If you ever needed a clear view of Republican priorities, this is it. They're willing to bring a minimum wage hike to a vote, but only if its tied to an Estate Tax cut. Because it would be grossly unfair to give a boost to hard-working Americans if it wasn't matched by a giveaway to Paris Hilton.
Of course, the GOP is entirely unwilling to play by those rules when it comes to its own (congressional) pay raises. Only the little people must suffer.
Carpetbagger Report runs the political math and thinks the Dems will come out on top here. I certainly hope so.