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As Republicans reject President Obama's request to raise the minimum wage, the words of Senator Edward Kennedy in 2007 are shown to be as true today as when he uttered them.

"We still cannot get a $2.15 over two years! Over two years."

"What is the price we ask the other side that you want from these working men and women? What cost? How much more do we have to give to the private sector and to business. How many billion dollars more are you asking, are you requiring? When does the greed stop, we ask the other side?"

"What is it about working men and women that you find so offensive?"

When Does the Greed Stop?

His words from 1980 are still true also:

For all those whose cares have been our concern, the work goes on, the cause endures, the hope still lives, and the dream shall never die.
1980 DNC Speech

Update I: Here is the short version with just the key quote (26 seconds long)

Originally posted to TomP on Wed Feb 13, 2013 at 11:33 AM PST.

Also republished by Invisible People and In Support of Labor and Unions.

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