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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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Monday, April 7, 2014

Minnesota Democrats have more empathy for employers than for workers.

The Minnesota Democratic Farmer-Labor Party with a super-majority sticks it to workers, again.

Interesting how these Democrats can control wages to remain at poverty levels but they can't control and redistribute wealth back to the workers who create it.

Once again working people who are experiencing a cost-of-living crisis have been screwed by the Democrats.

$9.50 is a poverty wage and indexing a poverty wage to inflation will not end poverty. Obviously the "compromise" was another poverty wage for workers which will depress all wages in return for a luxurious Senate Office Building which will be more conducive to these politicians getting their corporate bribes. This Minimum Wage "deal" is a complete disaster for the working class since by the time this $9.50 kicks in the "cost-of-living crisis" will have more than eaten up any "raise."

I find it interesting how as soon as Republicans get their super-majorities they go into a full attack mode on the working class as we see in Wisconsin, Michigan and North Carolina but Democrats wimp out in defending and improving the rights and livelihoods of the working class.

For years under Pawlenty and the Republicans Minnesota workers suffered set-back after set-back and now Minnesota Democrats won't even bring life back to pre-Republican times.

These millionaire labor "leaders" like AFSCME's Eliot Seide who pushed this $9.50 betrayal will see their memberships left without any public support in future contract negotiations with public or private employers since what is good for the goose is good for the gander... let everyone live on $9.50 an hour.

It is the epitome of hypocrisy that these over-paid Minnesota Democratic Farmer-Labor Party politicians would enact a Minimum Wage that is just one more poverty wage after promising a real living--- non-poverty--- wage to get the votes of workers.

http://www.startribune.com/politics/statelocal/254132521.html

Democrats deserve to be punished at the polls.