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blondexter:

chubbymon:

fuc-kkk:

kadabralin:

fierceawakening:

art-vandelay-xvx:

and-the-devil-makes-three:

beardenvy:

queeniman:

lulz-time:

BREAKING: Seattle becomes the first city to raise its minimum wage to $15/hour. SHARE if Congress should take Seattle’s lead! 
the current minimum wage (at least in NY) is $8.00 and less than a year ago it was $7.25, so yes.

Wow

Nope nope and nope. Make better decisions and life and you won’t be working a minimum wage job.

^ That’s literally the dumbest fucking thing I’ve ever read in my life. Are you the kind of person that goes up to homeless people and tells them to get a job? Good fuuuuuuuuuuuucking lord. If everyone was able to get a “better” job, there would be absolutely no-one populating the mass expanse of the workforce. Are you unable to see how this suggestion is completely and utterly illogical? And extremely rude?
Thank god people in Seattle have good heads on their shoulders so single mothers working 3 minimum wage jobs to feed their children can finally be treated like actual live human beings with needs and not capitalistic automatons. 

"Just get a better job" is the most white bread privilege shit I’ve ever heard.

I don’t even think it’s white privilege. I think it’s just near-bottomless dumbfuckery.

"Get a better job," they said.
Suddenly, every custodian everywhere quits their job and gets a better one. Now, upon entering public restrooms, everyone is handed a spray bottle and toilet brush, because now they have to scrub their own shit out of that public porcelain throne. Women’s restrooms come complete with plastic bags, because they have to bring their soiled period products home with them and dispose of them at home, because there is no more public waste removal.
"Get a better job," they said.
All fast food employees quit and find a “better job”. No more fast food places! There also aren’t any restaurants. Better learn to cook your own shitty garbage burgers. You have only yourself to yell at if you forget the cheese.
"Get a better job," they said.
Retail stores no longer have any employees. All shopping must be done online, but you have to drive out and pick up the supplies yourself because the Fedex people quit and got better jobs, too.
"Just get a better job," they said!
You now have to grow and make every single thing you ever consume for the rest of your life, because no one wants to do it for you at $7 an hour.
Fuck you.

^ THE LAST COMMENT THOUGH FUCKIN AMEN

I’ll always reblog this.

for that comment I will reblog

Can I just add that, after the “great recession”, many heads of household had to take minimum wage jobs because those were the only jobs available! Six years later, most of those people are STILL working in those jobs because they have bills to pay and families to feed! Are we supposed to forget that? Are we supposed to forget that, after wall street gambled away our future, many Americans were left with nothing? And now are expected to just magically find these mythical “better jobs”?
This disconnect from reality is obscene!

blondexter:

chubbymon:

fuc-kkk:

kadabralin:

fierceawakening:

art-vandelay-xvx:

and-the-devil-makes-three:

beardenvy:

queeniman:

lulz-time:

BREAKING: Seattle becomes the first city to raise its minimum wage to $15/hour. SHARE if Congress should take Seattle’s lead! 

the current minimum wage (at least in NY) is $8.00 and less than a year ago it was $7.25, so yes.

Wow

Nope nope and nope. Make better decisions and life and you won’t be working a minimum wage job.

^ That’s literally the dumbest fucking thing I’ve ever read in my life. Are you the kind of person that goes up to homeless people and tells them to get a job? Good fuuuuuuuuuuuucking lord. If everyone was able to get a “better” job, there would be absolutely no-one populating the mass expanse of the workforce. Are you unable to see how this suggestion is completely and utterly illogical? And extremely rude?

Thank god people in Seattle have good heads on their shoulders so single mothers working 3 minimum wage jobs to feed their children can finally be treated like actual live human beings with needs and not capitalistic automatons. 

"Just get a better job" is the most white bread privilege shit I’ve ever heard.

I don’t even think it’s white privilege. I think it’s just near-bottomless dumbfuckery.

"Get a better job," they said.

Suddenly, every custodian everywhere quits their job and gets a better one. Now, upon entering public restrooms, everyone is handed a spray bottle and toilet brush, because now they have to scrub their own shit out of that public porcelain throne. Women’s restrooms come complete with plastic bags, because they have to bring their soiled period products home with them and dispose of them at home, because there is no more public waste removal.

"Get a better job," they said.

All fast food employees quit and find a “better job”. No more fast food places! There also aren’t any restaurants. Better learn to cook your own shitty garbage burgers. You have only yourself to yell at if you forget the cheese.

"Get a better job," they said.

Retail stores no longer have any employees. All shopping must be done online, but you have to drive out and pick up the supplies yourself because the Fedex people quit and got better jobs, too.

"Just get a better job," they said!

You now have to grow and make every single thing you ever consume for the rest of your life, because no one wants to do it for you at $7 an hour.

Fuck you.

^ THE LAST COMMENT THOUGH FUCKIN AMEN

I’ll always reblog this.

for that comment I will reblog


Can I just add that, after the “great recession”, many heads of household had to take minimum wage jobs because those were the only jobs available! Six years later, most of those people are STILL working in those jobs because they have bills to pay and families to feed! Are we supposed to forget that? Are we supposed to forget that, after wall street gambled away our future, many Americans were left with nothing? And now are expected to just magically find these mythical “better jobs”?

This disconnect from reality is obscene!

(Source: betweenkttnsnriots)

justinacuff:

There is no moral or economic justification for paying less than a living wage. In fact, poverty wages are an economic drain. 
Image credit to the Facebook page Stop Right to Work (for less) in Missouri

justinacuff:

There is no moral or economic justification for paying less than a living wage. In fact, poverty wages are an economic drain. 

Image credit to the Facebook page Stop Right to Work (for less) in Missouri

c-grid:

eclecticwiccan:

IMPORTANT

in the list of characters we didn’t appreciate until we were grown ups ourselves

Required viewing for ALL employers! :|

(Source: incognitomoustache)

oinonio:

And there are parties that would want nothing more than to privatize it completely to further the myth of governmental Ineffectiveness in all fields while privatizing the profit.

oinonio:

And there are parties that would want nothing more than to privatize it completely to further the myth of governmental Ineffectiveness in all fields while privatizing the profit.

(Source: adeyami)

aboriginalnewswire:

It’s Ugly (by Bernie Sanders) — Paul Ryan QUIVERS As Bernie Sanders Outs the DIRTY SECRET Behind His Poverty Propaganda - Democratic Underground - Sen. Sanders said, “You have folks out there now who have virtually no income coming in. They have families. They have kids. How are they going to eat? We have veterans out there trying to get into the food stamp program. To me, what you’re looking at is an ugly kind of class warfare where the people on top want more and more and more, and they’re pushing down in an incredibly terrible way the most vulnerable people in our country.” Rev. Al showed this graphic that illustrates who food stamp recipients really are:

We’ve got to be careful not to let #Bridgegate become our #Benghazi

If we don’t keep things in perspective, we risk being as foolish as those right wing hoo-hahs who beat the Benghazi scandal into the ground before all the facts were in.

Christie is ultimately responsible for his staff, and I encourage all those negatively effected by this to seek civil suits, but let’s not get carried away.

There are important issues that need our attention.

While we’re wasting time and energy with these side show scandals, the GOP is happily at work dismantling our education system, social security, unemployment insurance, and myriad other programs designed to keep this great country afloat.

In the meantime, enjoy this mental image of Governor Christie flip flopping like a beached whale.

Asshole Of The Day: Is John Boehner Asshole of the Day (again)?

assholeofday:

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Is John Boehner asshole of the day for claiming that if businesses can’t discriminate against gays it will cost jobs?

House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) affirmed on Monday morning that he would oppose a law that would prohibit discrimination against gay and lesbian employees in the workplace, citing the possibility that it would put a financial burden on businesses.

"The Speaker believes this legislation will increase frivolous litigation and cost American jobs, especially small business jobs," Boehner spokesman Michael Steel said in a statement.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/11/04/john-boehner-enda_n_4212250.html

He and his office never explain how this law will hurt jobs, except I suppose inasmuch as the GOP believes that any regulation kills jobs, even things like having clean water or food inspections.

And of course we know how much John Boehner cares about jobs— after 2 years he still hasn’t brought the American Jobs Act to the floor because he doesn’t want jobs created when Obama is president.

Image source: http://boehner.house.gov/biography/

How about discrimination against orange crybabies??