… the Senate defeated a motion to increase the minimum wage from $5.15 to $7.25 an hour (though it voted for a pay increase for senators.) (From the August 8, 2006 edition of The Christian Century. Read the rest of the editorial …)
Put what spin on this you may, offer whatever reasoned argument you may, and this still stinks! There is no justification for allowing the working poor to get poorer, when there is something that can be done, something that is simple to do and effective in addressing the need.