Posted on 06 December 2013.
Blah, blah, blah…the most sickening repetitive nonsense is really the bi-partisan stupidity politicians show when they open their mouths spewing out Chamber of Commerce falsehoods that tax cuts create jobs, and stumble all over themselves (with visions of corporate PAC checks dancing in their heads) to demand, right now, for the health of the economy, some new idiotic corporate tax cut. And so here’s a little actual, uh, research, that proves how false the “corporate tax cuts create jobs” idea really is.
Posted on 05 December 2013.
The Trans Pacific Partnership is another putrid so-called “free trade” deal. All these NAFTa-style agreements are a core reason behind the collapse of the middle class across the world. And, at least with the TPP, some senior Democrats are making it clear to the president: this deal is dead on arrival without significant changes.
Posted on 04 December 2013.
Ah, so little time, so many corporate tax breaks…and so many of them just pure scams. Here’s one under the rubric of “research”.
Posted on 03 December 2013.
The Koz is getting paroled. The Koz being Dennis Kozlowski who was one of the few CEOs to serve some time — not enough in my opinion. But compared to the financial crisis people, he got a good licking. Here’s a reminder from the past.
Posted on 02 December 2013.
This is sort of the tree falling in the woods analogy — if you grow but there isn’t work, did you know you grew?
Posted on 26 November 2013.
It’s catching fire…though not as high as some of us would like, Montgomery Country tonight passed a hike in its minimum wage to 11.50 by 2017. Do I hear $15-an-hour please at the federal level, on the way to $20-an-hour?
Posted on 26 November 2013.
There is now little doubt: within a few hours, election officials will certify the passage of a $15-an-hour minimum wage in the city of SeaTac.
Posted on 25 November 2013.
Forgotten in the rubble of Rana Plaza is a horrific that took place at Tazreen Fashions Ltd in Bangladesh. The fire killed 112 human beings whose families have been trying to get a bit of compensation for the loss of their loves ones. And some of that is happening…of course, not with the help of Wal-Mart.
Posted on 22 November 2013.
Over the years, I’ve consistently referred to Wal-Mart as The Beast of Bentonville because of its conduct at every level. Beastly. And, now, it’s topping even the despicable low standards it set to date. To the families of more than 1,200 people killed, and many more injured, who are seeking a bit of compensation money, the Beast of Bentonville is raising its corporate middle finger and saying “get fucked”.
Posted on 21 November 2013.
Scott Walker is a really bad guy. I mean, awful. So, there will be chance to dump this scar next year. And here’s the route.
Posted on 20 November 2013.
There has been this back and forth about how to improve conditions between the companies who make a profit on the backs of dead people…well, truly, that’s the reality of profits in the garment industry — you either die standing up at work, die later because your body is broken down from slaving away for pennies or you die quickly, or perhaps slowly, when places like the Rana Plaza collapse. Now, there is a new turn in the story — and I remain skeptical still that much will change.
Posted on 19 November 2013.
If you were Jamie Dimon, or a sleazy banker of the same stripe, and you got the following deal, would you take it: make billions of dollars for your bank, which, in turn, rewards you personally making you a very, very wealthy man BUT, in the process, because of combination of incompetence, criminality and greed, you help destroy an entire economy and put millions of people out of work, for which your bank pays billions of dollars in fines BUT you get to keep your job and, despite all the crimes, you don’t spend a single night in jail nor do you take out a single dime from your own pocket because the system will protect you and instead hand the bill to essentially the very people you hurt, and you are dealing with a government with no spine or inclination to punish the responsible people at the top so don’t worry for a second…well, would you take that deal?
Of course you would.
And that, in a nutshell, is the upshot of the $13 billion sham fine Jamie Dimon cut with the Obama Administration.
Posted on 18 November 2013.
The biggest threat to the Wal-Mart profit-through-poverty-wages model continues to hold on to a lead in the ballot count. That would be the initiative to raise the minimum wage to $15-an-hour in the city of SeaTac. It’s almost a done deal — though the fight won’t end once the vote is certified.
Posted on 18 November 2013.
How Boeing can run around and say with a straight face that it needs concessions from its workers when it is making large profits AND screwing tax payers at the same time is just a beautiful example of how corporations are fleecing the public — and, if you want to think about it in a bigger picture way, why the economy continues to be so bad for so many people.
Posted on 15 November 2013.
I certainly plead guilty to being in the large group of people who bang the traditional media for irresponsibility, ignorance, bad reporting and just plain laziness. So, it’s nice to point out outstanding work in the traditional media — and there is a piece in The New York Times magazine posted now that is really […]
Posted on 14 November 2013.
Within the past hour, the newest ballot total count shows the $15-an-hour minimum wage SeaTac initiative has WIDENED its lead — to 53 votes from just 19 a day before, which was a lead that had shrunk — a nice reversal from yesterday’s narrowed vote. And, in my estimation, this means the initiative will now likely come out on top at the end of the count.