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.
“Every Congressional District has about 700,000 men, women and children. Most Districts have community colleges and/or universities. All have the necessary one percent of serious citizens working together to focus majority opinion directly on members of Congress. Often what is required is less than one percent, or say 5,000 people, working collectively as Congressional Watchdogs for 10 to 15 hours a week and raising enough money for two full time offices each with two staff.”
~ Ralph Nader
And the hits to working people just keep on coming. This one is huge and seeks to kneecap overtime. I can tell you that personally, as an hourly employee, overtime pay incentives my employer not to work me like a dog. It’s not just about the extra pay, it’s a checks and balance system. And if there’s a brutal 60 hour week I’m compensated for the added hardship. I can’t imagine losing this.
People, enough is enough. I’m so done with this b.s. of fast tracking us into a f&ck the working class society. Thanks to the hard fought rights the labor movement and FDR won for us we were able to shake off many of the abuses working people just had to live with. And that golden age is being dismantled, brick by brick. Apparently the fools won’t understand what they’re losing until it’s completely gone. We’re sliding faster and faster into a third world nation. So people better shout from the rooftops about this one. Don’t let it get lost in news cycles about what the stupid, spoiled child is tweeting about now.
Much like a wolf in sheep’s clothing, the falsely cloaked Working Families Flexibility Act (H.R. 1180/S. 801) would hurt, not help, working women and fam…
Nobody loves women like Trump!
Donald Trump has been accused of damaging the prospects of female workers by signing an executive order rolling back Obama-era protections for women in the workplace. The US President last week revoked the 2014 Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces order, which President Barack Obama put in place to ensure…