“Sanders claims victory on $15 minimum wage in party platform, but is defeated on TPP”


POLITICO

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“Poll: Who can get ahead in the U.S.?”


CBS NEWS

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“Democrats should’ve run on economic populism. Instead they ran on ‘not really Obama’ and got creamed”


DAILY KOS

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“Another death knell for the middle class”


CBS NEWS

It may be time to play a dirge for the American middle class.

While many American families enjoyed rising prosperity in the decades following World War II, those wealth gains have eroded, leaving the middle-class poorer than anytime since the 1940s, according to new research from economists Emmanuel Saez of University of California, Berkeley and Gabriel Zucman of the London School of Economics.

At the same time, the richest Americans have become richer, putting their share of wealth at the dizzying heights only seen during the era of “The Great Gatsby” and the Gilded Age of the robber barons, the researchers note. FULL ARTICLE

So, Republicans are “tired of hearing” about the problems of poor people and the middle class. Why would average Republicans vote for their party? [SIC]


MSNBC

Chris Christie: I’m ‘tired’ of minimum wage talk

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“I’m tired of hearing about the minimum wage. I really am.”
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“Obamas want their daughters to experience work for minimum wage”


MSNBC

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“Working Hard”


“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.

FULL ARTICLE

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LEVITY AND MINIMUM WAGE – Cartoon #12


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LEVITY AND MINIMUM WAGE – Cartoon #11


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