Sunday, May 27, 2007

Gavels and The Echoes Down The Drain

"First blood for oil, now a minimum wage for maximum blood. Aren't the American people giving enough blood for this war without having to give more to have a wage increase?"

- Dennis Kucinich

If you are serving in our armed forces and are on a street sprayed with bullets in New Orleans, Iraq or in Beirut, or if you have someone who you care about who is essentially working to stand on a bread line, i.e. mininum wage, this latest push in Washington should so offend you as to suggest an uprising on the level that should dwarf the sit-ins during the anti-war movement in the 1960's.
Kucinich says is true and horrifically so. What is the price of an american life? You'll hear that question alot in this debate until you realize that illegal aliens can also serve in our armed forces in Iraq and Afghanistan and then you reconsider tieing it to Immigration or maybe you don't. If you have seen anyone shot in front of you, if you have ever seen anyone lying wounded you would have noticed that the blood was red, it's all red for everyone so extinguish any racist notion you may have and let's consider the question at hand.
As I said earlier in another post, the mininum wage is NOT a living wage. It is no where in the ballpark, not on the same street. Hell it doesn't even live in the same part of town usually unless the employee is allowed to stay there in the back on a cot several nights a week. In the past ten years or so the Democratic party has lossened its rein on reality, a few have slipped through and spoke truth to power but on the whole it cannot be counted on. Check the voting record and see who votes for this new agreement of "mininum wage for maximum blood" and see who really is representing you and then have the guts to do something about it.

- Chris Mansel

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