Senator Bill Cassidy did not use the same excoriating words Rep. Liz Cheney used on Trump, but he all but called Trump out as the loser.
Not supporting the minimum wage is not just a difference in policy issues. It is a license for businesses to institute codified wage theft. It is that simple.
Progressives continue to be proven right about minimum wage increases. States that legislate higher minimum wage show much better low wage growth, period.
Here is another must see by Nick Hanauer, a wise capitalist/plutocrat that understands his survival and the survival of his ilk depend on a viable middle class. He continues to implore both the wealthy and the government to give up on fallacies of trickle-down economics. His first TED Talk debunked the theory that wealthy capitalists […]
Joe Scarborough has been taking sensible positions lately Is Joe Scarborough getting soft? Is he moving to the middle? Last week Joe Scarborough took the rare position of speaking up against the massacre Israel was effecting in Gaza. Taking that position was bold as both politicians on the Left and the Right were going out […]
Anthony Weiner scolds Republican Nicole Wallace This week’s Real Time with Bill Maher was loaded with memorable snippets. The snippet above shows Anthony Weiner scolding Republican Nicole Wallace during a debate about raising the minimum wage. Nicole Wallace paraphrased Senator Tom Coburn’s (R-OK) sarcastic comment when he said, “We don’t know what the minimum wage […]
Rep. Dennis Ross got on his high horse to scold constituents who support a higher minimum wage, a living wage. Once again a politician puts his tunnel vision ideology over the reality of pain and suffering of the working poor and the working middle class. Congressman Dennis Ross (R-FL) is confronted by constituent Shaneeka Rainer […]
Many economists are flabbergasted because all the best scholarship on minimum wage shows it does not cost jobs. The CBO provided absolutely no new analysis to refute that. The reality is that the CBO report is overwhelmingly positive on the impacts of raising the minimum wage. 25 million Americans would receive more pay. This will […]
President Obama gave a great speech last night. It was an optimistic middle class centric speech. It was an equal access to success speech. It was a modest speech with things that should be accomplished even with an obstructionist Congress. President Obama stated that he would sign an executive order that will increase the minimum […]
America is a strong country and has always been able to overcome adversity. It has fought good wars, bad wars, bad economies, depressions, recessions, and natural disasters. It has always moved forward. America has always emerged better than it was before. Over the last few decades however, America has been following a regressive path. That […]