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John Fetterman Uses The Minimum Wage To Hammer Oz

Pennsylvania Lt. Gov. John Fetterman discussed the minimum wage and said that Mehmet Oz doesn't care about Pennsylvanians who are…

6 months ago

Opinion: Republicans Continue War On American People By Seeking To Eliminate Unemployment Benefits

The war is formalized in legal proceedings as the people are fighting back against Republican governors who prematurely eliminated the…

2 years ago

Fox News Guest Says the Disenfranchised, Minorities and the Poor Aren’t Worth Paying $15 an Hour [Video]

Over the last few decades, wage growth has stagnated in the country. Democrats have been pushing to change that. Joe…

2 years ago

As Wealth Tax Debate Heats Up, What Does it Mean to Invest in America?

Elizabeth Warren’s wealth tax proposal has certainly sparked debates not just about basic questions of fairness, of morality, but also…

3 years ago

How a People-Centered Economic Policy Can Prevent the Next Recession

As talk of a looming recession increases in volume, looking back to the Great Recession in 2008 to assess the…

3 years ago

North Carolina Passes $15 State Employee Minimum Wage

North Carolina Republican legislators surprised critics when they passed a $15-per-hour "living wage" for 10,000 state workers. The increase will…

4 years ago

Sen. Claire McCaskill Tied In Missouri As Medical Marijuana And Minimum Wage Look Good For Democrats

Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-MO) is hanging tough in the face of an onslaught of Republican dark money in Missouri, but…

4 years ago

The Minimum Wage Must Have Sufficient And Sustainable Purchasing Power

As the debate over the minimum wage continues, we must consider the purchasing power necessary to afford the basics of…

5 years ago

Bernie Sanders Just Introduced What Republicans Fear Most: A Bill To Raise The Minimum Wage

Sen. Bernie Sanders along with House and Senate Democrats introduced a bill today that will give Democrats a powerful rallying…

6 years ago

Opinion: Iowa GOP Reverses Existing Minimum Wage Hikes and Ban Future Increases

“It's the first time a state nullified local wage ordinances already in effect and forced [local] jurisdictions to [immediately] reduce…

6 years ago

Kellyanne Conway Accidentally Calls On Businesses To Raise Their Wages

Even though Conway didn't mean to call for higher wages, her accidental slip-up was likely the smartest thing she's ever…

6 years ago

Trump’s Anti-Worker Labor Pick Considering Backing Out Of Cabinet Post

His uncertainty about taking the job is evidence that progressive opposition has been loud and effective.

6 years ago

No American Is Safe from Trump’s Wrecking Crew Cabinet

Trump’s choices are unqualified, but they were chosen for their desire to eradicate federal agencies, not their level of competence…

6 years ago

Justice Denied for Merrick Garland and the American People

Justice has not only been denied to a worthy Supreme Court nominee and the work of the high court. It…

6 years ago

What is the Minimum Wage of Whiteness?

Is there a minimum wage of whiteness? When will those whites, of all classes...cease to feel a benefit of racism…

6 years ago

Donald Trump is Pretending His Insane Policy Proposals Never Happened

"It hasn’t been called for yet. Nobody’s done it," Trump said about an idea he called for last December.

7 years ago

Hillary Clinton Crushes Trump For Calling For An End To The Minimum Wage

Hillary Clinton put a whooping on Donald Trump after Trump suggested that there should be no minimum wage.

7 years ago

Bernie Sanders Is The Only Presidential Candidate Who Supports $15/Hour Minimum Wage

Bernie Sanders responded to the moves by California and New York to raise their minimum wages to $15/hour by promising…

7 years ago

Half Of America is Now Impoverished Because the Koch-Republicans Destroyed the Middle Class

The percentage of middle-class households dropped in every state in the Union between 2000 and 2013, along with median income

7 years ago

Papa John’s Franchisees Pay Out Half A Million In Wage Theft Settlement

Four Papa John's Franchisees in New York City have agreed to a 500,000 dollar settlement to pay back 250 employees…

7 years ago

President Obama Acts To Stop the Unconstitutional Criminalizing of Homelessness

The Obama White House this week took steps to force communities to halt the "cruel, inhumane, and degrading" treatment of…

7 years ago

Republican Welfare Reform Pushed A Third Of America’s Children Into Extreme Poverty

The economy is growing for the extremely wealthy, but there were 3 million more children living in extreme poverty in…

7 years ago

It’s the Stupid Economy: Why Income Inequality Ought To Be This Election’s Hot Topic

The health of an economy should correlate directly to the health of the people living within it, not to their…

7 years ago

Donald Trump Advises Automakers To Kill Jobs To Increase Corporate Profits

Trump's plan to help U.S. automakers sounds an awful lot like Mitt Romney's underhanded tactics at Bain Capital

7 years ago

Scott Walker Says Poverty Pay Is A Living Wage

It is likely that Walker's idea that poverty wages are living wages came directly from the Kochs, who see American…

8 years ago

Jeb Bush Is Promoting The Koch-Republican Job-Killing Economic Agenda

Bush, like every Republican, ignores the truth about American labor and his pathetic attempt to walk back his assault on…

8 years ago

Senate Cafeteria Cook Goes On Strike To Draw Attention To Low Wages

The U.S. government should only award federal contracts to companies that pay American workers a living wage.

8 years ago

New Report: Taxpayers Subsidize $153.8 Billion In Corporate Profits Due To Low Wages

If American taxpayers realized their largesse was going to those who need it least, highly-profitable corporations, they would likely put…

8 years ago

Bernie Sanders Stands Up For The Middle Class By Dropping a Huge Fact Bomb On The Senate

In the midst of a Senate budget vote-a-rama that Republicans are filling with anti-Obamacare and economy killing votes, Senator Bernie…

8 years ago

Two Months Into Office, Illinois GOP Governor Rauner’s Approval Rating Under 37 Percent

Illinois Republican Governor Bruce Rauner's approval rating is just 36.5 percent, according to a Paul Simon Public Policy Institute poll.

8 years ago

Countering GOP Obstruction Obama Initiative Creates 500,000 High-Paying Jobs

The President launched an initiative last week to train 500,000 Americans for high-paying jobs in high-technology services.

8 years ago

GOP Trickle Down Has 70% of Americans Near Financial Calamity

Instead of changing course and helping the majority of the population, Republicans still propose heaping wealth on the rich and…

8 years ago

Obama Blasts Republicans During SOTU and Dares Them To Try Living On Minimum Wage

Of course, nothing helps families make ends meet like higher wages. That's why this Congress still needs to pass a…

8 years ago

Mitt Romney Thinks Acting Like He Cares Will Get Him Elected in 2016

"If you show up at churches and at minority communities it shows you care much more broadly. And that's something…

8 years ago

A Stroke Of Obama’s Pen Will Lift 10.4 Million Workers Into the Middle Class

If the President simply adjusted the salary threshold for inflation since it was last raised in 1975, it would be…

8 years ago

Judge Rules America’s Fastest Growing Industry Is Exempt From Minimum Wage Law

While the Labor Department's rule change was meant to protect worker's rights, the Judge protected Home Care Associates, the International…

8 years ago

Thanks, Obama! 2014 Is Best Year For Job Growth Since Bill Clinton Was President

The Bureau of Labor Statistics unveiled the latest jobs report Friday and the results blew out all expectations as the…

8 years ago

Child Homelessness and Poverty Are Rising So Republicans Plan Harsh Program Cuts

Coupled with inhumane austerity cuts, the GOP is getting precisely what they apparently live for; more despair and destitution among…

8 years ago

Obama Has Best Job Creation Streak Since 1939 So Republicans Vow To Return To Bush

In Republican vernacular, returning to the "old ways" is "taking our country back;" but back to what? If the subject…

8 years ago

Chris Christie Doubles Down on Koch Fueled Cluelessness About The Minimum Wage

Chris Christie refused to let Fox News save him from himself as he doubled down on his misinformed opinion that…

8 years ago

Here’s More Great Economic News For Democrats To Hammer Republicans With

There has been relative silence on two new economic reports that put a stake in the economic agenda Republicans are…

8 years ago

Poll: Opposition To Minimum Wage Increase Could Doom Mitch McConnell and Scott Walker

A new PPP poll revealed that Republican opposition to the raising the minimum wage is hurting candidates like Mitch McConnell…

8 years ago

Scott Walker Joins the Republican Crusade Denigrating Americans’ Work Ethic

During a debate with his Democratic gubernatorial opponent last week, Koch loyalist Scott Walker took the time to insult Wisconsin…

8 years ago

Always Evil Walmart Increases Profits While Cutting Employee Benefits

40% of America's wealth is not enough for the Walton's or their investors so Walmart took steps to increase their…

8 years ago

Gov. Scott Walker Says $7.25 Per Hour is a Living Wage

According to the Department of Workforce Development, "there is no reasonable cause to believe that the wages paid to the…

8 years ago

We Are Way Better Off Than We Were When Bush Left Office As Jobless Rate Falls To 5.9%

The Bureau of Labor Statistics released September's employment figures on Friday and it was almost entirely good news. The economy…

8 years ago

Proof That Republicans Are Creating Poverty: America Is Number One In Low Wage Jobs

According to new research on America's world-leading economic inequality, the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) reported that in…

8 years ago

How Much Would You Pay for the Good Society? Where the Income Inequality Debate Can Take Us

If we were able to ask the average American if s/he would be willing to pay $12.50 annually so that…

8 years ago

The Latest Martyr To The Republican Corporate Cause

If there was a wall of martyrdom, Maria Fernandes' name would surely be chiseled into it. Her avoidable tragedy goes…

8 years ago

Daddy Cruz, The Self-Appointed Educator-in-Chief For The American Negro

Yep, I'd say the best way for Republicans to encourage more black folks to vote their way in November is…

8 years ago

Republicans Mocked Labor Day With War on Workers

Republicans, the Chamber of Commerce, and large corporations have made a mockery of the idea and purpose Labor Day was…

8 years ago

Class Warfare GOP Style: Millionaire Republican Senators Block Bill To Raise The Minimum Wage

Republican style class warfare was on full display today as just one Senate Republican millionaire broke with his party to…

9 years ago

Obama Rips Senate Republicans For Blocking Bill To Raise The Minimum Wage

President Obama tore into Senate Republicans for blocking a bill that would raise the minimum wage, while painting a picture…

9 years ago

Obama Turns the Tables and Uses Republican Tactics To Argue for Minimum Wage Hike

President Obama is turning the tables on Republicans by using one of their favorite tactics to argue for increasing the…

9 years ago

John Boehner Would Rather Commit Suicide Than Raise The Minimum Wage

For Speaker of the House John Boehner, it is the prospect of the government attempting to improve the economic situation…

9 years ago

Obama Challenges Congress to Follow His Lead and Raise the Minimum Wage

President Obama tells the people to ask their representatives why Congress won't raise the minimum wage for everyone, after he…

9 years ago

As Promised, Obama Uses His Mighty Pen to Set a Minimum Wage for Federal Contractors

President Obama vowed during his State of the Union address to take to pen and phone to do what he…

9 years ago

Women Prepare Their Revenge for Mitch McConnell Voting Against the Minimum Wage 15 Times

Why do Kentucky women hold Mitch McConnell in such contempt? His favorables with them are a negative 26%, and Alison…

9 years ago

It’s On: Obama Tells Congress to ‘Give America a Raise’ By Raising the Minimum Wage

At the State Of The Union President Obama announced his support for increasing the minimum wage to $10.10/hour by telling…

9 years ago

Obama Does Right By Federal Contractors and Raises Their Minimum Wage To $10.10 An Hour

Just ahead of his State of the Union address where he will push for Congress to raise the minimum wage…

9 years ago

Wealthy GOP Candidate For Illinois Governor Wants To Cut The State’s Minimum Wage

The leading Republican candidate for Governor in Illinois, multi-millionaire Bruce Rauner, thinks the state's minimum wage is too high.

9 years ago

In Less Than a Minute Bernie Sanders Destroys GOP Opposition to Raising the Minimum Wage

It took Sen. Bernie Sanders less than a minute on MSNBC to completely destroy the Republican arguments against raising the…

9 years ago

How 2013 Gave Democrats a Blueprint to Retake the House

For Democrats to retake the House in 2013, they need to embrace key issues that they support and that are…

9 years ago

When Boehner and Cantor Say What The American People Want They Mean ALEC and the Kochs

In Republican parlance, when they say "what the people want," they mean their wealthy benefactors the Koch brothers, ALEC, and…

9 years ago

Republicans Are Making Sure That the Economic Recovery Only Benefits the Rich

If Americans have learned only one thing about the economic recovery, it is that Republicans will make sure the only…

9 years ago

Southern Republicans Drag the Rest of the Nation Down by Doing the Kochs’ Bidding

The real tragedy is that as stupid Southern voters do the Kochs' bidding by keeping Republicans in power, at least…

9 years ago

The American People Rise Up and Demand an End to Government Favoritism of the Rich

After decades of declining incomes an overwhelming majority of Americans finally realize their government exists to favor the rich, and…

9 years ago

Economists Agree With Democrats: GOP Hurting the Economy by Promoting Income Inequality

A panel of economists has joined President Obama, and struggling Americans to assert categorically that income inequality is crushing the…

9 years ago

Bernie Sanders Obliterates the Republican Argument Against Raising the Minimum Wage

Sen. Bernie Sanders went on MSNBC and destroyed every major Republican argument against raising the minimum wage, while calling the…

9 years ago

Republican Attempts To Sabotage the Obama Economy Fail as Good News Pours In

Despite Republicans' best efforts to sabotage the economy, there were three or four suspiciously unreported pieces of good economic news…

9 years ago

Bernie Sanders: The American People Must Demand An End To The Starvation Minimum Wage

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) is calling on the American people to stand up and demand that current starvation minimum wage…

9 years ago

Stop Complaining Republicans, the Minimum Wage Should be $22.62 an Hour

Republicans who are wont to claim they speak for all Americans say the people oppose higher wages, but if the…

9 years ago

Low Wage Work Rebellion May Finally Bring Down Our Poverty Rate

People should not work full-time for wages that put them below the poverty line, but it is all too common.…

9 years ago

Mike Huckabee Renews Assault on Sanity of a Living Wage

Huckabee complains that it is easy to spend somebody else's money; it is apparently far easier from his perspective to…

9 years ago

Republicans Reeling as Support For Raising The Minimum Wage Surges to 76%

Congressional Republicans have vowed to block any bill raising the minimum wage, but a new Gallup poll shows that 76%…

9 years ago

If you Want To Understand How Wrong Republicans Are Look At California

If Americans want to understand just how wrong Republicans are, they should look to California for a model the entire…

9 years ago

Bernie Sanders Exposes The Republican Goal of Abolishing The Minimum Wage

Sen. Bernie Sanders is talking about something that few other politicians will mention. Republicans aren't just opposed to the minimum…

9 years ago

Republicans Go On a Nationwide Rampage Of Eliminating Laws That Protect Americans

Republicans are on a tear to disable the federal government's ability to serve the people much like Republican-controlled states like…

9 years ago

Republicans To Spend August Recess Promoting Poverty Creating Policies

Republicans will spend three weeks promoting the policies that drove 4 out of 5 Americans into unemployment, near or at…

10 years ago

McDonalds And Visa Give Republicans a Justification For Creating a Peasant Class

Fast food giant McDonalds teamed with Visa to provide them with a budget plan Republicans celebrated as justification for their…

10 years ago

Charles Koch Launches Campaign to Eliminate the Minimum Wage

Charles Koch has joined Republicans pushing to eliminate the nation's minimum wage. He implied that getting rid of minimum wage…

10 years ago

Bernie Sanders Gets Republican Leader To Admit He Wants To Abolish The Minimum Wage

During a hearing on raising the minimum wage, Sen. Bernie Sanders got the ranking Republican on the committee to admit…

10 years ago

The House Republican Attack on Overtime Pay Is Designed to Kill Jobs

The law is another Republican attempt to kill new jobs because without the incentives inherent in the FLSA overtime rule,…

10 years ago

Republican Senator Blatantly Lies and Claims More Legal Immigration Is Bad for the Economy

On ABC's This Week, Sen. Jeff Sessions tried to blatantly lie to the American people by claiming that increase in…

10 years ago

Obama Terrifies Republicans by Calling for Federal Minimum Wage Increase to $9.00/hr

A wave of terror is certainly spreading through the Republican Party as President Obama has embraced the politically popular issue…

10 years ago

Over 100 US House Democrats Propose Raising Minimum Wage To $9.80 An Hour

Do you hear it? I do, it's the shrieks of horror by the House GOP, Boehner and Cantor! How dare…

11 years ago

Minimum Wage Study Torpedoes another Right Wing Talking Point

A study released by the National Employment Law Project (NELP), however, shows that it is big corporations not small businesses…

11 years ago