Maybe chained CPI on a state by state basis would work - doubtful, but plausible.<quoted text>
I would just tie the minimum wage to the CPI, and some global cost of living formula, so it's no longer a matter of politics, just economics.. It's far more expensive to live in NY than many other places. A Democrat was just convicted of corruption, and his defense for taking bribes was that he couldn't afford to live on $89K a year. It's true.
The Navy sent to Georgia was a symbolic gesture, like barock putting.
Iraq was far more of a disaster before we liberated and now that barock raised the yellow flag of surrender.
Iraq's oil at least is coming on line. They keep finding more that they didn't even know they had.
The fact remains, under Bush, freedom was on the march. Under barock, it's in retreat.
Iraq was in invaded for only one reason - oil! Everyone knew this at the time, and more evidence has been released illuminating how this was priority one on the Bush agenda.
The entire world, art least those who have an education, knows that the three largest oil deposits in the world are Saudi Arabia, Iran, and Iraq.
North Korea had already built and tested an underground explosion of a nuclear bomb - if keeping nuclear weapons were a priority, why did we not go into North Kores?
Simple - THERE'S NO FREAKING OIL THERE!
Iraq was an easy target. first, 9/11 - then, put a small amount of troops in Afghanistan - then, convince the world Iraq is secretly helping Al Quader.
Iraq was under sanctions for over 10 years, so their oil pipelines went to chit - no money to repair or maintain.
Iraq is now the #2 exporter in the world because of outside money - BP, Shell, and others.
Now, where is all the money Iraqi oil was supposed to pay us for that staged war moron?
The Navy was symbolic? While Georgia was being bombed? Are you actually this stupid?