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Or Quadruple to Take a Bullet

James Joyner looks at blogger responses to Howard Dean's pledge to raise the minimum wage:

Kevin [Drum] also renews his push for indexing the minimum wage to congressional salaries at the ten percent level, which he calculates would be $7.50 at present. Aside from market considerations, my initial reaction was that an unskilled laborer wasn't worth ten percent of what a congressman makes. But it didn't take me long to come up with a list of congressmen who aren't even worth $7.50 an hour, so maybe he has a point.

No, no, no! A congressman's salary -- and his value to the nation -- could easily be doubled, with the condition that he stay the hell home.

Except, of course, for certain members who should be given triple wages and placed in orbit around Mars.