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  •  I like the strategy (5+ / 0-)

    but think it's unlikely that there are 20-25 House GOP members that will cross their leadership as they approach election time and are looking for campaign support.

    In my view nothing will happen on the minimum wage legislation until the primary season is over. If the minimum wage becomes a big campaign issue for the midterms the GOP will allow a vote on some type of minimum wage increase in September, when Congress returns from its summer recess. I do think that advocacy will play an important role in bringing a minimum wage bill to the House this year. The GOP needs to feel that this issue makes them vulnerable before this will come to a vote.

    "let's talk about that"

    by VClib on Fri Feb 14, 2014 at 08:34:14 AM PST

    •  The problem with depending on billionaires (6+ / 0-)

      for your campaign financing is that you are placed in the position of opposing common-sense no-brainer bills that the vast majority of Americans support.

      Almost everybody either is or knows someone who is trying to make a living on minimum wage.

      You have to be  a zealot right-wing crazy to oppose this effort.  Or dependent upon money from really rich folks that like their ridiculous profit margins. Either way, it is a loser for you.

      We need to push this, push this, push this....

      The sleep of reason brings forth monsters. --Goya

      by MadScientist on Fri Feb 14, 2014 at 09:22:16 AM PST

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