If the Democratic Party actually represented working class interests, the Republicans would be little more than a fringe group
-34 percent of all American workers made less than $20,000 last year.
-48 percent of all American workers made less than $30,000 last year.
-59 percent of all American workers made less than $40,000 last year.
-68 percent of all American workers made less than $50,000 last year.
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“For Ms. Bonilla, the result is an hourly wage of more than $25. Adding the money from a part-time job cooking at a student dorm, most weeks she earns more than $1,500. That exceeds the typical weekly pay of a worker with a master’s degree. Adding in the wage of Mr. Villatoro, also a cook at the business school, the family earns almost $120,000 a year.”
Students forced the university to shield campus workers from outsourcing’s impact on pay. But as a model, the policy challenges some economic axioms.
How are there still so many working class people who think trickle down works? It didn’t work under Reagan, didn’t work under Bush, isn’t working under trump. Hasn’t worked in Oklahoma, Kansas, or Wisconsin.
“Well, there’s always a class war going on. The United States, to an unusual extent, is a business-run society, more so than others. The business classes are very class-conscious—they’re constantly fighting a bitter class war to improve their power and diminish opposition. Occasionally this is recognized.”
The business classes are constantly fighting a bitter class war to improve their power and diminish opposition. This is an excerpt from the 2nd edition of Noam Chomsky’s OCCUPY: Class War, Rebellion and Solidarity, edited by Greg Ruggiero and published by Zuccotti Park Press. Chris Steele intervie…
Henry Kissinger is a first class war criminal
Two years ago today Bernie Sanders attacked the legacy of Henry Kissinger in a presidential debate.
People are poor “because they’re spending every penny they have”. Or they’re poor so they need to spend every penny…
“I think not having the estate tax recognizes the people that are investing, as opposed to those that are just spending every darn penny they have, whether it’s on booze or women or movies,” Senator Chuck Grassley
It’s difficult to get more arrogant or elitist than what Chuck Grassley just said.