Monday, December 25, 2006
Va. Minimum Wage Increase Proposed
Virginia has always followed the national minimum wage but with the national wage at the $5.15 level since 1995, it's way beyond time for the people's representatives to do something that helps the working class.
"How many CEOs have gone without a wage hike in the last 10 years?" asked Del. Albert C. Eisenberg (D-Arlington). "It's not just about economics. It's about justice and fairness."
Gov. Timothy M. Kaine (D) said he supports an increase, but the proposal is expected to face resistance from the business community and the Republican-controlled General Assembly. A House subcommittee killed a similar proposal this year. ."
Kaine, Warner and Webb, the new dynamic trio, will clobber these mean-spirited legislators over their clueless head for denying poor workers a raise with their corporate-bought vote.
Howling Latina also hopes that Bush is dumb enough to veto the national Dem's pay raise so Virginia GOPers can be directly linked to the menace-in-chief at the White House and lose a bunch of seats equal to the thumpin' congressional Republicans took last fall.