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Friday, January 12, 2007

The 'Good' Guys?

Source: washingtontimes
House Republicans yesterday declared "something fishy" about the major tuna company in House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's San Francisco district being exempted from the minimum-wage increase that Democrats approved this week.
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On Wednesday, the House voted to raise the minimum wage from $5.15 to $7.25 per hour.

The bill also extends for the first time the federal minimum wage to the U.S. territory of the Northern Mariana Islands. However, it exempts American Samoa, another Pacific island territory that would become the only U.S. territory not subject to federal minimum-wage laws.

One of the biggest opponents of the federal minimum wage in Samoa is StarKist Tuna, which owns one of the two packing plants that together employ more than 5,000 Samoans, or nearly 75 percent of the island's work force. StarKist's parent company, Del Monte Corp., has headquarters in San Francisco, which is represented by Mrs. Pelosi. The other plant belongs to California-based Chicken of the Sea.
If you are thinking that my object is to bash the (D)'s here? No. I think unfortunately 'good' guys are in remarkably short supply in Washington.

The Gun Totin Liberal sez..."Nice try, Congressman Cantor — it’s not just a “Democrat” thing, it’s a “Democrat” AND “Republican” thing. You’re ALL a bunch of untrustworthy, hypocritical BUMS, and sneaky little items such as this one by Speaker Pelosi, and the pathetic attempt by YOU to take the “moral high ground” in this issue is just exactly what Americans are becoming disgusted with. The day the GOP takes the moral high ground over ANYBODY is a day which will never dawn.

That stated, what’s up, Speaker Pelosi? Why do you intentionally go out of your way to discriminate against the minimum wage earners in your own district? The smell of tuna pork is wafting through the air and the San Francisco-based Sunkist employees won’t be able to afford to eat any of it. Is this how the Democrats demonstrate their “tough on corruption” and “tough on earmarks” stance? If so, get ready to be FIRED SOON.

H/T Clayton Cramer

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