Invest in American Workers by Raising the Minimum Wage

Keith Ellison, who co-chairs the Progressive Caucus in the House, is pushing legislation to raise the minimum wage from $7.25 to $9.80 an hour, over the next three years, so that this country doesn’t just create jobs, but jobs that generate a living wage.

Romney Trying To Make “Lemonade Out Of Turds” Says Reporter Who Published Video

The reporter who helped bring national attention to video of Presidential candidate Mitt Romney dismissing 47 percent of the electorate says Romney is now trying to make “lemonade out of turds” with his explanation of what he meant. Mother Jone’s reporter David Corn appeared on Democracy Now this morning to talk about how a grandson of former President Jimmy Carter helped him find the video, but then talked about how Romney has handled the uproar the video has caused. Romney told a Univision town hall Wednesday night that “so many people have fallen into poverty that they’re not paying taxes.” Which is only partially true since most people in poverty are still paying sales taxes and many of them are paying property taxes. Corn says those same people Romney is trying to sound compassionate about were the ones he dismissed in the video.

White House: Romney “Desperate” To Change Subject

Dropping in the polls and stung by the release of a video that shows Mitt Romney dismissing the “47 percent” of voters who will probably support President Obama as “victims”, Romney’s campaign is “desperate” to change the subject says White House Spokesman Jay Carney.