Category Archives: Income Inequality

It’s April 15th, Time For Conservatives to Start Bashing Their Base

It’s tax time folks, the most festive season next to Christmas for Conservatives; a time for them to revel in smearing those less fortunate, while ignoring the obscene tax breaks given to Corporate America, and failed presidential candidates. This year, … Continue reading

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McDonald’s Employee Helpless Desk

The McDonald’s Employee Helpline, known as the McResource Line, made headlines back in November when some of the gems of wisdom it offers its minimum-wage-barely-surviving employee base came to light. From “breaking food into pieces often results in eating less … Continue reading

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Just Who Are The Job Creators? Hint: Not Who Republicans Say

Henry Blodget is the CEO of Business Insider, a site that has over 25 million visitors a month. Simply put, Blodget’s resume as a financial analyst, and success in the world of business is impressive. Blodget has written a column … Continue reading

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For Democrats, a Tax-the-Rich Road to Victory

As we enter into yet another round of budget discussions, the Democratic Party is confronted with an opportunity – and a challenge. There’s an opportunity to shift the budget debate to an area where they hold the high ground. But it will be a challenge… Continue reading

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When Even the Mega-Rich Thinks Income Inequity Has Gone Too Far

Back when I was a corporate slave and susceptible to the lies I was told about the virtues of investing in a 401k that included a large portion of company stock, just to see that stock tank, I was fortunate … Continue reading

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Labor Day: Celebrating Unions’ Uplifting the American Worker

The Goal Of Unions Is And Always Has Been To Better The Standards Of Life For Wage Earners  The TRUE meaning of Labor Day has been hijacked like every other American holiday and demurred to the official weekend closing the summer … Continue reading

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The Black Hole Theory of the Minimum Wage

Physicists theorize that inside a black hole the laws of physics breakdown. When the minimum wage falls far enough below what the market would bear the laws of supply and demand breakdown. Doubling today’s federal minimum wage should lead to … Continue reading

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Headlines from “The Party of Stupid”

Dear Republicans, This is what your elected officials are spending their time on: Not Understanding the Constitution… Again Just a little over a week after the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit shot down Florida’s mandatory welfare drug … Continue reading

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Mr. Obama, Tear Down the Private Profit Prisons

“…men who so uneasily tolerate superiors patiently suffer a master, and show themselves proud and servile at the same time.” –Alexis de Tocqueville, Democracy in America In 2007, a teenager in a depressed county of Northeastern Pennsylvania, recently bereft of … Continue reading

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Gerrymandering, Jury-Rigging and Judicial Rewriting Are the Wave of the Future, Conservative Soldiers!

Greetings and salutations, fellow captains of industry and our Republican lapdogs!  I’m wiring you this electronic mail-o-gram from the deck of my mega-yacht Duchess’ Bounty.  What wizardry is this, you may ask, that such a feat is possible from the … Continue reading

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Obama’s Got a Brand New Bag

“I’ve got such a bully pulpit.” –Teddy Roosevelt Inaugural addresses usually seek to inspire, rally the country together, commit us to our ideals and lay out a vision for the future.  Obama’s speech today did all that, but it also … Continue reading

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Freedom of Speech vs. Wall Street’s Interests

“There are a thousand hacking at the branches of evil to one who is striking at the root.”  –Henry David Thoreau You know that civil rights are in dire straits when Rage Against the Machine starts to seem eerily prescient. … Continue reading

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