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County Commissioners Outdo Pelosi and Kennedy

The Democrats that swept into Congress on Election Night have a 100 hour plan. Part of that plan is to get the minimum wage increased nationally to $7.25 an hour:

“This ought to be the first business of the United States Senate starting in January,” said Sen. Edward Kennedy (D-Mass.) at a rally on Capitol Hill. “Anyone that works 40 hours a week, 52 weeks of the year, in the richest country in the world should not live in poverty.”

In the House, soon-to-be Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) has said the Democrats will move to increase the minimum wage within the first 100 hours of the new session.

That’s right the uber-liberal team of Ted Kennedy and Nancy Pelosi believe one of the first orders of business should be this minimum wage increase, and the amount they are proposing is $7.25. Yet last night, the Bernalillo County Commission – minus the two Republicans Commissioners – approved a $7.50 minimum wage hike (subscription):

Bernalillo County is moving into rare company.

County commissioners on Tuesday approved plans to boost the local minimum wage to $7.50 an hour by 2009.

The bill makes Bernalillo County the first county in New Mexico to have a wage law and one of the few counties in the country to have one, several local officials said.

It matches an ordinance already adopted in Albuquerque.

What, they couldn’t wait a hundred hours?