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“Undertime” will solve many of our economic woes

This is my proposed amendment to The Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 (FLSA; also referred to as the Wages and Hours Bill), a federal statute of the United States: In addition to the payment of overtime wages at 1.5 times the normal rate for workers, who exceed eight hours per day or 40 hours a week, the Federal Government shall require employers, who schedule any employee less than 30 […]

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Worker earns $12,320 more than “boss”, despite same hours. Let’s end employers’ abuse of “management” exemption.

The threshold to qualify for overtime pay, now $23,660, is expected to rise to $50,440 a year if new regulations are adopted by the Barack Obama administration. Until now, companies were allowed to call you a manager, pay you $26,000 and require you to work, say, 58 hours a week – no extra pay for hours worked more than 40. This has left many Americans earning far less than the […]

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“Fair Tax” by GOP would be fairy tale windfall for the rich

Leave it to the greedy politicians and their wealthy puppet masters to come up with yet another “reform” that will benefit the upper class at the expense of the other 99%. This time it’s called the “Fair Tax”, and it’s made of fairy dust for the entitled. Every GOP candidate for President appears to have been told this is the official goal for the year. It’s now a mainstay for […]

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Rich retiree today will earn $168,000 more Social Security benefits than the poor, despite same total FICA taxes

Social Security benefits the poor less than the rich when you look at statistics. Poor men live about ten years less than rich men (top 10%). Middle class men survive about five years less than the top 10%. The survival gap between men and women is stark for the poor, but doesn’t exist for the rich. Why? The poor work harder, usually at menial jobs, sometimes two jobs. They have […]

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Investor-owned properties destroying Baltimore home prices, while encouraging new slumlords, and bankrupting residents

Banks and investors own, plan to foreclose or auction, thousands of houses in Baltimore. Most are decrepit, but many are valued up to nearly a million dollars. But if you don’t have the cash, do you really think a mortgage company will finance your purchase here? In one big city after another depressed property prices have been windfalls for slum landlords. They buy hundreds, sometimes a thousand or more houses […]

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Millions of white and black pupils in poverty need city services for neighborhoods, not gentrification

The number of children in poverty from Kids Count show 4.082 million African American, 5.225 million non-Hispanic white, and 5.814 million Hispanic. Half of the Hispanic total (an ethnic measure of origin in Spain or South and Central America, including Mexico) is half white race and half black race. Removing the ethnic division, the racial totals would be 6.989 million black and 8.132 million white. A common sense analysis says […]

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Commies buy American Hummer name and may close its Shreveport, Lousiana, factory in 2012

Hummer, the off-road vehicle that once epitomized America’s love for hulking trucks, is now in the hands of a Communist Chinese heavy equipment maker. General Motors Co. and Sichuan Tengzhong Heavy Industrial Machinery Corp. finally signed the much-anticipated deal to sell the brand today. Tengzhong will get an 80 percent stake in the company, while Hong Kong investor Suolang Duoji, who indirectly owns a large stake in Tengzhong through an […]

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