How many days in are we with the new Lady of the House?
Already, her 100 hours of legislation has had a delayed start (didn't we all deserve a day off from work because of the BCS Championship game?) and now her ramrodding of the minimum wage increase has turned up some rank smell from San Francisco.
I am by no means against a minimum wage increase.
I don't know how people in America survive on minimum wage as it is.
However, it is not the government's place to ensure that all people are cared for and that the government give hand outs to ensure the well fare of all its citizens.
This is a Democratic, not a Socialistic government we have in the US.
But, as we now learn, there was an exemption in that bill passed yesterday to raise the minimum wage in the US.
It appears that American Samoa, a Pacific island territory from the federal minimum-wage law.
This is the first and only US territory with this exemption.
No big deal, right?
Probably not until you realize that one of the biggest opponents of the federal minimum wage in Samoa is StarKist Tuna, which owns packing plants that together employ more than 5,000 Samoans.
StarKist is owned by Del Monte Corp which is headquartered where you might ask?
How about San Francisco, CA.
Which of course we all know is represented by Mrs. Pelosi.
We know this shouldn't be a big deal because the Representatives all knew of this before voting.
You mean the didn't know of this?
It appears that in her rush to push legislation through without debate Mrs. Pelosi forgot to mention that one small exemption.
Sounds like this is going to be a fun two years to me folks.
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