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From Robert Reich

From Robert Reich

The only way back toward sustained growth and prosperity in the United States is to remake the basic bargain linking pay to productivity. This would give the American middle class the purchasing power they need to keep the economy going. Part of the answer is, as in Germany, stronger labor unions — unions strong enough to demand a fair share of the gains from productivity growth. The current Republican assault on workers’ rights continues a thirty-year war on American workers’ wages. That long-term war has finally taken its toll on the American economy. It’s time to fight back. SOURCE

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Potted Meat Status Update

Potted Meat Status Update

Clawson Citgo. Carries the full line.

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People

People’s Budget

The majority of America thinks cuts to Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid, K-12 education, heating assistance to low-income families, student loans, unemployment insurance, and scientific and medical research are completely unacceptable. In contrast, Americans find a progressive tax policy very acceptable. The overwhelming majority of America supports additional taxes on millionaires and billionaires, eliminating unnecessary weapons systems, eliminating tax credits for the oil and gas industries, phasing out Bush tax cuts, and eliminating subsidies for new nuclear power plants. Poll after poll give voice to what Americans are asking of us. PDF Source

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JOE BAGEANT HAS DIED

JOE BAGEANT HAS DIED

Joe described himself as a redneck socialist, and he was. He was profoundly concerned with the fate of the people he wrote about, those who worked hard all their lives and ended up with nothing. Funny: I’ve never met a socialist who didn’t care about others, or a capitalist who did. The truth is that a great many decent people are on the wrong side of the intelligence curve, don’t come from families that send their young to university,and can’t protect themselves from the corporate lawyers and bought legislatures. SOURCE

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WISCONSIN WORKERS HELP JAPAN

WISCONSIN WORKERS HELP JAPAN

In response to the tragic events in Japan, the more than 65,000 Wisconsin workers represented by AFSCME Councils 24, 40 and 48 are donating $50,000 to an earthquake relief fund established by RENGO, Japan’s trade union confederation on behalf of all AFSCME members nationwide. “Even as our members are facing great stress from being singled out as scapegoats for our state’s budgetary problems, their true nature shows though,” says Marty Beil, executive director of the Wisconsin State Employees Union, Council 24. SOURCE

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MI GOV SNYDER ATTACKS THE WORKING POOR

MI GOV SNYDER ATTACKS THE WORKING POOR

Woodard added the decision is an attack on low-income families, because most of the child care providers are among the working poor. “If they don’t have help getting what they’re due, they’ll be worse off than before.” A lot of people are going to be devastated, and it’s not fair for the kids. Most people aren’t doing child care for the money. They’re doing it because they love kids. Snyder’s budget proposal taxes pensions of retirees on fixed incomes, slashes the state’s education system and raises taxes on the working poor by eliminating the Earned Income Tax Credit. SOURCE

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REMEMBER

REMEMBER

What the Republicans don’t understand is that we’re all in the same boat. You take one of us down, you take all of us. This unified everyone. SOURCE This is not a joke, not a story, not some nonsense post about talking birds – as fun as those are. This is reality. The rulers, the powers that be, the conservatives, they want only one thing from you: Total Submission. They will crush you and your family and your community into the earth if it will get them more power.

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WE ARE AMERICA

WE ARE AMERICA

We Are Wisconsin from Finn Ryan on Vimeo.

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