Tuesday, March 08, 2005

First the Bad News 

Which is that the Senate voted down Kennedy's minimum wage amendment yesterday.

Now The Good News

Which is that the Senate also voted down Santorum's horrible amendement which would have divested more than 8 million workers of their right to a minimum wage, among other outrages.

Now For The Best News

Charles Schumer will sponsor an amendment to prevent abortion protesters from creating havoc and then avoiding fines by declaring bankruptcy, a cyncial practice that even the most conservative lawmaker would be hard-pressed not to define as "bankruptcy abuse". This little molotov cocktail is expected to set off a regular firestorm in the Senate. And it could stop the bill in its tracks:
"But unable to sand off the bill's rough edges, Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) plans to offer an amendment barring anti-abortion protesters from using bankruptcy to shield themselves from judgments for illegally blocking access to clinic entrances. The amendment is a poison pill. If approved it would kill Republican support and the bill. Republicans aren't likely to let that happen, but death is the fate the bill deserves".
Keep your fingers crossed.

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