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  •  Then again (3+ / 0-)

    would this POTUS even sign a minimum wage increase over $10.10? Whether it got through Congress or not really isn't the point here.

    This all started with "what the Republicans did to language".

    by lunachickie on Fri Mar 07, 2014 at 08:49:11 AM PST

    •  10.10 Would Put It Among Our Highest Ever (3+ / 0-)
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      min wages (peak was 1968 c. 10.50 in today's dollars) which would be a decent achievement given 2 party opposition to repealing Reaganomics.

      We are called to speak for the weak, for the voiceless, for victims of our nation and for those it calls enemy.... --ML King "Beyond Vietnam"

      by Gooserock on Fri Mar 07, 2014 at 08:52:01 AM PST

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    •  I love how passing it isn't the point now (0+ / 0-)

      Because, of course, you can't pass it.

      And the answer is yes.

      ODS results in Obama's amazing ability to humiliate his biggest critics, on the right and the left.

      by NoFortunateSon on Fri Mar 07, 2014 at 09:06:21 AM PST

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    •  I'm sure he wouldn't veto it (1+ / 0-)
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      but clearly you don't think so because Obamasux.

      I'm not the guy's biggest fan, but for chrissakes, this blaming him for shit that's not even his fault or for hypothetical shit like whether he would sign a nonexistent minimum wage increase above $10.10 an hour is pretty deranged.  It's like blaming FDR for not passing single payer health care or any other significant progressive legislation after 1938 without accounting for the fact that Congress stonewalled him thereafter.

      But of course if I don't hold Obama accountable for stuff that's not his fault or within his ability to enact clearly I'm an apologist and am part of the problem.  Or something.

      "Those who have wrought great changes in the world never succeeded by gaining over chiefs; but always by exciting the multitude." - Martin Van Buren

      by puakev on Fri Mar 07, 2014 at 09:11:24 AM PST

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