I watched as John McCain gave a pretty speech to the Senate about working as a bipartisan group on a health care bill (something he refused to do during the Obama years) , and a big FU to the American people, when he voted for McConnell’s handout to the super rich. McCain has brain cancer, so what? My father had the exact same cancer McCain has and died a horrible death. My brother died a horrible death from cancer. Having cancer does not excuse you from being a horrible person who votes to take health care away from millions of people, especially when you have access to the best health care money can buy. It makes you a hypocrite with cancer, and that is all.
“But we must be brave enough to admit the war on terror is simply not working. We need a smarter way to reduce the threat from countries that nurture terrorists and generate terrorism.”
Our whole nation has been united in shock and grief this week as a night out at a concert ended in horrific terror and the brutal slaughter of innocent people enjoying themselves. When I stood on Albert Square at the vigil in Manchester, there was a mood of unwavering defiance. The very act of thous…
“It turns out that the United States government can afford to offer Americans up to $12,000 a year, which would cost about as much as one of Donald Trump’s latest tax reform proposals”
I don’t believe a Universal Basic Income is a good solution to our problems. The fact that everyone could get so much money from Trump’s proposed tax cut is insane though.
Instead of corporate tax cuts for big companies that can be used to create more robots, we could allow Americans to benefit from the wealth automation creates.
Join working people across the country urging their Congresspersons to oppose the “badly misnamed” Working Families Flexibility Act
“The Working Families Flexibility Act would weaken overtime protections under the Fair Labor Standards Act, reduce take-home pay for millions of workers, and result in longer hours, more unpredictable schedules, and higher day care costs for working parents”
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…
“Instead of fighting for working class interests, the Democratic party, under the direction of the Democratic Leadership Council (DLC), effectively abandoned them by adopting economically conservative policies. To differentiate themselves from Republicans at the national level, Democrats also focused on socio-cultural wedge issues:
The Democratic Leadership Council, the organization that produced such figures as Bill Clinton, Al Gore, Joe Lieberman and Terry McAuliffe, has long been pushing the party to forget blue-collar voters and concentrate instead on recruiting affluent, white-collar professionals who are liberal on social issues. The larger interests that the DLC wants desperately to court are corporations, capable of generating campaign contributions far outweighing anything raised by organized labor. The way to collect the votes and — more important — the money of these coveted constituencies, “New Democrats” think, is to stand rock-solid on, say, the pro-choice position while making endless concessions on economic issues, on welfare, NAFTA, Social Security, labor law, privatization, deregulation and the rest of it.”
(Frank, T. 2004 “What’s the Matter with Kansas?”, pp. 243)