Posts Tagged ‘Labor’
Our financial elites are the new secessionists. By Mike Lofgren It was 1993, during congressional debate over the North American Free Trade Agreement. I was having lunch with a staffer for one of the rare Republican congressmen who opposed the policy of so-called free trade. To this day, I remember something my colleague said: “The rich elites of this country have far more in common with their counterparts in London, Paris, and Tokyo than with their fellow American citizens.” That ... Full Story
Is Obama a Socialist? By Tom Head, About.com Guide Answer: Not by any definition of the term that mainstream socialists would consider acceptable. It's true that both the Bush and Obama administrations introduced government subsidies in industries that the government has not historically subsidized to the same extent, but this is not, strictly speaking, a socialist move because it does nothing to concentrate ... Full Story
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14 defining characteristics of fascism: the U.S. in 2012 By Gregory Patin , Madison Independent Examiner "When fascism comes to America, it will be wrapped in the flag and carrying the cross." --- Sinclair Lewis, It Can't Happen Here . (1935) In the spring of 2003, ex-corporate executive and political scientist Lawrence W. Britt published an essay in Free Inquiry magazine entitled "Fascism Anyone?" In his work, Britt examined the traits of the two governments that formed ... Full Story
Press Release WASHINGTON D.C. – In light of proposed changes to the Fair Labor Standards Act, Rep. Cory Gardner (R-CO) is asking U.S. Labor Secretary Hilda Solis to abandon the new rules, saying they would threaten Colorado agriculture and opportunities for aspiring young farmers. The proposed revisions would prohibit children on farms from participating in a variety of activities including operating a tractor, applying pesticides and working with livestock. Children would also be ... Full Story
In recent congressional hearings, the people responsible for this year's major salmonella poisoning of at least 1600 people were questioned about the unsanitary practices at their farm. As usual, they tried to play down their responsibility. The FDA reports, available online as pdf files outline the disgusting filth at these "farms." A recent article in Care2, an online semi-news source gives a good rundown on the situation. This is a prime example of unbridled, unrestrained capitalism ... Full Story