We Interrupt This Revolution To Hike The Minimum Wage

Republican firebrands stormed Capitol Hill in 1995 vowing to bury the Welfare State. Yet as the 104th Congress limps toward a close, GOP lawmakers find themselves poised to enact a Democratic plan that passed the Senate on July 9 to boost the minimum wage. It's a powerful sign of how far off track the once vaunted Republican Revolution has strayed. And it shows how scared many GOP incumbents are of the "extremist" label pinned on them by the opposition.

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