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2 months ago  ::  Jul 29, 2022 - 7:31PM #721
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The Senate passed a bill to help sick veterans. Then 25 Republicans reversed course


www.npr.org/2022/07/29/1114417097/vetera...

2 months ago  ::  Jul 30, 2022 - 9:29AM #722
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Callous GOP Fist-Bump After Holding Up Aid For Burn-Pit Veterans Sparks Fury



The gloating was particularly hard to take after Republicans blocked medical help for vets, many of whom are suffering from cancer.

2 months ago  ::  Aug 02, 2022 - 10:34AM #723
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2 months ago  ::  Aug 08, 2022 - 9:33AM #724
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2 months ago  ::  Aug 09, 2022 - 9:54AM #725
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2 months ago  ::  Aug 09, 2022 - 12:09PM #726
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2 months ago  ::  Aug 11, 2022 - 8:34AM #727
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An excerpt from an op-ed on CNN:


"Imagine if America's ultra-wealthy invested the financial gains they made during the pandemic in affordable housing, child care centers or any of our country's other urgent human needs.


As of May, US billionaires had seen their wealth rise by more than $1.7 trillion — an increase of almost 60% since the beginning of the Covid-19 crisis, according to the Institute for Policy Studies and Americans for Tax Fairness. They could easily marshal their vast resources to make people's lives better — or at least blunt the pain many are still feeling from the height of the pandemic.

    Instead, how have we seen billionaires spending their fortunes? Space races. Jeff Bezos's reported yacht that's too big to get out of the port. Elon Musk's impulsive $44 billion Twitter takeover bid that he's now trying to abandon. Efforts to buy elections. It's hardly any wonder that people across the political spectrum are fed up with the billionaire class.





    But it's taken much longer for Washington to get the message. It's time for lawmakers and the administration to double down on addressing America's wealth inequality before the next crisis hits..."



    One simple change by members of the electorate can put us back on the right track.  Give the Democratic Party control of Congress and the filibuster-proof majority it needs in the Senate.  A truly progressive tax system will be adopted.  We dare to make the wealthy and large corporations pay their fair share.
    1 month ago  ::  Aug 16, 2022 - 10:08PM #728
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    A Mississippi franchise operator of five chain chicken wing restaurants was illegally deducting money from workers’ wages and violated child labor regulations, according to the U.S. Department of Labor.

    Boss Wings Enterprises LLC in Southaven, which is owned by the family of rapper Rick Ross, was ordered to pay almost $115,000 in back wages, liquidated damages and civil penalties to workers at its Wing Stop franchise locations after the U.S. Department of Labor found several violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act.

    Wing Stop is an Addison, Texas-based multinational chain of restaurants specializing in chicken wings.

    The company made employees pay for their uniforms, safety training, background checks and cash register shortages, according to an Aug. 11 new release from the deparment. It said the company also violated child labor regulations when it allowed a 15-year-old employee to work past 10 p.m. several times in June 2021.

    Read more: apnews.com/article/entertainment-music-m...

    1 month ago  ::  Aug 17, 2022 - 8:09AM #729
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    Aug 16, 2022 -- 10:08PM, NY23 wrote:


    A Mississippi franchise operator of five chain chicken wing restaurants was illegally deducting money from workers’ wages and violated child labor regulations, according to the U.S. Department of Labor.

    Boss Wings Enterprises LLC in Southaven, which is owned by the family of rapper Rick Ross, was ordered to pay almost $115,000 in back wages, liquidated damages and civil penalties to workers at its Wing Stop franchise locations after the U.S. Department of Labor found several violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act.

    Wing Stop is an Addison, Texas-based multinational chain of restaurants specializing in chicken wings.

    The company made employees pay for their uniforms, safety training, background checks and cash register shortages, according to an Aug. 11 new release from the deparment. It said the company also violated child labor regulations when it allowed a 15-year-old employee to work past 10 p.m. several times in June 2021.

    Read more: apnews.com/article/entertainment-music-m...




    Another prime example of corporate overreach.  Appropriate government regulation is vital to protect all of us, including children.

    1 month ago  ::  Aug 18, 2022 - 11:00AM #730
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    Aug 17, 2022 -- 8:09AM, bertram wrote:


    Aug 16, 2022 -- 10:08PM, NY23 wrote:


    A Mississippi franchise operator of five chain chicken wing restaurants was illegally deducting money from workers’ wages and violated child labor regulations, according to the U.S. Department of Labor.

    Boss Wings Enterprises LLC in Southaven, which is owned by the family of rapper Rick Ross, was ordered to pay almost $115,000 in back wages, liquidated damages and civil penalties to workers at its Wing Stop franchise locations after the U.S. Department of Labor found several violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act.

    Wing Stop is an Addison, Texas-based multinational chain of restaurants specializing in chicken wings.

    The company made employees pay for their uniforms, safety training, background checks and cash register shortages, according to an Aug. 11 new release from the deparment. It said the company also violated child labor regulations when it allowed a 15-year-old employee to work past 10 p.m. several times in June 2021.

    Read more: apnews.com/article/entertainment-music-m...




    Another prime example of corporate overreach.  Appropriate government regulation is vital to protect all of us, including children.




    Oh the horror of allowing a 15 year-old to work past 10pm in June in Texas when school is out.

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