The House is set to vote today on a minimum wage increase, which is sorely needed and would, over two years, raise the current minimum wage of $5.15/hour to $7.25/hour.

But Republican Congressman and House Education & Workforce Committee Chair Howard McKeon says that the House GOP plans to attach a proposal regarding insurance plans that would create more uninsured Americans and raise premiums for small business owners.

Rep. McKeon and his allies are counting on the fact that progressive members will find the Association Health Plan proposal so repugnant that they won’t vote for the bill raising the minimum wage.
I just don’t even know what to say about these people anymore. I’m beyond finding even the most bitter amusement in the irony that the flag-draped party which claims to have the market cornered on patriotism and values is repeatedly, unapologetically hostile to American principles and bad for Americans. They’re just bastards. That’s really all I can say.

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