed is not because of anything inherently wrong with the Democratic Party or its current leadership.

            The failure is because of a GOP-controlled House.

            When Pelosi and Democrats retook control of the House in 2006, they soon passed a minimum wage increase for the first time in 10 years. That House had even more blue dog Democrats than it does today.

            You can argue about Social Security and Medicare all you want, it had nothing to do with decembersue's comment that you responded to.

            Not easily outraged.

            by kefauver on Wed Mar 20, 2013 at 06:03:27 AM PDT

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            •  We disagree (0+ / 0-)

              In addition, allowing Dem members to vote against it is ridiculous and destructive.   It undermines Dem's commitments to quality public policy when they allow their own members to trash it.

              Raising the minimum wage is not just a popular issue, its a high-quality, virtuous one.  Dem leaders need to stop sabotaging their own agenda and use a little party discipline to promote it instead.  

              It's all part of strengthening the party's reputation with the voting public.  You can't educate the public about quality Dem public policy when you allow your own members to undermine it.

              It is an old strategy of tyrants to delude their victims into fighting their battles for them. FDR

              by Betty Pinson on Wed Mar 20, 2013 at 06:45:49 AM PDT

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