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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...

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

Let's talk...

Let's talk...

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

And they call this "democracy."

Minnesota has established a "Select Committee on Living Wage Jobs."

Committee Chair: Ryan Winkler (Democrat)


Susan Allen (Democrat)
Pat Garofalo (Republican)
Andrea Kieffer (Republican)
Jenifer Loon (Republican)
Joe Radinovich (Democrat)
JoAnn Ward (Democrat)

What I don't understand is why this Committee is searching for data and documentation everyplace except for the United States Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics?

I have never seen nor heard such dishonesty from a group of politicians who are eager to find "evidence" to back their proposals for a pathetic and miserly "increase" in the Minimum Wage which won't kick in until 2015; which, in terms of real dollars, would leave the Minimum Wage lower than it is now.

These shysters with their Democratic super-majority are so crass and cruel as they try to create issues for themselves to run on in 2014 that they would try to pull off this cruel hoax hoping voters won't understand what they have done until the 2014 election is over.