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Review labor history before defending Boehner

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Review labor history before defending Boehner I was very saddened after reading the March 9 letter from Vince Alescio defending [House Speaker] John Boehner and the Republicans in Congress’ stance against raising the minimum wage. I now realize just how much of our country has forgotten our nation’s history. Mr. Alescio agrees with Boehner and his braintrust of business owners and CEOs that raising the minimum wage will cost us jobs instead of creating them. ...

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March 11, 2014
2:46 p.m.

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Watch a bit of TV in Western Europe. You may see some occasional brief nudity on soap commercials and other regular shows and its no big deal, but what you will not see is gratuitous violence, bullet-ridden carnage, etc. Many of their prime time shows are just as funny as the juvenile toilet humor we pass off over here as comedy and they do it without all the constant sexual innuendo. Police shows often end without having to kill anyone and they are still exciting too. Their news programs actually teach you something about the world around us so unlike our mainstream media focused on personal interest and dysfunctional celebrities. We're so worried about our kids seeing a boob, yet we tolerate endless bloodshed onscreen and then wonder why these same kids accustomed to seeing violence can commit such acts when they grow older. Those ideas had to come from somewhere...