Friday, January 26, 2007

Who To Target Next Time Around

Senator Wayne Allard (R-Colorado) put forward an amendment to repeal the Federal Minimum Wage completely, which would have reverted some states back to their individual minimum wages set at $2.65 per hour. And these are the Senators that voted with him on it:

Alexander (R-TN)
Allard (R-CO)
Bennett (R-UT)
Bond (R-MO)
Brownback (R-KS)
Bunning (R-KY)
Burr (R-NC)
Chambliss (R-GA)
Coburn (R-OK)
Cochran (R-MS)
Cornyn (R-TX)
Craig (R-ID)
Crapo (R-ID)
DeMint (R-SC)
Ensign (R-NV)
Enzi (R-WY)
Graham (R-SC)
Gregg (R-NH)
Hagel (R-NE)
Hatch (R-UT)
Inhofe (R-OK)
Isakson (R-GA)
Kyl (R-AZ)
Lott (R-MS)
McCain (R-AZ)
McConnell (R-KY)
Sununu (R-NH)
Thomas (R-WY)

Some are no surprise at all. But anyone running for president this year should be smart enough to not alienate the entire working class, as McCain (A likely candidate) and Brownback (Already announced as a candidate) did with this vote.

I'll link to Bob Geiger, who got the story up before I did and did a hell of a job here and here.


LeftWingCracker said...

Note, sir, for the record, that Bob Corker voted AGAINST the amendment to get rid of the minimum wage.

Given that he won't have to face the electorate again for 5 years, a gutsy, principled vote.

Freedonian said...

I did indeed. One wonders where Harold would have come down...