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  •  This is not an "opening bid." This is what might (4+ / 0-)
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    shaso, potatohead, antooo, Sir Roderick

    pass the Senate.  There's a choice.

    1.  Pass a realistic bill out of the Senate with 60 votes (or more) -- i.e., some Republican support -- and put pressure on the House to take it up or attach it to another bill.  That has a chance of happening.  

    2.  Try to pass a crazy, pie-in-the-sky bill out of the Senate and fail to get it past a filibuster, so there's no pressure at all to do anything about the minimum wage this year.  And the minimum wage continues to stay put, and all Democrats have is the hope they can take back the House next year -- and even then, about $10 an hour is as high as they are likely to get from many Democrats.  

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