Friday, January 12, 2007

Did Republicans know this BEFORE the vote?

There is much discussion today of the exemption for American Samoa from the minimum wage increase bill passed by the house on Wednesday.

Why are we hearing about this TODAY? Why didn't the Republicans raise heck about this BEFORE the vote. Could it be that no one read the bill closely before they voted?

Very few, if any, of our Congresspersons actually read the bills before they vote on them. This is a very bizarre and maddening situation. Did Republicans know about this exemption and simply wait until after passage to protest or did they fail to read the bill thoroughly? Note: Marsha Blackburn and David Davis were the only TN Congresspersons who voted against the Minimum Wage increase.