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Both of my daughters work as servers in semi-upscale restaurants. Particularly during this downturn, their tips have been greatly impacted. I constantly hear about days when it isn't worth going in to work. $30 in tips for a shift, and taxes as well as a portion to the bus boys and hostess leave them with enough to pay their travel expenses to and from work. Time to raise the minimum wage across the board.
It's sheer stupidity to keep up this pot war...But, more than that, it required a Constitutional Amendment to institute Prohibition for alcohol and then another to repeal it. If the Federal Government thinks it has the right to overrule the rights of States to handle that which is not particularly granted to the Federal Government, why then is there no Constitutional Amendment giving the Federal Govt the right to pursue marijuana use as there was for alcohol?
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