August 3, 2006

ONLY THE DEMOCRATS COULD BIFF THIS ONE:

An Estate Tax Twist Reverses Party Roles On Minimum Wage (Jeffrey H. Birnbaum, August 3, 2006, Washington Post)

For years, organized labor has worked hard to raise the minimum wage, while business groups have campaigned to block such a change. This week in the Senate, however, the AFL-CIO is pushing to kill the wage increase while practically the entire business lobby is demanding that it pass.

Unfortunately for the Left, repeal of the death tax is just as popular as the minimum wage hike, so there's no percentage in killing the bill.

Posted by Orrin Judd at August 3, 2006 8:22 AM
Comments

The bill also includes a "tip credit" provision that would allow businesses to deduct tips from the increased minimum wage. Only 7 states don't have a tip credit law already in place, but WA is one of them and this would be a big help for restaurants, bars and casinos.

Posted by: Patrick H at August 3, 2006 10:38 AM

Strawman. If a single AFL-CIO Union Member IS actually working at minimum wage (which I highly doubt), doesn't that mean the Union has done nothing for them? This is just more of the same class warfare divisiveness the Unions thrive on.

Posted by: John Resnick at August 3, 2006 11:21 AM

Pretty soon they'll be waging that war in a tea cup.

Posted by: erp at August 3, 2006 3:09 PM
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