The Great Recession Is Over, So Why Are American Workers Still Struggling?

It’s almost a daily occurrence where I’ll hear some conservative complaining about how “Obummer is killing our economy” and how government regulations are killing the jobs market. This is usually combined with a rant about how President Obama is trying to kill off Americans with Ebola, impose Communism, sharia law or whatever else the right-wing […]

Anti-Obama Millionaire CEO David Siegel Raises Minimum Wage For His Employees

I am a firm believer in giving credit when credit is due, regardless of political affiliation. If you’ve read this website for any period of time, you’re sure to note that we certainly don’t pull any punches in criticizing conservatives when they do stupid or hateful things – and we also don’t have any problem […]

Corporate Greed Could Mean The End Of Wal-Mart’s Dominance

Goldman Sachs recently changed their advice on Wal-Mart stock from “buy” to “neutral,” and it wouldn’t be a surprise to me if they changed it to “sell” over the next few quarters. In fact, it seems like the heyday of the big box stores like Wal-Mart, Target and others may be coming to an end. […]

In One Line Mitt Romney Destroys Key Piece of Republican Propaganda, Proves the Party is Out of Touch

While it’s easy to bash George W. Bush (and rightfully so), today’s new breed of Republicans – most notably the tea party affiliated ones) make Bush seem like a moderate by comparison.  Heck, even ideas Republicans supported not too long ago have suddenly become “radical liberal socialism.”  Nowadays with conservatives we’re having debates over proven […]

Republicans Prove Once Again They Hate the Working Poor, Filibuster Minimum Wage Increase

Republicans like to claim that they’re “listening to the American people,” which might be true… if by “the American people” they mean big corporations and the richest among us.  Nearly every economic policy they support directly benefits big business and the rich while offering the “promise” that by doing so the rest of us will […]

The State of the Low Wage Workers

Raising the federal minimum wage to $10.10 an hour would not only help those who work minimum wage jobs, but will raise the standard of living for all low wage workers as compensation adjusts at the lower end of the pool. Which is probably why Fox News complains that fairer compensation is just soooo unpopular […]

One Ridiculous Republican Quote that Sums Up Their Ignorance About Living in Poverty

Sometimes I run across a quote that I literally have to read twice because it’s so absurd that my mind doesn’t believe what my eyes just saw.  And that’s what happened when I saw the story about Kevin Madden, a CNN contributor and former adviser to Mitt Romney, speaking about his opposition to a hike […]

Common Sense Shown by a Republican? Conservative Millionaire on a Mission to Raise the Minimum Wage

Let me go ahead and get this out of the way — no, this is not satire.  Lately it seems more often than not that disclaimer needs to be used when discussing conservative politics or politicians. But the headline is real.  Conservative millionaire Ron Unz, a former Republican California gubernatorial candidate, is actively pushing for […]

The Next Time a Republican Says They Oppose a Hike to the Minimum Wage, Just Show Them This

“The minimum wage kills jobs!” I’m sure you’ve heard this rallying cry from many conservatives.  It’s a line that might sound like it makes sense to gullible Republican voters—except it doesn’t. Make no mistake about it, our minimum wage and the amount of people on welfare at deeply intertwined.  Welfare, of course, being another issue […]