"America's lowest-paid workers won a $2.10 raise Thursday, with Congress
approving the first increase in the federal minimum wage in almost a decade.
President Bush was expected to sign the bill quickly, and workers who now
make $5.15 an hour will see their paychecks go up by 70 cents per hour before
the end of the summer. Another 70 cents will be added next year, and by summer
2009, all minimum-wage jobs will pay no less than $7.25 an hour."
While I think that the minimum wage needs to be raised. I think that this is a cheap way of getting it passed. Bills should be written so that they are not a collection of different ideas, but one clear idea. When a vote is made on an issue I don't think that it is fair that they are forced to vote on an issue that they disagree with. Single Subject, Single Bill, Single Vote.