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From the Will Rogers quote, \x34All politics is applesauce.\x34
Just six years ago, scores of Republican lawmakers favored an increase in the minimum wage
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Pat Cunningham offers an unabashedly liberal perspective on national politics. A note of caution: The language gets a little salty on some of the sites to which this blog links. So, don't say you weren't warned. By the way, this blog's name is inspired by the Will Rogers quote, \x34All politics is applesauce.\x34 In 41 years as a print and broadcast journalist, most of those years with the Rockford (Ill.) Register Star, Pat has covered national politics under eight American presidents. He's attended 10 national political conventions, Republican and Democratic alike, and has interviewed countless prominent political players, including Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan, Gerald Ford and George H.W. Bush.
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By Pat Cunningham
Feb. 17, 2013 11:05 a.m.





As was noted HERE yesterday, the federal minimum wage is considerably lower today than it was 45 years ago, when you adjust for inflation.

Another interesting comparison with the past is that congressional Republicans aren’t nearly as keen on raising the minimum wage under Barack Obama as they were under George W. Bush — which, of course, fits the pattern of GOP opposition to anything Obama proposes.

Josh Israel EXPLAINS:

President Obama’s call for a minimum wage increase in Tuesday’s State of the Union Address— like nearly all of his proposals — was met with immediate opposition from Congressional ...

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