Author Archives: Jack Barker

Puzder’s America

JoAnn Wise worked for Andrew Puzder’s Hardee’s restaurant for 20 years. She explains her position in the Washington Post on his nomination to lead the Labor Department. Quick summary: if you work somewhere for 20+ years, your raise over that time, adjusted for inflation, should be more than 2 cents per hour.

ProPublica Explains Deutsche Bank

ProPublica.org explains the relationship between the maligned German bank and so-called President Trump. Not only does he owe the bank hundreds of millions of dollars but he is now in charge of the regulators tasked with investigating Deutsche Bank.

Sanders/Cruz Healthcare Debate

“Old man seeking healthcare for millions disrupts attorney Eddie Munster’s Sermon.”

Economic Policy Institute Petition

EPI has a petition up to demand that Trump & Co. not revoke a series of Obama-era worker protections

NYT on #NetNeutrality

Here’s another story from the New York Times on the new FCC chairman making moves to dismantle net neutrality.  It seems weird that a former Verizon lawyer would not have the American consumer’s best interest at heart. Weird.

Financial Reform

Trump signed another fun executive order! Remember that law that said it was illegal for your financial advisor to give you advice that was contrary to your best interests?

#DeVos Confirmed for Dept. of Education

Betsy DeVos (R-Billionaire) has just been confirmed as the Secretary of Education.

Oops! #Puzder Employed Undocumented Immigrant

Ryan Grim at Huffington Post reports that Andrew Puzder, Trump’s nominee to be Secretary of Labor, hired an immigrant who was not eligible to work legally in this country to work in his home. Puzder has admitted to this.

FCC Ends Subsidized Internet for the Poor

The Washington Post reports that the FCC has begun to dismantle a federal program that offers a subsidy to poor people for broadband internet service.

#PresidentBannon

#PresidentBannon is on the cover of TIME Magazine: Everyone needs to buy a copy. Two copies. Three copies. When #SoCalledPresidentTrump sees that #Bannon outsold him he just might fire him. Worth a try, right?