I'm a little stunned that no-one has mentioned the new Republican attacks on doing away with the Federal minimum wage. I've always been fascinated by business leaders making hundreds of thousands of dollars in salary "begrudging" their employees a better wage standard --- because it will eat into their bottom line profits???? Just who do they think actually RUN their businesses??? I think a national strike is not too far off where the American worker finally finds his voice and just shuts down the whole damn country for a few days until "we" are finally appreciated FINANCIALLY for what we do. $7.25 per hour is a joke! (And don't give me the BS that companies only hire "young" people at these starting wages.............I've personally experienced a lot of employers who used the minimum wage as an excuse to say they COULD only pay that)!! I find it ludicrous that the average Joe actually believes the Republicans are going to create good paying jobs to lower the current unemployment rate!! While they may TALK about "paycheck" jobs -- rarely do you hear the words, "GOOD PAYING" jobs come out of Republican mouths!