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““The real damage is done by those millions who want to ’survive.’ The honest men who just want to be left in peace. Those who don’t want their little lives disturbed by anything bigger than themselves. Those with no sides and no causes. Those who won’t take measure of their own strength, for fear of antagonizing their own weakness. Those who don’t like to make waves or enemies. Those for whom freedom, honour, truth, and principles are only literature. Those who live small, mate small, die small. It’s the reductionist approach to life: if you keep it small, you’ll keep it under control. If you don’t make any noise, the bogeyman won’t find you. But it’s all an illusion, because they die too, those people who roll up their spirits into tiny little balls so as to be safe. Safe?! From what? Life is always on the edge of death; narrow streets lead to the same place as wide avenues, and a little candle burns itself out just like a flaming torch does. I choose my own way to burn.””     Sophie Scholl

February 1, 2007

Minimum Wage Hike Passes

by Kevin

The minimum wage increase passed as expected today. My fellow contributors Jason, Stephen, and any other contributors I have missed have done an excellent in discussing how bad of an idea this increase, but the purpose of this post is to praise the three Republicans who voted against the bill, since they are the only ones with any thing resembling economic sense.

Senator Tom Coburn (R-Oklahoma)
Senator Joh Kyl (R-Arizona)
Senator Jim DeMint (R-South Carolina)

Unfortunately, they’re the only ones in the Senate who still believe in limited government.

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  1. At least the senate added some tax breaks for employers to lessen the burden of the minimum wage increase. Either the House is going to have to adopt these tax breaks or the bill will die in committee. I think the Senate version of the bill will ultimately prevail because the Democrats want the minimum wage increase so they can claim they are “doing something” for the “working class.”

    It’s too bad that none of these 3 senators have thrown their hat in the ring so far in the presidential race. I am very unimpressed with the field of candidates so far.

    Comment by Stephen Littau — February 1, 2007 @ 7:41 pm

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