It is clear to me that you do not pay much attention to politics or you would realize that the Senate is not a 50/50 + the Vice President majority rules group of folks. To overide a veto they have to have 60 votes. The Dems never had a fillibuster proof majority in the Senate. Some Dems/Indies joined with Repubs to filibuster many key bills that passed in the House. A few Republicans broke party rules and voted in favor of a the few bills that actually were passed in the Senate. Hundreds of bills never got a chance to recieve the Repubs vaunted up or down vote.
15 cents an hour in Malaysia is not like making $15 an hour here. The proposed raise would bring the average Malaysians standard of living up to what we would consider to be very poor in this country, but at least, according to the Malaysian government, would allow their citizens to have a standard of living that does not involve living in unsanitary conditions and not being able to buy sufficient food to keep their families fed.
George Soros? To much right wing propoganda I assume. All I know about Soros is he is a left leaning billionaire who is demonized by the right. I have never heard a darn thing he has said about anything.
Finally, Sam Walton, My Grandfather and Sam were very good friends. I lived in Bentonville, AR when Wal-Mart was born. I have been in Store #1 in Rogers, AR shopping with my mom. My dad did all of Sam's plumbing and HVACR work. I played tennis on his private court next to his Faye Jones designed house. Do I need to go on ad nausium? Trust me, as anti-union as Sam was, he was very good to his employees and believed the common worker should have a leg up. He made many secretaries, maintenance men, truck drivers, and warehouse workers millionaires. He shared the wealth the workers made for him. Remember his "buy American" program? Trust me, He is rolling in his grave right now.