According to new research on America's world-leading economic inequality, the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) reported that in 2014, the exceptionally rich United States has the distinction of the highest proportion of low-paying jobs among every developed nation in the world. The report is just in time for Republicans on the campaign trail to boast to their supporters that America is number one in having over a quarter of its workforce laboring for poverty wages.
If we were able to ask the average American if s/he would be willing to pay $12.50 annually so that thousands upon thousands of people who work for a living might stand a chance of meeting their basic needs, I wonder how s/he would respond?
If there was a wall of martyrdom, Maria Fernandes' name would surely be chiseled into it. Her avoidable tragedy goes back to August 25th when young Maria died in her parked car after apparently falling asleep. She worked multiple part-time jobs and was trying to get some rest.
Yep, I'd say the best way for Republicans to encourage more black folks to vote their way in November is to tell them how much they don't know about American history and American racism. That is what Ted Cruz's dad did not too long ago.
Republicans, the Chamber of Commerce, and large corporations have made a mockery of the idea and purpose Labor Day was once celebrated regardless it is American workers that made America, and business, prosperous and successful.
Republican style class warfare was on full display today as just one Senate Republican millionaire broke with his party to vote in favor of advancing a bill to raise the minimum wage to $10.10 an hour.
President Obama tore into Senate Republicans for blocking a bill that would raise the minimum wage, while painting a picture of a GOP that doesn't care about working people.
President Obama is turning the tables on Republicans by using one of their favorite tactics to argue for increasing the minimum wage.
For Speaker of the House John Boehner, it is the prospect of the government attempting to improve the economic situation of underpaid workers that drives him to consider suicide.
President Obama tells the people to ask their representatives why Congress won't raise the minimum wage for everyone, after he raised it for federal contractors.
President Obama vowed during his State of the Union address to take to pen and phone to do what he legally can do without Congress, and today he took action on that promise.
Why do Kentucky women hold Mitch McConnell in such contempt? His favorables with them are a negative 26%, and Alison Lundergan Grimes leads him with women by 12 points.
At the State Of The Union President Obama announced his support for increasing the minimum wage to $10.10/hour by telling Congress to say yes and get on board with giving America a raise.
Just ahead of his State of the Union address where he will push for Congress to raise the minimum wage for all American workers, President Obama took action and issued an executive order to raise the minimum wage for all federal contractors to $10.10 an hour.
The leading Republican candidate for Governor in Illinois, multi-millionaire Bruce Rauner, thinks the state's minimum wage is too high.
It took Sen. Bernie Sanders less than a minute on MSNBC to completely destroy the Republican arguments against raising the minimum wage.
For Democrats to retake the House in 2013, they need to embrace key issues that they support and that are also supported by the American people.
In Republican parlance, when they say "what the people want," they mean their wealthy benefactors the Koch brothers, ALEC, and Wall Street who are the "American people" to Republicans.
If Americans have learned only one thing about the economic recovery, it is that Republicans will make sure the only beneficiaries of good economic reports are Wall Street and corporations .
The real tragedy is that as stupid Southern voters do the Kochs' bidding by keeping Republicans in power, at least in their states, they are dragging the rest of the nation down to their level