Senator Clinton has taken the right position and called for a clean minimum wage increase. New York Representative Charlie Rangel lays out the strategy in a Wall Street Journal article:
Mr. Rangel appears to have staked out a bargaining position that Senate Democrats should at least first try to pass the wage increase without the tax breaks. "Why do you need a tax break to do the right thing?" Mr. Rangel asked. "Maybe he (Sen. Baucus) doesn't have a strong feel for the depth of support that this bill has. . . . I strongly disagree that this thing would be filibustered."Tell Senator Clinton and Senator Schumer to hold firm and pass a minimum wage increase with no strings attached to match the bill the House passed.
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