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Hello everyone. Not everyone just the one percent, hello are you listening? We are the poor and middle class and we are not happy!
“Remember this. The people you're trying to step on, we're everyone you depend on. We're the people who do your laundry and cook your food and serve your dinner. We make your bed. We guard you while you're asleep. We drive the ambulances. We direct your call. We are cooks and taxi drivers and we know everything about you. We process your insurance claims and credit card charges. We control every part of your life.

We are the middle children of history, raised by television to believe that someday we'll be millionaires and movie stars and rock stars, but we won't. And we're just learning this fact. So don't f^& with us.”

― Chuck Palahniuk, Fight Club

Most people in America make closer to 25000 a year than people who earn 25 million dollars a year. The rich need the poor more than the poor need the rich and the poor are realizing this. The poor and middle class are voting and will soon be included in the economy. Take note. No man is an island.
I agree a 100 percent with Nick Hanauer
There is not an established aristocracy yet however it seems that there is one developing. 30 years ago American middle class was most prosperous on earth that is no longer true. The median family in Canada is more prosperous than the median family in the United States. The developing aristocracy seems to be building a Banana Republic using politics to force men and women to debate and discuss fringe issues while robbing them blind with the tax code and keeping the poor poor with bad education and gentrification.

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PoliticsNation commented on Wednesday, Aug 27, 2014 at 09:19 AM

Shannalat- What party is against raising the minimum wage- eliminating the tax breaks for millions- equal pay for women-healthcare for all-Unions and lower student loan interest rates for students, more help for the working poor- not lazy- working poor? What party keeps creating tax breaks for the top 1% and cutting veterans benefits to the poor? The solution lies within the questions--vote blue.

shannalat commented on Wednesday, Aug 27, 2014 at 09:42 AM

Lately the republican party has been against all the things, because of rules of thumb being the order of the day instead of facts. Without raising the minimum wage our economy will not survive. In many states wal-mart workers are the largest recipients of food stamps.

In all fairness though the democrats have done their share to make the rich richer. The health care policy passed primarily by the democrats basically forced all men and women to get insurance through the tax code. Making insurance companies client base grow exponentially. Ever since the Port Huron Statement the democratic party has made it clear through action and inaction that they are not interested in income equality. The democratic party found a way to pass the affordable care act how and why have they not found a way to pas a higher minimum wage?

our country is ruled by heuristics not reality. Confusion is the order of the day. Paul Ryan, John Boehner and Barney Frank all believe what they are saying however they are wrong.

shannalat commented on Wednesday, Aug 27, 2014 at 09:57 AM

let me be clear. I am all for raising minimum wage at the federal level, however it has to be done correctly. Without tacking the minimum wage to a percent of a sovereignty's GDP a minimum wage of 10.10 will wipe out the economy of Puerto Rico, and a minnimum wage of 10.10 is not inline at all with somewhere like the Washington State. Once again it seems like one of my favorite essayist is correct
“The Democrats seem to be basically nicer people, but they have demonstrated time and again that they have the management skills of celery. They're the kind of people who'd stop to help you change a flat, but would somehow manage to set your car on fire. I would be reluctant to entrust them with a Cuisinart, let alone the economy. The Republicans, on the other hand, would know how to fix your tire, but they wouldn't bother to stop because they'd want to be on time for Ugly Pants Night at the country club” -- Dave Barry

HMJC commented on Wednesday, Aug 27, 2014 at 11:39 AM

At this point it truly is a quandary; neither side has served our country well. Hopefully this election informed voter with be the hallmark phrase; and this means more than watching the commercials...

PoliticsNation commented on Wednesday, Aug 27, 2014 at 12:05 PM

In a leaked audio tape of the Koch brothers top secret June 2014 retreat, Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) not only admitted that the Republicans would be lost without the Kochs, and revealed who the real power is in the GOP.


PoliticsNation commented on Wednesday, Aug 27, 2014 at 12:22 PM

McConnell Promises Billionaire Donors He Won’t Waste Time On ‘Gosh Darn’ Minimum Wage Increases


shannalat commented on Wednesday, Aug 27, 2014 at 13:28 PM

Unacceptable! When will the voters wake up and see McConell for his true colors. There absolutely has to be a minimum wage increase. This fact should be accepted by both parties. The debate should not be whether or not there is one it should be how it is done. If the how is not debated it will be passed in such a way that the minimum wage increase does more harm than good.
If you do not think there needs to be a raise in minimum wage I challenge you. In history name for me one time when an economic inequality worked out ok for everyone involved?

Funkentelecky commented on Thursday, Aug 28, 2014 at 07:56 AM

In regards to raising the Federal minimum wage. 1.1 percent of Americans are on minimum wage. 317 million Americans and 144 million workers. According to the BLS 1.6 million hourly workers are on minimum wage and 484,000 are between the age of 16-19. The minimum wage is for low skilled entry level workers and Isn't intended to be a living wage. So it would be unreasonable to assume a small business with a $250,000-$400,000 profit can absorb this increase. You and I just don't know this data and neither does the Feds. No, the minimum wage at the federal level doesn't need to be raised absolutely. We are becoming a nation of lazy people who want the better things in life without earning it ourselves.


shannalat commented on Tuesday, Sep 02, 2014 at 10:16 AM

ahh but see Funkentelecky (by the way love that name! it is all funky), "rising tides lift all boats". Man I hate using cliches.
A raise to the minimum wage will lift everyone's income. Look at Washington state. Now still remember the democrats are doing this the wrong way minimum wage cannot be the same for all states (proving once again the democrats have great intentions but a short sighted) The minimum wage has to be something like a percentage of a state or territories GDP

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