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Thu Feb 14, 2013, 04:25 PM

Ted Kennedy on raising the Minimum wage -

Always worth watching again and again. Such passion and power!

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Reply Ted Kennedy on raising the Minimum wage - (Original post)
Pryderi Feb 2013 OP
PID11 Feb 2013 #1
blueclown Feb 2013 #3
RoccoR5955 Feb 2013 #4
RoccoR5955 Feb 2013 #2
SemperEadem Feb 2013 #5
Sherman A1 Feb 2013 #6
Iwillnevergiveup Feb 2013 #7
liberal from boston Feb 2013 #8

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Response to PID11 (Reply #1)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 04:44 PM

3. Would you like some pepperoni with your pizza?

Right-wing talking points don't belong at Democratic Underground.

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Thu Feb 14, 2013, 04:51 PM

4. I call BS on that

Each and every time I have heard something like this when they raise the minimum wage.
You know what, it's simply not true. There is no surplus in labor, management just takes a small hit in profits for a while, that's all. The same supply and demand exist as did before.
Raising the minimum wage according to the CPI is what is needed.

Republicans have always been against minimum wage, they want to abolish it, stating that they should let the market decide what the minimum wage will be. Well, I'll tell what it would be if they had their way, it would be NOTHING! They would pay you nothing if they could, just so that they could have more. WHEN DOES THE GREED STOP?

When will there be a time again, where someone on minimum wage can at least pay for a lousy place to live, and food? There doesn't have to be a minimum wage, there needs to be a minimum LIVING wage, just as there should be a maximum wage. Because the more that some people make, the more that they want to take from those less fortunate than themselves, and that's what it's REALLY about.

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Thu Feb 14, 2013, 04:44 PM

2. When will the greed stop?!?!

I miss Ted so much. He was a true statesman. He was one of our senators who knew that he works for WE THE PEOPLE, not them, the corporations!

This is one of my many favorite rants of Ted's.
Thanks for posting.


Gee, I think I got something in my eye!

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Response to Pryderi (Original post)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 05:21 PM

5. I remember watching that live

I was mesmerized.

Fat chance you'll ever see them run that clip again.

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Thu Feb 14, 2013, 06:26 PM

6. K&R

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Thu Feb 14, 2013, 10:35 PM

7. One word:

CHAMPION.

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Sun Feb 17, 2013, 12:37 PM

8. Senator Elizabeth Warren


So proud that Ted Kennedy was my Senator & grateful that Senator Elizabeth Warren is now the Senior Senator from Massachusetts!!!

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