Tag: Living wage

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.

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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

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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

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Errington C. Thompson, MD

Dr. Thompson is a surgeon, scholar, full-time sports fan and part-time political activist. He is active in a number of community projects and initiatives. Through medicine, he strives to improve the physical health of all he treats.

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The Thirteeneth Juror

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