A More Equal Nation: The Patriotic Millionaires are pushing to rid the nation of income inequality

A More Equal Nation: The Patriotic Millionaires are pushing to rid the nation of income inequality

The scene in the Senate cafeteria Wednesday was the very definition of cognitive dissonance: A group of wealthy businessmen seated shoulder-to-shoulder with white-collar office workers and Congressional maintenance men in work coveralls. Munching on brown-bag lunches, the tycoons argued that pay for the maintenance men, and hourly workers like them, should double, even though the hike would eat into their own bottom lines.

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Tell CNBC: Ask Republicans for a ‘Show of Hands’ on Minimum Wage

Tell CNBC: Ask Republicans for a ‘Show of Hands’ on Minimum Wage

“Is there anyone on stage - can I see hands - who is willing to pledge their support to a policy that would save taxpayers millions of dollars, decrease dependency on government programs, and provide a significant boost to the economy while simultaneously re-asserting a central tenet of the American social contract? Again, we’re looking for you to raise your hand now, raise your hand now if you will make that pledge tonight.”

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