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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

Let's talk...

Let's talk...

Friday, November 1, 2013

Who is lobbying Minnesota legislators and the governor on the issue of the Minimum Wage? Might it be Wal-mart and the Minnesota Indian Gaming Association?

As Minnesota politicians are discussing raising the Minimum Wage, I wonder if they are being lobbied by the Waltons and Wal-mart? I think I will send them an e-mail to ask them. Shouldn't we have these politicians disclose right up front who is lobbying them when it comes to the issue of raising the Minimum Wage since not one single Minnesota State Legislator nor the Governor with a Democratic super-majority is proposing that the Minimum Wage be a real living wage based on all "cost of living" factors as tracked by the United States Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics so we can all have a decent "standard of living" in accordance with what is called for in the United Nations' Universal Declaration of Human Rights? How is it the wealthy keep tricking us into giving them all the treats? The United States is by far the wealthiest country in the world. The 65the Anniversary of the United Nations' Universal Declaration of Human Rights is coming up on December 10th; and we still don't have a Minimum Wage that is a real living wage or jobs for all. 






















Something to think about:

How does this percentage change when we factor in the wealth of the other Fortune 500 Billionaires?