On Wednesday the United States Senate voted 54-42 to reject a bill to raise the federal minimum wage. Despite garnering 54 votes in favor of raising the minimum wage, a Republican filibuster meant Democrats needed to get 60 votes to pass the measure.
Not surprisingly, our own multimillionaire Republican Senator Ron Johnson voted against raising the minimum wage. Johnson’s disdain for those who make far, far less than him is well documented; after all, he once referred to homeless veterans as “just details” and opined that businesses should be able to deny health insurance to cancer patients.
And let’s not forget that as the head of PACUR, the company he was handed by his wife’s family, Johnson made millions of dollars while employees of his had to receive BadgerCare health insurance from the State of Wisconsin.
I’m ashamed to call Ron Johnson my Senator, because he’s an absolute empty suit.
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But we have to remember Rojo’s willingness to help those who have taken a bad turn in their lives by having used convict labor (feed, clothed, health-insured and housed by the state) in a magnanimous gesture to facilitate social rehabilitation with job training for those individuals.
No matter that other job seeking citizens were not given preference in hiring.
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