I have much to say about all of this response but I'll be brief.<quoted text>
So far, I've yet to see any suggestions from the Peanut Gallery as to how they could do things more correctly whereas it would be equal for both sides.
All this blame on Republicans this and Republicans that, but no complaints on the Democrat Congress when they had the entire federal government for several years and never dreamt of increasing minimum wage to $10.10 or campaign finance reform.
What these leftist never understand is that Democrats are actors. Just like when they bashed Bush about Gitmo, NSA at airports, the Surveillance program, Medicare Part D, and then THEIR President and their CONGRESS and SENATE did nothing about it.
BTW, where is all that talk about Stem Cell research that could have saved thousands of lives and helped millions more that Bush was responsible for stopping? I don't think I've heard those two words "Stem Cell" since DumBama took office.
The Repubs have not presented much of substance either or Harry won't present it to the Senate or the general media won't give it exposure or a combination there-of.
Minimum wage is not unreasonable but it shouldn't be subject to arbitrary leaps. It should be attached to the cost of living like so many other programs. IF cost of living adjustments are proper for those programs, it is proper for ALL programs.
NEXT, ALL politicians are actors. They deserve the negative names & personna that is attributed to them by the public. They just don't care as long as they have their power.
Just about anyone of them would EARN more money as a college chancellor, motivational speaker, corporate exec, professor, lawyer, lobbyist (heaven forbid) & so many more positions. So it isn't the money, it doesn't seem to be serving the voters in most cases so that pretty much leaves the power. And what comes with power.
The best thing that I can say about Obama & his lack of leadership is that he is at best a 'place holder' president. And I feel that that is a very very kind assessment.