“..Calling Obama, Pelosi, Reid and the rest of the Democratic Party, elected officials, political operatives and labor’s leader Richard Trumka.
Thirty million American workers want and need a federal minimum wage of $10 per hour -
- which is slightly less than their predecessors got in 1968 – yes 1968 – adjusted for inflation.
What will it take for you to make this a priority?
Of course you all would like to see these desperate workers get an additional $2,000 – $4,500 a year for the barest necessities of life for themselves and their children.
Sure, it is easy to be on the record and not on the ramparts for a higher minimum wage.
What about the trust that your voters and your rank and file invested in you?
Imagine mobilizing Congress to have workers catch up with 1968 – when worker productivity was about half of what it is today.
What would President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, who signed the first minimum wage law in 1938, say about today’s pathetic Democrats – (with few exceptions like the more than twenty Representatives who signed on to Rep. Jesse Jackson, Jr.’s H.R. 5901 bill to raise the minimum wage to $10 per hour)?
Remember how FDR pushed his Democrats in the 1930s?
He would not have tolerated today’s Democratic Party of caution, cash and cowardliness…”
(ed:..of course this admonition can also be delivered to the new zealand labour party…
..a party that seems to have amnesia about where it came from..
..and what it is meant to do..
..it’s reasons for being..)
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