Category 99%

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.

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?

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.

Trump Begins Dismantling Financial Regulation

Poor, poor Wall Street, barely able to eke out record profits under these Draconian regulations.

#Puzder

Here is a good rundown of why Hardee’s CEO Andrew Puzder is a horrendous choice to run the Department of Labor. He has built his company by exploiting workers. DOL is supposed to be an advocate for workers, not a thinktake for corporate malfeasance. 

Krugman on G.O.P. Idiocy

Er, wait… I mean strategy. “Crank economics, crank science, crank foreign policy are all necessary parts of a candidate‚Äôs resume.”

Robert Reich explains why we need to end corporate welfare

https://youtu.be/jsqz0SqVKQQ

AMERICA, THE 99%, AND INFORMATION SUPERIORITY

Kind of a must-read, kiddies… Definitely a should-read. http://truth-out.org/news/item/26754-computerized-election-theft-and-the-new-american-century