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Friday, January 12, 2007

Something Smells Fishy In American Samoa

Well the Democrats passed their minimum wage for the country. Actually, not the whole country. American Samoa is exempt from the new law. Obstensibly because they cannot handle the demands of the higher minimum wage. Or is it? Neal Boortz takes a closer look:
According to the chairman of the House, Education and Labor Committee, Democrat George Miller of California, the economy of American Samoa doesn't have the ability to handle the United States' minimum wage and should be exempt. Nice try...want to know the real reason? The answer is the tuna industry and like the product itself, this one stinks to high heaven.

The average wage for tuna workers in American Samoa is $3.60 an hour. One of the biggest employers there is Starkist Tuna...which is headquartered in San Francisco...Nancy Pelosi land. Anybody care to take a closer look at the campaign contributions of Democrats in the last election? One thing is for sure, the delegate from American Samoa, a Democrat, is loaded down with campaign cash from the tuna industry.
Apparently tuna talks loudly in Washington. Nothing like the smell of freshly canned albacore, is there Speaker Pelosi?

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