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  •  I don't know (3+ / 0-)
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    TrueBlueDem, Gygaxian, wadingo

    raising the minimum rage polls pretty well pretty much everywhere. Most people agree it's purchasing power is just too low. It's an easy issue to take a populist stance on it, and populist, socially conservative and politically independent is pretty much what a Democratic candidate wanting to do well in rural Eastern and Southern Arkansas needs to campaign on.

    "Once, many, many years ago I thought I was wrong. Of course it turned out I had been right all along. But I was wrong to have thought I was wrong." -John Foster Dulles. My Political Compass Score: -4.00, -3.69, Proud member of DKE

    by ArkDem14 on Mon Nov 04, 2013 at 09:27:11 AM PST

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    •  I was talking about ENDA (0+ / 0-)

      and maybe immigration reform, which JJ talked about, but I wasn't intending to.

      ...better the occasional faults of a government that lives in a spirit of charity, than the consistent omissions of a government frozen in the ice of its own indifference. -FDR, 1936

      by James Allen on Mon Nov 04, 2013 at 09:29:46 AM PST

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    •  Populist stance vs states rights (1+ / 0-)
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      wadingo

      As easy as it is to take Populist stances, it's even easier to take "it's a state issue, not federal" in a lot of states these days.  

      I could see people voting against raising the minimum wage nationally and kciking the an back to the states...where the GOP can prevent the issue from getting passed in about 40 or so states (exaggerating slightly)

      "What if you're on a game show one day and the name of some random New Jersey state senator is the only thing between you and several thousand dollars? And you'll think to yourself, "if only I had clapped faster." - sapelcovits

      by rdw72777 on Mon Nov 04, 2013 at 09:30:55 AM PST

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      •  Whoops (0+ / 0-)

        I was replying about minimum wage too.

        "What if you're on a game show one day and the name of some random New Jersey state senator is the only thing between you and several thousand dollars? And you'll think to yourself, "if only I had clapped faster." - sapelcovits

        by rdw72777 on Mon Nov 04, 2013 at 09:35:41 AM PST

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