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proud2BlibKansan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 03:05 PM
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Senate Millionaires Against Raising The Minimum Wage

BILL FRIST (R-TN)

POSITION: Senate Majority Leader

TOTAL HOLDINGS: Between $12,666,000 and $46,715,000

HIGHLIGHTS: Frist has between $10,584,000 and $39,260,000 in blind trusts. He owns land in Memphis, Tennessee worth between $500,000 and $1,000,000.

KEY QUOTE: Today, in this fragile economy recovering from the recession, to raise the minimum wage would not create jobs but destroy jobs and increase the prices of goods and purchasing power of the people who youd like to be helping, the disadvantaged.

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MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY)

POSITION: Senate Majority Whip

TOTAL HOLDINGS: Between $1,980,000 and $4,575,000

HIGHLIGHTS: McConnell has property in Washington D.C. worth between $500,000 and $1,000,000.

KEY QUOTE: Bush said in a 2004 presidential debate, Actually, Mitch McConnell had a minimum wage plan that I supported that would have increased the minimum wage. However, according to McConnells press secretary, the senator has not released any of the details his plan. McConnell voted against increasing the minimum wage in March 2005 and June 2006.

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CHARLES GRASSLEY (R-IA)

POSITION: Finance Committee Chairman

TOTAL HOLDINGS: Between $2,235,000 and $5,175,000

HIGHLIGHTS: Grassley owns lands in Butler County worth between $1,700,000 and $3,500,000. He also has between $199,000 and $635,000 in various IRAs.

KEY QUOTE: Less than five percent of the people making minimum wage are completely relying on that income as their major source of income.

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JUDD GREGG (R-NH)

POSITION: Budget Committee Chairman

TOTAL HOLDINGS: Between $3,402,000 and $10,055,000

HIGHLIGHTS: In Oct. 2005, Gregg won $853,000 in the Powerball lottery. He owns between $1,000,000 and $5,000,000 in Fleet Bank, as well as between $250,000 and $500,000 in Bristol Myers stock and between $50,000 and $100,000 in Exxon and Verizon stock.

KEY QUOTE: If you start losing jobs because you raise minimum wage too quickly, too fast that small employers cant afford it, thats going to have an effect on peoples opportunity to work.

more millionaires: http://thinkprogress.org/senate-high-rollers-oppose-min...
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GreenPartyVoter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 03:09 PM
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1. K &R I hate richie riches who won' share
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proud2BlibKansan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 03:26 PM
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4. You gotta wonder how many of them
pulled themselves up by their own bootstraps.
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GreenPartyVoter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 04:23 PM
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9. or got rich off the work of others?
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bullimiami Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 03:11 PM
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2. Like I have said in the past. All congressional increases should be pegged
to the minimum wage.
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proud2BlibKansan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 03:27 PM
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5. Yes I agree
I also think that all of them should have to live for one month on minimum wage.
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badgerpup Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 07:08 PM
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11. ONE month? Make that at least three...preferably six...with no credit card
Get a REAL taste of what broke and having to respect a tight budget is like...choose between groceries or gas or medicine sort of thing.
Just about anybody can gut out ONE month on short cash, if you know you've got big bucks coming in again on the first of next month...
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Double T Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 03:19 PM
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3. The sellout congressmen spit on the American workers..........
Edited on Sun Oct-08-06 03:21 PM by Double T
with low minimum wages, no health care and NO FUTURE with the disappearance of the American dream. When YOU sellout your own country and countrymen, YOU are nothing less than a traitor.
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kimmerspixelated Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 03:51 PM
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6. You'd think that this alone
without Foley would have voters runnin' from the Rethugs.
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wakeme2008 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 03:54 PM
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7. YOU forgot something on Cat Killer FRIST
His parents are still alive and worth 100s of millions. Next time you hear him talk of the poor farmers that the Death Tax will kill, think of the taxes he would have to pay
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Pharaoh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 04:16 PM
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8. Bastards!
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babylonsister Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 04:28 PM
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10. You just named 4 of the most repulsive rethugs out there. Ugh.
These guys are sterling examples of just how compassionate they and their party really are. They got theirs, so screw everyone else. :eyes:
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NMMNG Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 03:20 AM
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12. Funny how they never worry about what voting THEMSELVES
giant payraises every year will do to the economy. Selfish pricks.
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