So, the House Republicans want to pull some slight of hand shit? Fine.
They want to exempt $5 million of an individual's estate and $10 million of a couples in exchange for a minimum wage hike? Fine.
Unfortunately, I had to read this
Democrats were left in the uncomfortable position of going on record voting against the minimum wage increase and the estate tax cut.
Give it to them. Think about how many more people will be helped by the minimum wage increase and how few people will be helped by cutting this outrageously high estate tax.
Will the government lose some money without the estate tax? Yes... but we will all benefit in the end if people earn a living wage... even if it will take until 2009 to get there.
And once it is out there, the dems can just go out and point out that they compromised because of how important the minimum wage was and if you look at the past 4 years, this is the first thing done in congress to better the lives of Americans- and it was all because they forced the Repubs to debate it, vote on it, and compromised with them. Seems simple enough...