Monday, June 26, 2006

How Ethical Is It To Vote Against Raising The Minimum Wage?

I talk about ethics a lot on this blog. I often post articles about Republicans being indicted over corruption, lying under oath, stealing, and other things.

However, today, I want to look at ethics from another perspective.

For years, the Republicans have always claimed that they are the party of strong ethics and morals, however, they just don't back up their rhetoric.

Case in point: just last week they voted against measures that would have raised the minimum wage in the United States, which in turn would have helped millions of people in need? So once again I ask, how ethical is that?

Recently disclosed financial reports show that John Boehner and company have been getting richer and richer with each passing year, however, on the flip side, regular joes are struggling to get by.

Yeah boy, those Christian values and strong ethical beliefs are just shining through. Not! The Republicans should be ashamed of themselves.

I am proud Congressman Ford is a supporter of raising the minimum wage.

He understands that it is crucial that not only those at the top of the economic ladder get help, but those in the middle and at the bottom--the ones who really make America work.

To me, that shows the ethical fiber of someone; the will to do what is right to help those who need it the most.

That is the type of leadership we need in the United States Senate right now.