Tag Archives: income inequality

Friday Feminism – Good Cop/Bad Cop, LGBTQ, War On The Poor

Lead Story The ASPCA’s (and the country’s) first horse ambulance, 1895. Via Ephemeral New York ♀ April 10, 1866: The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Is Founded – The Nation reminds us of a proud anniversary today. – Read the full article

Conservatives Attempt to Intimidate California Workers

So this billboard appeared in San Francisco recently: As Pando Daily reports: … Its message — that minimum wage increases will lead to service workers being replaced by apps — is continued on an accompanying website — BadIdeaCA — which claims to be “holding activists accountable for minimum wage consequences.” Head over to Bad Idea, and you find a dire warning about the impact of a minimum wage increase on workers, based on San Jose’s “Measure D” which increased that city’s minimum wage to $10.00 in 2013: In March 2013, San Jose’s minimum wage increased by 25% to $10.00 per hour, as the result of a 2012 union-backed ballot initiative. – Read the full article

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

For Democrats, a Tax-the-Rich Road to Victory (via LA Progressive) 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. – Read the full article

Atlas Whined

“There are two novels that can change a bookish fourteen-year old’s life: The Lord of the Rings and Atlas Shrugged. One is a childish fantasy that often engenders a lifelong obsession  with its unbelievable heroes, leading to an emotionally stunted, socially crippled adulthood, unable to deal with the real world.  – Read the full article

It’s D-Day in the Class War

“We cannot negotiate with those who say, ‘What’s mine is mine and what’s yours is negotiable.'” —John F. Kennedy On November 6th, 60 million Americans waited in line to yank the monkey wrench from Congress.  We reappointed our Democratic general for another four years.  – Read the full article

Left – Right Word Association

Let’s try a little word association game, between the political left versus the radical right. Left Right Facts Opinions Research Fabricate Confirmed Sources Conspiracy Therories Youtube Evidence “Gotcha Politics” Any network or cable news except Fox “Lamestream Media” Mainstreet Wall Street Capitalism “Vulture Capitalism” People Corporations Save the auto industry “Let Detroit Go Bankrupt” Environmental Activists “Environmental Terrorists” Global Warming “Hoax” Gun Laws Gun Shows Peace War Negotiate “Appeasement” Justice Torture, Capital Punishment Doves Chickhawks Civil Rights, Human Rights, Personal Freedoms Patriot Act, National Security, TSA Pat-downs, Wire-taps Support the Troops Don’t serve, Don’t Pay for War, Don’t Ask – Don’t Tell Killed Bin Laden (“f*ck!”) Compromise “Lose” Bi-Partisan Republicans + Joe Lieberman Empathy “Bleeding-Heart Liberals” Diversity Herman Cain Accept All Beliefs “Radical Secularism”, “God-less Liberals” “What Would Jesus Do?” Malevolent God Women’s Rights “Sluts”, “Feminazis” Minority Rights Repeal Affirmative Action Gay Rights “Man on Dog”, Closeted Republicans Worker’s Rights No Unions, Right-To-Work States, Outsourcing Voting Rights Voter Suppression Occupy Movement “Rapists and Murderers” Medicaid, Food Stamps “Nanny-State” Health Care Reform “Socialism” Medicare “Socialism” (if under 55) Social Security “Ponzi-Scheme” (if under 55) – Read the full article

The Romneys, a story of income inequality

Sam Pizzigati of Alternet wrote a piece on Romney during the 2008 presidential race that is just as relevant to the 2012 race: Want to really understand how dramatically the distribution of wealth and income in the United States has changed over the past half-century? – Read the full article

GOP faces income inequality in South Carolina

Greg Kaufmann of The Nation provides some poverty stats facing the GOP candidates in South Carolina: Kids 8 and younger living in poverty: 28 percent, tied for fifth worst in the US (including DC). People living in poverty: 18.2 percent, eighth worst. – Read the full article

Occupy WallStreet: Why the protesters are so angry

From the Business Insider – the US trails 92 other countries in income equality… GOP hopes you’ll think, “cool, we made the top 100! – Read the full article