Republicans Think People Aren't Entitled to Food

[Content Note: Class warfare.]

Or a liveable wage:
As expected, Senate Republicans voted on Wednesday to block debate on legislation to raise the federal minimum wage to $10.10 per hour.

The procedural motion to begin debate received 54 votes for, and 42 against -- short of the 60 needed to break a filibuster.

Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) had expressed willingness to play ball on the minimum wage but decided that hike to $10.10 per hour -- phased in over three years -- was too high for her. Democrats, who are aggressively touting the issue on the 2014 campaign trail, declined to budge on the $10.10 figure.
SENATOR SUSAN COLLINS THINKS $10.10 IS TOO HIGH. Of course she does. Even though someone working 40 hours a week at $10.10, without overtime or bonuses, would annually earn $2,452 less than the current federal poverty level for a family of four.

That's not even a liveable wage. And the Republican Party thinks it's too high.

The shades of my contempt are positively multitudinous.

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