The British Broadcasting Corporation
This is the reporting of the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) from London, England concerning the domestic policy of the United States of America. The article speaks about the U. S. congress backing up the proposal of increasing the minimum wage increase. The U. S. Senate voted today to raise the minimum wage from $5. 15 an hour to $7. 25. From the British perspective, this article is being objective not taking sides for a pro western agenda (BBC, 2007.
The article in which is very short states that the laws makers passed the laws with several conditions. The senate passed the legislation concerning increases wages with the benefits of having tax cuts for small business owners. While the House of Representatives passed the bill with no just agreement, now, the both houses must meet again to agree in a set bill in order for the signature of President George W. Bush (BBC, 2007). In the version of the Senate it included a $8. 3 billion in small business tax cuts.
The president said that “this was significant legislation that will benefit America’s workers and small businesses”. Approving the new bill. This was something that the democrats had promised from their campaigning last November. The last time their was an increase in wages was in 1997 making it a ten year gap.
British Broadcasting Corporation (2006) U. S. Senate backs minimum wage rise, Accessed on February 2, 2007. http://news. bbc. co. uk/2/hi/business/6322789. stm