Anyone who's tried to pay a heating bill, fill a prescription, or simply buy groceries knows all too well that the current minimum wage does not cut the mustard.
Medicaid protects impoverished children, the frail elderly and people in crisis, .. Its limited resources will be further stretched serving hurricane victims. Proponents of Medicaid cuts either undervalue Medicaid assistance or underestimate American compassion.
Rooting for the Red Sox is like rooting for the drug companies,
Democrats are ready, willing, and able to provide regulatory relief for community banks and credit unions.
I've seen the same promises -- more jobs, higher wages, the jobs don't materialize ... the promises are remade.
Ohio is one of only two states that have a minimum wage below the federal level of $5.15 an hour.
It is unacceptable that someone can work full time - and work hard - and not be able to lift themselves out of poverty.
Raising the minimum wage means raising the living wage - and that's good news for Ohio.
Year after year, President Bush has broken his campaign promises on college aid. And year after year, the Republican leadership in Congress has let him do it.
The administration needs to speak honestly with the American people. Exaggerating our progress in defeating the insurgency or in creating an Iraqi army paints a dangerous picture.
The average family earning minimum wage spends 141 percent of their income struggling to meet basic needs - food, shelter, clothing.
Workers organized and fought for worker rights and food safety, Social Security and Medicare - they fought to change government. And they won.
I think this group of people came together in a way that they haven't before in 2007. I'm very optimistic we can do something ... I want to get there, I want to support this.
We must support initiatives that provide clear, concrete measures and milestones that our troops need for defeating the insurgency, building up Iraqi security forces, and handing over Iraq to the Iraqi people.
The president overstepped his authority when he asked the NSA to eavesdrop on Americans' international phone calls without obtaining a warrant.
Big government conservatives are spending trillions and wasting billions. Republicans are no longer the party of fiscal conservancy, but the party of runaway spending and corruption.
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