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Alan Maki

Alan Maki
Doing research at the LBJ Library in Austin, Texas

It's time to claim our Peace Dividend

It's time to claim our Peace Dividend

We need to beat swords into plowshares.

We need to beat swords into plowshares.

A program for real change...

http://peaceandsocialjustice.blogspot.com/2013/03/a-progressive-program-for-real-change.html


What we need is a "21st Century Full Employment Act for Peace and Prosperity" which would make it a mandatory requirement that the president and Congress attain and maintain full employment.


"Voting is easy and marginally useful, but it is a poor substitute for democracy, which requires direct action by concerned citizens"

- Ben Franklin

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Friday, May 31, 2013

Minnesota's Democratic super majority refused to end the growing impoveritization of the working class; why?

It would seem by now people would be catching on to the game being played by the Democrats where certain members of Congress are assigned the role of pretending to advocate for some reforms when the rest of the Democrats know their responsibility is to see these reforms defeated.

Here in Minnesota Democrats played this game out to the hilt with the Democratic Governor saying he wanted to see the minimum wage raised to one figure; the leader of the state House saying he wanted to see the minimum wage raised to another amount and the leader of the state Senate (a guy, Tom Bakk, who clings to fame claiming himself to have been a labor leader when the only thing he led was the racist struggle in opposition to the enforcement of Affirmative Action in the building trades) supported another amount that was lower than the Governor or the House agreed to--- so, in the end all the Democrats--- forming a super majority--- pretend to wring their hands saying they couldn't come to an agreement on how much the Minimum Wage should be raised so there will be no raise in the Minimum Wage in Minnesota which is now at a pathetic $6.25 an hour--- a dollar lower than Mississippi's miserly Minimum Wage.

Why didn't these same morons have any trouble and dissension raising their own pay?

And, why didn't the billionaire Governor stump the state advocating for a real living Minimum Wage that was based on all cost of living factors including the soaring costs of gas, home heating fuels, electricity, food and clothing?

The Minnesota AFL-CIO, with the Obama-loving Communist, Mark Froemke among its state leadership and fellow traveler Shar Knutson at the helm, made all kinds of excuses for the Democrats refusing to increase the Minimum Wage--- disgraceful given the fact Obama claims he is for an increase in the Minimum Wage (which was part of his 2008 campaign promise) but which he has never sought.

Talk about your three ring circus---

A Democratic Governor, billionaire Mark Dayton who received most of his campaign contributions from the Rockefellers.

A shit-ass, Democratic leader of the State House who is nothing but a worthless wimp who graduated with a Law degree from Harvard, Paul Thiessen.

A leader of the State Senate, Tom Bakk.

Leading a Democratic super-majority who refused to raise the Minimum Wage a nickle.

And then these Obama-loving clowns like Mark Froemke and Shar Knutson who can't "negotiate" anything other than concessions for their own members claiming to be "advocates" for increasing the Minimum Wage for workers who never asked for their "representation" distracting workers from the need for struggle.

There really needs to be a discussion about what it is going to take the working class to move forward in advancing the struggle to improve lives and living conditions because what happened here in Minnesota with something so fundamental and basic as the Minimum Wage clearly demonstrates labor's "leaders" led around by these worthless Democrats can't get the job done... really, none of them care two-shits about working people