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.
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.
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. Continue reading Thursday Afternoon News Roundup→