I LOVE this idea.
‘Workers at Target, Walmart and McDonald’s need food stamps to survive. Should the companies be taxed accordingly’?
‘As conceived, the “bad business fee” legislation would require companies to disclose how many of their employees are receiving public assistance from the state or federal government’.
‘Companies would then pay a fine based on the de facto subsidies they receive by externalizing (See : Passing On To Taxpayers) labor costs onto taxpayers’.
‘Just how much money are low-wage businesses draining from local, state and federal coffers’?
‘A study released in April by Americans for Tax Fairness, a coalition of more than 400 organizations that advocate progressive tax reform, estimated that Walmart alone costs taxpayers $6.2 billion annually in public assistance’.
‘Can you name the worst job you’ve ever had’?
‘For Cliff Martin, that’s not an easy question. All three of his current jobs—delivering newspapers, delivering magazines and working as a janitor—are strong contenders’.
‘Taken together, they pay so poorly that the 20-year-old Northfield, Minnesota, native relies on MNsure, the state Medicaid plan, for healthcare and lives at home with his father to save money’.
‘But what if Martin’s bosses had to fork over a fee to the state for paying him so badly’?
‘That money, in turn, could be used to help support Martin and his fellow low-wage workers in a variety of ways, from direct subsidies for food and housing to social programs such as Medicaid or public transportation’.
‘TakeAction Minnesota, a network that promotes economic and racial justice in the state, wants to make that fee a reality’.
‘It’s developing the framework for a bill that it hopes will be introduced in 2015 by state legislators who have worked with the network in the past’.
From : http://inthesetimes.com/article/16949/the_bad_boss_tax
My personal opinion of Joe Scarborugh is that if his lips are moving he’s either lying or telling for the umpteenth time how ‘when he was in Congress’.
Good Buddha I am so sick and tired of hearing about ‘When I was in Congress’. That was 20 frickin years ago.
Hey Joe, read The Last Of The Millenniums and you won’t tell such big ass lies since I’d already posted on this.
Every hear of the internet Joe?
How about actual history?
FOX’s Mike Wallace :
” I was covering Ronald Reagan at that time. He was in Santa Barbara at his ranch when that happened, and quite frankly he didn’t want to leave. And his advisers realized how terrible this looked, and eventually persuaded him he had to fly back to Washington and had to give this speech to the nation, but it did take him four days”.(1)
‘During Monday’s broadcast of Morning Joe, host Joe Scarborough had to be corrected by co-host Mika Brzezinski after Scarborough had claimed former President Ronald Reagan immediately canceled a vacation and flew back to Washington after a Korean airliner was shot down by the Soviet Union in 1983’.
BRZEZINSKI: “At the same time there’s these parallels being made to Ronald Reagan and how he responded to the Korean airliner. It took him four days to go back and make the strong statements that he made, just for some perspective”.
SCARBOROUGH: “He immediately canceled his vacation”.
BRZEZINSKI: “No, he didn’t, actually”.
SCARBOROUGH: “Yes, he actually did”.
BRZEZINSKI: “No, he didn’t immediately cancel it”.
SCARBOROUGH: “Yes, he did. He immediately canceled it. He immediately went back to the White House. He immediately canceled fund-raising events and campaign events. Yes, he did. You can go back and look. Ronald Reagan didn’t keep campaigning. He stopped when the Korean airliner went down”.
From : http://www.politicususa.com/2014/07/21/morning-joes-joe-scarborough-caught-telling-huge-lie-ronald-reagan.html
(1) : http://mediamatters.org/blog/2014/07/18/on-heels-of-tragic-plane-crash-fox-rewrites-rea/200144
Right now, the prospects for the US Senate have gone from turning Republican to 50/50 to Democrats holding.
Regardless of what happens – We need to ‘Ditch Mitch’.
THAT would be the best victory – no matter what else happens in 2014.
‘A local Republican Party leader in Kentucky has resigned her position in act of protest against Sen. Mitch McConnell’.
‘According to WFPL’:
“After serving on the Daviess County Republican Party’s leadership team for almost three years, Owensboro native Barbara Knott had enough”.
“I have resigned from the executive committee of the Republican Party because I will not support Mitch McConnell,” Knott, chair of the Owensboro Tea Party, said in a telephone interview”.
“I have a big 4×8 sign in my front yard that says ‘Retire Mitch.’ It’s going to stay there through the election. I will not vote for that man.”
‘Tea party activists are outraged at McConnell because he funded an ad in support of Sen. Thad Cochran during the Republican Mississippi Senate runoff’.
‘McConnell has always been on thin ice with the state’s tea partiers, and his decision to play such an active role in the Mississippi contest is coming back to haunt him’.
‘If Sen. McConnell loses the tea party crowd, he is going to have a nearly impossible time winning the election in November, and if the Senate Minority Leader loses his seat, Republican chances of taking back the Senate go down the tubes’.
‘By abandoning McConnell, tea partiers are doing what they do best. The tea party may once again end up helping Democrats keep their majority in the US Senate’.
From : http://www.politicususa.com/2014/07/21/bad-worse-mitch-kentucky-gop-leader-resigns-protest-mcconnell.html
‘When local newspaper The Tennessean asked Kelly to back up those claims with any sources, he said he couldn’t produce a single example’.
‘According to Kelly, Mohyuddin had told him these beliefs while they were in private conversation’.
‘A Tennessee Republican county commissioner and self-professed Christian patriot, Mark Kelly can come up with just one reason why voters should choose him over his Democratic challenger’:
“He’s a Christian and the other guy is undeniably Muslim“.
‘On July 16th, Kelly sent out a campaign letter to constituents asking that they support him and not challenger, Muslim-American Zak Mohyuddin. He pointed out that Mohyuddin is a Muslim and hates America’.
“My opponent has expressed his beliefs publicly that the United States is not a Christian nation; that the American flag should be removed from public buildings because it is a symbol of tyranny and oppression; that public prayer should be banned because it insults non-Christians; and that the Bible should be removed from public places.”
From : http://www.addictinginfo.org/2014/07/21/tennessee-republican-to-voters-dont-vote-for-my-opponent-hes-an-unpatriotic-muslim/
Not a single word of actual policy comes from Republicans.
Just ‘sue the President’.
‘Impeach the President’.
Vote 50 times to repeal, defund or delay his policy.
Vote to shutdown the Government.
Vote to cut food stamps.
Not vote to raise the minimum wage.
And now, just 6 short years ago the Republican nominee for Vice President says President Obama is ‘an affront to God’.
This is the Republican party.
Why do Republican hate America?
What did we do for Republicans to hate us so?
‘The Democrats’ plan involves targeting states where one or both legislative chambers have vulnerable Republican majorities’.
‘Flip enough state houses by 2020 (just moving a state from full Republican control to a split helps even if it doesn’t create a Democratic majority) and we can help flip the US House’.
‘Undoing the crazy republican gerrymandering in Florida, Texas, North Carolina, and Ohio alone might well be enough to ensure a Democratic House majority’.
‘At Netroots Nation in Detroit, there was a panel by that name, and it did not disappoint. Moderator Tom Bonier began by laying out how Republicans approach gerrymandering, and elections in general’:
“If you can’t win fair, change the rules”.
‘And that’s pretty accurate’.
‘Republicans do this on any number of fronts’,
“Purging the voter rolls in ways that throw legitimate voters off the rolls’,
‘In addition to these, Republicans have excelled in mastering the redistricting process by gerrymandering districts at the local, state, and federal level’.
‘The two sides don’t do it to anywhere near the same degree, however’.
‘In the runup to the 2010 elections, Republicans developed a $30 million plan called REDMAP to aid in their attempt to flip state legislatures and thus gerrymander districts going forward. As you can see above, it worked’.
‘And it’s gerrymandering that this panel focused on. I know you all want to know what the secret plan is. I know that’s what I was wondering from the time I first saw the list of panels. Here it is’: