Wednesday, June 21, 2006

The best politicians money can buy...

I consider Billmon to be one of the most insightful progressive bloggers around. Yesterday he had something to say about the U.S. House of Representatives.

Billmon pointed out that U.S. House lawmakers recently gave themselves a $3,300 pay increase, raising their salaries to $168,500. Meanwhile, a few days later, a bid to boost the U.S. minimum wage failed as Republicans pushed back an effort by Democrats to force a vote on the issue.

I guess the Republicans were afraid that any increase could be offensive to their Corporate Patrons. Is it any wonder that Billmon refers to the U.S House of Representatives as "our national whorehouse!"


Lou Dobbs of CNN is on the warpath! He has this interesting commentary on the minimum wage.