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Happy Labor Day

Happy Labor Day!!!

There are several things that we need to do to truly celebrate Labor Day.
1. We need a living wage.
2. We need a large earned-income tax credit to help low-income workers.
3. We need affordable child care.
4. We must have good public schools.
5. We need universal healthcare, Medicare for all.
6. We need real union rights.

By | 2013-09-03T21:21:08+00:00 September 2nd, 2013|Economy|Comments Off on Happy Labor Day

News Update – Larry Summers, Fast Food Strike, SNAP Benefits

News Roundup

I don’t know about you, but I’m sure tired of Larry Summers. He decided, along with Alan Greenspan and Robert Ruben, that we did not need to regulate derivatives. As a matter fact, he went so far as to make sure that Congress passed a law which would prohibit the regulation of derivatives. Derivatives were the exact weapons of mass destruction that killed the world economy in 2007/2008. Nope, we don’t need any more of Larry Summers. I have no idea who should be Fed Chair, but it can’t be and shouldn’t be Larry Summers. President Obama, just say NO!!!

In the history of the United States, there are very few companies that change because it’s the right thing to do. Looking back over the last century or so, we find that companies begin to pay workers more because they are pressured into it. I like the fact that fast food workers are trying to pressure their employers to pay them more money. They’re not making a living wage.

SNAP benefits are going to be cut. This is not good.

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By | 2013-08-04T22:13:28+00:00 August 1st, 2013|Economy, Sports|Comments Off on News Update – Larry Summers, Fast Food Strike, SNAP Benefits

Thursday Afternoon News Roundup

Thursday Afternoon News Roundup

The monthly unemployment numbers came out last Friday. We are seeing more of the same as Paul Krugman and others predicted. 157,000 jobs were added last month. We need more.

I know that there has been a lot of talk about deficits. In my opinion, there hasn’t been enough talk about job creation and a living wage. That’s what we need. (Just talked about this on the Jeff Messer Show.)

Michelle Obama is going to the funeral of Hadiya Pendleton (killed by gun violence). Read more. Very sad.

I know that a lot of people are worried about the drone strikes. I’m sorry. I’m not. Yes, I agree there should be more oversight. There should be more than one man deciding on whether to kill someone or not. BUT, I’m far more concerned about JOBS!!! It is the lack of good jobs and the lack of a living wage that is going to kill the American way of life. (more…)

By | 2013-11-03T18:18:21+00:00 February 7th, 2013|Civil Rights, Economy, Media, Terrorism|Comments Off on Thursday Afternoon News Roundup