January 18, 2007

Federal Minimum Wage

Federal Minimum Wage

Well, the House has approved the minimum wage increase as part of the Democrat’s 100 hours deal, but did you read the bill? Here take a look at it by following this link. It is a simple bill to read and isn’t very long.

Make sure you read Section 3. What is the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands and why do they have a different minimum wage rate than the rest of the country? You can read more about the island here.

Interesting reading. Why would the Democrat’s specifically mention this regarding the Northern Mariana Islands? I’ll tell you why! These islands have been a harbor for questionable Republican dealings in the past, so the Democrats made sure this island was not exempt this time!

Great! It is nice to see the Democrats want to clean up some of the past corruption, but why wasn’t the American Samoa islands included in the bill. I’ll tell you why! Del Monte Foods! What? Yep, Del Monte Foods is headquartered in San Francisco. Who is the representative from San Francisco? Our friend Nancy Pelosi!

OK, but what does Del Monte Foods have to do with the American Samoa Islands? In 2002, Del Monte Foods purchased StarKist seafood company. The American Samoa Island’s main industry is Tuna processing! Funny how this didn’t make the front page news!

It sure looks like the Democrat’s are already playing political games in their first 100 hours and the media is going along with it! It is going to be a long couple of years.

1 comment:

mademan said...


looks like samoa's wages are ultimately controlled by a dept of interior committee.