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  •  I'm sorry, but that is pure BS. What is on the (1+ / 0-)
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    table is 10.10, if you oppose that, you oppose raising the minimum wage. It is easy to say "I support some other proposition that will never come before me, but not the one that actually might", but it is also utterly meaningless to do so.

    That, in its essence, is fascism--ownership of government by an individual, by a group, or by any other controlling private power. -- Franklin D. Roosevelt --

    by enhydra lutris on Mon Apr 28, 2014 at 10:55:30 AM PDT

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    •  He's running for re-election in a state where (8+ / 0-)

      the money comes from people named Walton and Tyson.  There's a state proposal to raise it something like 25% of the state minimum (about 20% of the current Federal minimum) coming up this year.  As one of the "party leaders" he's backing this one as having a possibility to actually pass.  I don't vote for Pryor because I think he's progressive/liberal, I vote for him to keep the Senate in Dem hands.

    •  Actually (0+ / 0-)

      The Arkansas minimum wage initiative would raise the minimum wage to 8.50 an hour. Not optimal, but it has the explicit support of Senator Pryor.

      I don't love the guy, but he's what we have in Ar, and I'm happy to have him representing one of my (once) home states over the odious Tom Cotton.

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