Friday, January 12, 2007
Fishy Pelosi Business
On Wednesday, the House voted to raise the minimum wage from $5.15 to $7.25 per hour everywhere except on the island of American Samoa.
Why is that significant?
75% of Samoa is employed by Starkist Tuna. Starkist Tuna's parent company is Del Monte Corp., whose headquarters just happen to be in San Franciso, Speaker Pelosi's home district.
The Washington Times wrote about it GOP Hits Pelosi's 'Hypocrisy' On Wage Bill , but don't expect significant changes.
A spokeswoman for Mrs. Pelosi said Wednesday that the speaker has not been lobbied in any way by StarKist or Del Monte.
Just like I don't think Democrats deserve a stoopid pass, they don't deserve a corruption pass either.