Tag Archives: Minimum Wage

Oklahoma Governor Signs Ban on Higher Wages, Paid Sick Days

Apparently it’s not bad enough that Oklahoma has refused to participate in the expansion of Medicaid. Governor Mary Fallin (R) has just signed a bill that prohibits cities in Oklahoma from passing their own labor laws. OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — … Continue reading
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Do The Math

Artist – Pat Bagley In other news, the Super Bowl host committee and the Arizona Cardinals have both come out against Arizona’s Jim Crow for Gays bill SB1062. Meanwhile, the White House released a statement today on the passing of … Continue reading
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Tell Us How You Really Feel

“I’ll commit suicide before I vote on a clean minimum-wage bill.” -House Republican Conference Chairman John Boehner, April 1996 Have Speaker Boehner’s views evolved since the Clinton administration? Hopefully someone will stick a microphone in his face as soon as … Continue reading
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Minimum Wage

Artist — Mike Keefe   In other goings on, Bill Maher tries to help promote the Affordable Care Act. Pastor Jamie Coots, a rising star of National Geographic’s “Snake Salvation,” died on Saturday from complications resulting from a snakebite he … Continue reading
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This Is What Is Wrong With America

Via Dorsey Shaw from an animation in the PBS film Park Avenue: Money, Power, & The American Dream. A recent study published by Dube on the minimum wage concludes: Raising the minimum wage to $10.10 an hour, as many Democrats … Continue reading
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Minimum Gruel Allotment

Artist – David Horsey In other news, Representative John Shimkus (R-IL) is apparently very, very confused about the difference between North Korea and South Korea. Also, the Department of Health and Human Services is just like Dear Leader Kim Jong … Continue reading
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All About Freedom

Artist – Adam Zyglis According to a new poll, an overwhelming majority of Americans, including a majority of Republicans, approve of increasing the federal minimum wage. But we can’t do that for the same reason the House won’t pass the … Continue reading
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Fast Food Industry Costing Taxpayers $7 Billion Annually

Pop quiz: What came first, the $0.99 cheeseburger, or the depressed wages? Berkley — The fast-food industry costs American taxpayers nearly $7 billion annually because its jobs pay so little that 52 percent of fast-food workers are forced to enroll their … Continue reading
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Worst Persons in the World

It’s not every day that our legislative bodies increase the minimum wage or pass living wage bills, and after the D.C. City Council recently voted to pass a living wage bill, Mayor Vince Gray vetoed it. Because Wal Mart’s feelings … Continue reading
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Still Standing With Rand?

In a cartoonishly anti-progressive, anti-democratic move, Senators Rand Paul and Tom Coburn have introduced a bill that would effectively nullify Congress’s power to regulate large swaths of the economy. via Ian Millhiser at ThinkProgress More than three-quarters of the Senate … Continue reading
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Colbert on Minimum Wage and McDonald’s

I don’t know whether to laugh or cry, but here’s Stephen Colbert skewering Charles Koch and McDonalds. Look at our nation’s forefathers. Many arrived with nothing but the blouse on their back, but thanks to no minimum wage, they started … Continue reading
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Why Would He Vote For You?

Artist – Tim Eagan Get in the van, Charles Koch has candy. A conservative mogul worth $43 billion says he knows the secret to helping poor people. According to Charles Koch, the U.S. needs to get rid of the minimum … Continue reading
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Elizabeth Warren is Very Smart

Given all the sociopaths and crazy people in Congress, it’s comforting to know that Senator Warren is on the job. Especially when we read stuff like this: Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) made a case for increasing the minimum wage last … Continue reading
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House GOP Kills Minimum Wage Increase

Just in case you needed a reminder of whose side they’re on. via TPM House Republicans unanimously voted down a measure Friday that would have raised the federal minimum wage, from its current $7.25 per hour to $10.10 by 2015. … Continue reading
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Economic Warfare And The Minimum Wage

Republicans, who are once again forced to deal with an actual policy proposal by the President and Democrats to remedy the country’s decades-long experiment with wealth inequality, are now threatening that by increasing the current federal minimum wage from $7.25 … Continue reading
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Ohio Republicans Hate Minimum Wage

They hate minimum wage so much, they intend to alter the state’s constitution. Because minimum wage is just too much to pay someone for doing the worst of jobs. Republicans in the Ohio State Senate are pushing to weaken a … Continue reading

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The Wingnut War on the Minimum Wage

Both Linda McMahon and Joe Miller have come out against the minimum wage. Seriously, the minimum wage! In America, in the 21st Century, opposing the minimum wage is like opposing child labor laws. In a sane world, this position would … Continue reading

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