January 29, 2007
YOU WON'T BELIEVE THIS
Caption: They've really done it now. Seamus is not amused.
Not only did a handful of U.S. senators (none, thank God, from El Cabrero's beloved state of West Virginia) vote last week to block a clean minimum wage increase--that would have been bad enough--but a sizable minority voted on Jan. 25 to eliminate minimum wage protections for workers altogether.
Here's a list courtesy of BobGeiger.com:
Geiger also mentions that Alexander, Bennett, Chambliss, Cochran, Cornyn, Craig, Enzi, Graham, Hagel, Inhofe, McConnell and Sununu are up for reelection in 2008 and that Brownback and McCain are probably running for president.
Just in case you're updating your Christmas card list.
BONUS WEST VIRGINIA FEATURES:
Here's a good article from Sunday's Gazette-Mail about minimum wage issues at the state and federal level. And, at no extra cost, here's a rant by yours truly about state Medicaid and health care problems.
RANDOM DAILY ITEM: El Cabrero believes that legislation should be passed requiring all radio stations playing 80s music to play "Safety Dance" and "Walk Like an Egyptian" at least once every two hours.
GOAT ROPE ADVISORY LEVEL: ELEVATED