#1 Reid stops minimum-wage hike bill after Dems balk by Eglman 26.02.2014 11:49

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So much for changing the narrative in 2014 from the ObamaCare debacle. Democrats, led by Barack Obama, planned to go on offense over the minimum-wage rate to cast the GOP as heartless. But in his rush to the barricades, Harry Reid belatedly discovered that his caucus didn’t like the fight nearly as much as he and Obama did (via Instapundit):

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Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid on Tuesday delayed action on legislation raising the minimum wage, the centerpiece of the Democrats’ 2014 agenda.

The Nevada Democrat made the surprising move amid escalating Democratic resistance in the wake of a Congressional Budget Office report released last week estimating that hiking the minimum wage to $10.10 an hour could cost the equivalent of 500,000 jobs by late 2016.

Reid has not yet unified his caucus on the issue, which is a constant in the Democrats’ election-year playbook. Of the 55 senators who caucus with the Democrats, only 32 have signed on as official co-sponsors of Sen. Tom Harkin’s (D-Iowa) bill.



Let’s get this straight. This is Obama’s highest domestic agenda priority item, and the chamber which his party controls can barely get half of their caucus to sign onto it? That’s some genius work at the White House. Who’s their legislative liaison these days?

The issue, of course, is that the CBO actually scored the proposal before Reid could advance the bill. Their estimate of 500,000 jobs lost in just two years would be a boat anchor on any legislation, but especially in an economy where workforce participation looks like this:

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Read more:http://hotair.com/archives/2014/02/26/re...fter-dems-balk/

#2 RE: Reid stops minimum-wage hike bill after Dems balk by ThirstyMan 26.02.2014 12:15

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Who would have thought this?????

#3 RE: Reid stops minimum-wage hike bill after Dems balk by Cincinnatus 26.02.2014 13:53

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I wonder how this will be played in the Democrat subservient press. Will it just ignore the situation or figure out a way to blame it on the Republicans?

#4 RE: Reid stops minimum-wage hike bill after Dems balk by ThirstyMan 26.02.2014 17:53

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Quote: Cincinnatus wrote in post #3
I wonder how this will be played in the Democrat subservient press. Will it just ignore the situation or figure out a way to blame it on the Republicans?



Let me think, the former or the latter? the former or the latter? the latter!

BUT put this in the file titled, "You Can't Make This Sh##t Up"

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