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February 1, 2007

Minimum Wage Hike Passes

by Kevin Boyd

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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  • Stephen Littau

    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.

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