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Video: What is Right-to-Work for Less?

Right-to-work laws redistribute income from the 99 to the 1 percent. That’s what they’re all about. Lower wages and benefits mean higher corporate profits, rising dividends and surging share prices for the 1 percent.

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A stunning number of protesters turned up on Sunday to protest Wall Street’s involvement in climate change. The protest shattered all kinds of records. For more on the story check out the following link from readersupportednews.org. Historic Climate Change Protest Shatters Record

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The minimum wage was established during the Great Depression so that wages would stop dropping. They had slipped 80 percent from 1929 to 1933 and FDR’s brain’s trust recognized that nothing would get purchased unless people could buy things, and with wages dropping faster than an anchor into deep waters, the Great Depression could never be ended without such legislation.

Nowadays, Republicans and Wall Street Democrats (the majority of the Democratic establishment in D.C.) are happy to keep the minimum wage lower than gains in inflation and productivity, which is an action that weakens the purchasing power of people. However, by keeping the wage artificially low, 95 percent of income growth in the USA goes to the 1 percent, and mostly to the top one-tenth of one percent, which depresses economic activity, but corrupts government more and more. In other words, keeping the minimum wage low redistributes income to the 1 percent while weakening the economy in the process.

Recent studies show that raising the minimum wage increases economic activity and grows jobs. That’s because minimum wage workers have more money to spend, and so they do.

 

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The stuff below is from the Facebook page of US Senator Elizabeth Warren, a strong supporter of the middle class against the legislative and economic attacks of the 1 percent.

“Letting employers decide whether women can get birth control covered on their insurance plans is so important to House Republicans that they are willing to shutter the government and potentially tank the economy over issues like whether women can access birth control coverage. In the year 2013. Not the year 1913—the year 2013. I have a daughter and I have granddaughters. I will never vote to let a group of backward-looking ideologues cut women’s access to birth control. We have lived in that world, and we are not going back. Not ever. Watch my speech tonight on the floor of the Senate here.”

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Video: Walmart Workers Strike, September 5, 2013

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