Thursday, August 28, 2008

Question of the Day

In early 2005, Sen. Ted Kennedy (D-MA) put forward a proposal to increase the minimum wage.

And Sen. Rick Santorum (R-PA) forwarded a competing proposal, presented as a business-friendly alternative.

Supported by stalwart conservatives like Sen. Jim Bunning (R-KY) and Sen. George Allen (R-VA), the Santorum version increased the minimum wage by about half as much as the Kennedy proposal while also expanding tax breaks for small business.

Only 16 senators voted against both proposals.

So why was Susan Collins one of them?

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