Does the BLS proclaiming an official inflation rate of 1.5% mean anything to most working class families?
No. Because the BLS figures are based on 8 categories and 200 sub-categories which Congress has mandated them to track.
Would a 1.5% inflation adjustment to a Minimum Wage of $9.50 an hour mean anything to a working class family? Anyone got a calculator handy? What does $9.50 times 1.5% come to?
Surely not to many working class families sitting around shivering watching the Super Bowl will laugh over this joke.
Apparently millionaire labor "leaders" like Eliot Seide buy into this bullshit according to the last contract he negotiated for Minnesota state employees.
Perhaps it is because Eliot Seide and Shar Knutson don't understand "cost-of-living" that their own members are upset with them.
And Obama cut heating assistance the same way he cut food stamps while making sure the Military-Industrial Complex is getting fed to be fat and sassy ready for the next war Obama intends to start. Of course, the
The typical heating oil customer who lives in the colder climes will spend more than $2,000 on fuel this winter, up 35 percent from the winter of 2008-2009
Those heating with propane will see an even greater surge in home heating expenses; but, again, the
National Energy Assistance Directors’ Association
Does our billionaire Governor Dayton have problems paying his heating bills?
What about Shar Knutson or Eliot Seide--- do you suppose they have problems paying their home heating bills?
These people are bringing in the top gun of the United States labor movement to try to sell Minnesotans on a poverty Minimum Wage instead of the living wage they said they were for--- do you think millionaire labor "leader" Richard Trumka has a problem paying his heating bill?
What about Kathleen Blake, the foundation-flower for Take Action Minnesota--- do you think she has a problem paying her heating bill this winter?
Is it any wonder members of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) here in Minnesota are now circulating this leaflet? Maybe they just got their monthly heating bill?