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Blackmail and the minimum wage

This is absurd.


The Republican-controlled House of Representatives just voted to raise the minimum wage, but they stapled a massive cut of the Estate Tax (a.k.a. the "Paris Hilton Tax") to the legislation. It likely will not pass the Senate. But even if it does, they are blackmailing the working people of this country by stripping out a primary column of support from our system of taxation. The Estate Tax applies to the rich. The very rich. What in the hell does that have to do with helping the working poor?

This is beyond Reganomics. This is crazy and wrong, and members of Congress who vote against it, which is the right thing to do, will be walking into a political trap 'come election time. Is that not dirty?

Sabotaging the American Dream, I tell ya ... And it broke down years ago.

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