March for Jobs in searing heat raises a question: Should wages for people who work outdoors be reduced?

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  by  Roy Beck

It was only after I finished speaking to the March for Jobs crowd in a park across the street from the Gang-of-Eight-controlled Senate that I realized I had failed in my little speech to use the most obvious issue of today: THE HEAT.  What I saw at that moment was a crowd of Americans from all over the country who were taking on miserable, sweaty, dehydrating conditions as a sign of solidarity with everybody in this country who has no choice but take on those conditions as a regular part of their jobs making the lives of the rest of us more comfortable.