“A Democratic Contract With America: How to Retake the House and Combat Economic Inequality”


THE HUFFINGTON POST

Ian Reifowitz

Author of ‘Obama’s America: A Transformative Vision of Our National Identity’

WHY WE PROPOSE TO DO THIS:
This bold plan will restore equality of opportunity in our country. It enshrines the central value of the American Dream, that every American child should have an equal chance at achieving the good life: a job that allows him or her to support a family, and eventually enjoy a safe, secure retirement.

Our plan is fiscally responsible. First of all, increasing the minimum wage will directly save our government money by leaving fewer working people in need of government support. Today, millions of people who work full-time still need Medicaid, food stamps, and other aid because the minimum wage is too low to bring them out of poverty. McDonald’s is even telling its employees to seek out government assistance.

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“Fast-food strikes scheduled for August 29, day after March on Washington”


NBC NEWS/THE GRIO

By Carrie Healey

Fast Food
Fast Food (Photo credit: SteFou!)

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On August 29th, the day after the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington, fast-food workers around the nation are planning to strike for better pay and working conditions

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Workers going on strike are demanding $15 an hour wages, mirroring the demand for $2 an hour the organizers of the 1963 march made.

The average fast-food employee earns minimum wage.

In New York City minimum wage is $7.25 an hour.

“It’s noisy, it’s really hot, fast, they rush you,” McDonald’s employee Nathalia Sepulveda told theGrio in late July during a previous fast-food walkout.  ”Sometimes you don’t even get breaks. All for $7.25? It’s crazy.”

According to the Bureau of Labor and Statistics, the average wage for combined food preparation and serving workers, including fast-food, is $8.68 an hour.

“I’ve been spending time with these fast food workers, retail workers,” President of the NAACP Ben Jealous said on MSNBC Sunday.  ”Folks are making $7.25″

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“Are Happy Gut Bacteria key to Weight Loss”


Imbalances in the microbial community in your intestines may lead to metabolic syndrome, obesity, and diabetes. What does science say about how to reset our bodies?

MOTHER JONES

By Moises Velasquez-Manoff

A few years before Super Size Me hit theaters in 2004, Dr. Paresh Dandona, a diabetes specialist in Buffalo, New York, set out to measure the body’s response to McDonald’s—specifically breakfast. Over several mornings, he fed nine normal-weight volunteers an egg sandwich with cheese and ham, a sausage muffin sandwich, and two hash brown patties.

Dandona is a professor at the State University of New York-Buffalo who also heads the Diabetes-Endocrinology Center of Western New York, and what he observed has informed his research ever since. Levels of a C-reactive protein, an indicator of systemic inflammation, shot up “within literally minutes.” “I was shocked,” he recalls, that “a simple McDonald’s meal that seems harmless enough”—the sort of high-fat, high-carbohydrate meal that 1 in 4 Americans eats regularly—would have such a dramatic effect. And it lasted for hours.

Inflammation comes in many forms. The swelling of a sprained ankle indicates repairing torn muscle and tendon. The redness and pain around an infected cut signifies the body’s repulsion of microbes. The fever, aches, and pains that accompany the flu represent a body-wide seek-and-destroy mission directed against an invading virus. They’re all essential to survival, the body’s response to a perceived threat or injury. But inflammation can also cause collateral damage, especially when the response is overwhelming—like in septic shock—or when it goes on too long.

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Woman Finds Fried Chicken Head In Her McDonald’s Nuggets! Funny Gross Accident!


CHECK YOUR FAST FOOD!

What’s in a Filet of Fish Sandwich at McDonald’s?


A McDonald's Filet-O-Fish sandwich
A McDonald's Filet-O-Fish sandwich (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Jamie Oliver – Chicken Nuggets Experiment (2010-03-26)


Delicious Chicken nuggets.
Delicious Chicken nuggets. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)