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Let your senators know you stand against giving Wall Street President Obama fast track authority.

Today, according to Politico.com, “Senate leaders have reached a deal to advance President Barack Obama’s trade initiative after a failed vote prompted a furious round of negotiating on Wednesday.

After trading offers throughout the night, party leaders agreed to vote on a fast-track trade bill that was blocked just 24 hours before by Democrats who’d wanted more assurances that their priorities would also be considered.”

Those priorities included provisions against child labor, which McConnell opposed, and currency manipulation.

“The agreement, announced by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) on the Senate floor, would give Democrats a chance to vote on two of their trade priorities as standalone bills, in addition to the fast-track measure.”

As your senators know, these measures will stand alone and die right there in the halls of the US senate. These are fake measures to give Democratic senators a plausible reason to give to their grassroots Democrats for supporting giving Obama fast track authority to ram the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) through congress. The TPP is an income and political power redistribution scam which will benefit the the 1 percent by robbing from the 99 percent, and every senator knows this, including senator’s Wyden, McConnell and Hatch. That’s precisely why they support fast track authority and the TPP.

Senator Reid supported this procedure, and this shows he is worried about his reelection chances next year, but voters are unlikely to be fooled by the old coot. Reid is likely to be gone next year. The same goes for Wall Street Senator Ron Wyden, who lives in New York City, but, who, in theory, represents the people of Oregon. Wyden is up for reelection next year, but opposition is so fierce in Oregon against his income redistribution scheme, that he most likely will lose his seat because grassroots Democrats are organizing against Wall Street Ronnie at an unprecedented level.

The TPP will create greater income and wealth inequality in the USA, which is already at record levels. Call your senators! Let them know you are against giving President Obama fast track authority.

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What Does a Libertarian Factory Look Like?

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How the Corporate 1 Percent Gets and Stays Rich

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Child labor in the US 90 years ago.

Child labor in China now, most likely working on Ipods or something else distributed in the US by US corporations.

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Child labor on behalf of corporations and the 1 percent is happening all over the world, except in parts of Europe, North America, and a few other places.

Child labor was common all over the United States, but iit’s now largely confined to family owned businesses. Click the link below for a look at how it used to be in the USA. Nowadays, our need for cheap children, means the 1 percent has shipped a ton of jobs via free trade treaties overseas, so they can avoid US child labor laws and use children to make stuff over there.

It has long been recognized that when used as factory labor, children set the wages for everybody else older. Using children keeps wages lower than they would be in the absence of child labor. In other words, when corporations use child labor, either in their own factories, or in the factories of their contractors and subcontractors, the result is lower wages than would otherwise be the case. This results in a massive income redistribution from the 99 to the 1 percent via lower wages, which results in higher corporate profits, rising dividends and soaring share prices, which coincidentally, is occurring at or near record levels as we speak.

There is a massive  push by corporations and the 1 percent worldwide for child labor, which has resulted in younger and younger children being used to make products that are sold by major and lesser corporations. For example, in the Philippines, the average age of child laborers dropped from 9-17 years old in 1990 to 7-17 years old ten years later. The younger child laborers set the wage for the older child laborers which determines the wages for adults. It’s all an income redistribution scam.

http://www.buzzfeed.com/briangalindo/30-shocking-photos-of-child-labor-between-1908-and-1916

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The Republican plan for the youth of the 99 percent. On the other hand, about 80 percent of Democrats in congress, such as Wall Street Senator Ron Wyden, vote with Republicans on things that benefit the 1 percent at the expense of the 99 percent. By the way, Wall Street's President Barack Obama likes to vote with Wyden.

The Republican plan for the youth of the 99 percent. On the other hand, about 80 percent of Democrats in congress, such as Wall Street Senator Ron Wyden, vote with Republicans on things that benefit the 1 percent at the expense of the 99 percent. By the way, Wall Street’s President Barack Obama likes to vote with Wyden.

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Happy Birthday Charles Dickens! You wrote about wretched conditions in England, and child labor, and your brilliance as a writer put out the worst of humanity on the very first page. And you entertained us.

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