Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Something to Know - 12 November

Pat Oliphant
1.  When voters are able to see who is financing the political ads (usually negative) on the campaign trail, populist voters have a tendency to reject the aims of the big-buck scions who try and take over local elections,  Here is a case in point in Iowa:

2.  Continuing with local political will, the minimum wage issue hardly gets anywhere on the federal level, where big-buck corporations pretty much rule the rules.  However, on the home front, voters are much more amenable to raising the wage rate.  It really is sad that each individual city or state can get it done, but Congress, for obvious reasons, cannot:

We have, I fear, confused power with greatness.
-- Stewart Udall

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