Republicans may well have set up the Democrats on the minimum wage by trying to tie another tax cut for the wealthy into a modest hike for Americans who work for a living.
Of course, the Democrats voted against it and watch the Republicans try to turn that into a campaign advantage in the November mid-term elections. "See," they will cry, "we tried to raise the minimum wage but the Democrats voted against it."
Hopefully, voters are smart enough to see through such a ploy but don’t count out political mastermind Karl Rove’s ability to spin this to the GOP advantage.
Still, the blatant hypocrisy of the Republicans on this issue is obscene.