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  •  I don't believe I've ever questioned your (0+ / 0-)

    principles, Jesse. Please do me the same courtesy.

    In my view the more immediate fight is getting as much relief by federal mandate for the largest number of working poor now as is possible. Yesterday wouldn't have been too soon. If left to red states, it's never going to happen.

    The question isn't whether $9 or even $9.50 is a bad joke.

    "Show up. Pay attention. Tell the truth. And don't be attached to the results." -- Angeles Arrien

    by Sybil Liberty on Sat Jan 04, 2014 at 09:02:15 AM PST

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    •  I'm not a big believer in "courtesy". I much (0+ / 0-)

      prefer honesty.

      Right now, no raise is going to happen.  There is NO chance of this Congress passing a bill raising the Federal Minimum Wage.

      As a result, there's no excuse for "compromising" in order to get nothing in return.  There is absolutely nothing to be gained from it.

      The Senate can pass 11.50.   The House can shoot it down.  And we can get another 5 million poor and young people to the polls in the midterms on the back of that to vote for Democrats.

      Small ball bullshit is just an overt argument that it's better if Republicans keep the House.

      "I read New republic and Nation/I've learned to take every view.." P. Ochs

      by JesseCW on Sun Jan 05, 2014 at 10:51:27 PM PST

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