Washington reruns are boring. A Democrat beholden to Big Labor proposes an increase in the mandated minimum wage. Republicans beholden to Big (and small) Business defeat the bill. End of episode. Each side has thus reestablished its bona fides with its respective constituency and thus can return to what it really cares about — spending the people’s money on war against this, that, or the other.Read the rest here at The Future of Freedom Foundation website.
Both sides will claim to care about the poor, but “caring” means they can be counted on to utter the “right” words on cue. That’s Washington for you — nothing more.
Saturday, July 01, 2006
Posted by Sheldon Richman at 5:40 AM