Fat Cats Against A Living Wage, Except, Cautiously, In Seattle

Is there anything more enraging than Thursday's gaudy spectacle of Senate millionaires and lobbyists - a broad coalition "from the rich to the very rich to the super-rich" - ganging up to defeat a minimum wage raise supported by the majority of the American people, aka the people they ostensibly represent? Seattle helped ease the pain and bile a bit with a phased-in deal to raise its minimum wage to $15 an hour over a few years, with automatic increases to follow. Some activists opposed the years-long progression, though it's still the highest rate in the country. It seems MLK was right about that arc of the moral universe, not to mention well-funded American political machinations.

 

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