Since Democrats cannot get elected by telling the truth about the Socialist agenda they intend to foist on the American people, they say whatever their pollsters tell them focus-groups well with voters. Since the Jack Abramoff scandal focus-grouped strongly with voters, "transparancy and honesty in government" was the platform that tricked ignorant Americans into voting Democrat in the mid-term elections. But as usual, as soon as Democrats had seized power, they wasted no time abandoning their election promises and pushed ahead foisting their Socialist treachery on the American people.
Seems the disastrous and uncontstitutional Fair Minimum Wage Act, passed hurredly this week and intended to lift all poor Americans(including all American territories) out of poverty, exempted American Samoa...I wonder why?
Turns out 75% of the Samoan workforce work as meat processors for StarKist, whose headquarters is guess where? San Francisco, Nancy Pelosi's district. A minimum wage increase would cost StarKist huge amounts of money in added labor costs. I calculate the chances of this being a coincidence roughly the same as the chances of Paris Hilton winning an Academy Award.
The point here is not that congressional representatives sometimes write legislation which unfairly benefits a big donor back home in their district...that happens all the time. The point is that Nancy Pelosi would have you believe that she, and the Democrats, care deeply for the plight of the less advantaged, and want to make the lives of all poor people just a little bit more comfortable by giving them more of their employers' money. As it turns out, she's in favor of poor people making more money, but only those poor people who don't work for one of her wealthiest constituents.
She doesn't give a rip about them! SanFranNan calculated that ignorant, government-schooled Americans don't even know that Samoa is an American territory and subject to our minimum wage laws. Nor would we care about the wages of some half-dressed natives on a remote south pacific island. Plus, she would endear herself to a potential huge donor by exempting them from the minimum wage hike.
The calculated treachery of Democrats knows no bounds. Look for at least two more years of the same thing. If congressional Republicans ever want to retake the majority, they had better hold her very publically accountable for shenanigans like this.