Posts Tagged ‘wages’

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We are ruled today by billionaire psychopaths who have captured the government, the regulatory processes, the foreign policies, and the tax code. Both parties are responsible, and it’s a fairly straight line to hell.

#PLUTOCRACY

#OLIGARCHY

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This should be the final nail in Trump’s coffin:

Donald Trump Insists That Wages Are ‘Too High’

He doesn’t mean his CEO cronies.

What a fucking asshole.

This billionaire thinks you’re the problem, and that you make too much money.

 

 

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The Donald is relying on racist whites to ignore facts, history and math in order to put him in the white house.

5 Charts that Show Trump’s Immigration Paper Is Nonsense

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Happy Labor Day (not)

Posted: August 29, 2014 in -
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Kick off Labor Day weekend with some depressing charts

This is what happens when a large chunk of the working class takes their marching orders from billionaire fronts – Fox, right wing think tanks, etc.

Dear deluded right wing working class person–

The billionaires hate “big government” the kind that helps people in need, because they are not people in need. It is not in their interest to have revenue flow toward people who are not them.

You, on the other hand, will likely be in need, particularly as you age and find that food, shelter and medicine are unaffordable. Without Social Security, Medicare and other “big government” assistance, which is social insurance, you may find yourself on the street being eaten by wild dogs. That’s what “big government” has grown up to prevent from happening — THE WAY IT USED TO BE.

Government needs to be exactly as big as it needs to be to do the most good for the most people. The problem is that the priorities are largely focused on doing harm, erasing civil liberties, waging perpetual wars, and getting away with murder and pillage around the world.

Charts like the above don’t happen in a vacuum. They are the product of numerous changes, including globalization, the rigging of the tax code in favor of billionaires and hiding money off-shore. As more wealth is sucked out of the economy into private, off-shore accounts and foreign investments YOU, the American workers, grow poorer. Your environmental protections and worker safety laws are attacked in order to make you more like a third world worker who has no rights, breathes toxic smog without complaint, earns peanuts, and is disposable (THE WAY IT WAS RIGHT HERE PRIOR TO THE 1930S).

And that’s the way it is…

 

 

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$28 / Hour

” If minimum wage workers saw the same massive increases in income that the America’s richest have enjoyed since the 1970s, the lowest-paid worker in America today would be making $28 an hour. ”
Rethinking Our Minimum Wage

 

 

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Blue is the Warmest Color’ Stirs Up Feminist Controversy
Julie Maroh wrote the graphic novel that was adapted into the film…

“Because — except for a few passages — this is all that it brings to my mind: a brutal and surgical display, exuberant and cold, of so-called lesbian sex, which turned into porn, and me feel very ill at ease. Especially when, in the middle of a movie theater, everyone was giggling. The heteronormative laughed because they don’t understand it and find the scene ridiculous. The gay and queer people laughed because it’s not convincing, and found it ridiculous. And among the only people we didn’t hear giggling were the potential guys too busy feasting their eyes on an incarnation of their fantasies on screen.”

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Also film crew complains of being cheated out of overtime pay during the production.