Category Archives: Money Corrupts

Imagine No Unions

Fast Food Customer With a Conscience!

I have a confession:  I like fast food & a bargain.  I love a delicious “bean and cheese burrito with green salsa” from Del Taco.  See its healthy cuz of the fiber and since I live a fast-paced-on-the-go-kind-of-life it  does the trick when I’m in a pinch for time.  Comprende?  But I’m not just another customer with an appetite;  I actually have a conscience.  Fast food workers deserve a livable wage!  It is 2013 not 1913.  Come on while Corporate America continues to enjoy record profits the little guy on the other hand can just suck it up and pray to god that he’ll be able to put food on the table for his family of course that is in-between two or three jobs he has to do.

Imagine No Unions

Based on analysis of federal government data, only about 30 percent of fast-food workers are teenagers, say Janelle Jones and John Schmitt of the Center for Economic and Policy Research in Washington, D.C. In studying the Current Population Survey for 2010-12, they also found that more than 36 percent of fast-food workers over the age of 20 had children.

Here is some data that might hurt your pretty brain:If they tell you providing full time employment and a livable wage will bankrupt businesses remember their business model is only successful if they are able to exploit another human being. I guess people are disposable and Corporate America is indeed too big to fail so we will bear the burden of your obsession to gamble and exploit the working class while you enjoy the profits. Now that sounds equitable.

Hello America! How is Your Democracy Hangover?

Dear America, you’ve done some pretty great things in the past so many I can’t even recall.  But these last ten or so years have been brutal.   America, don’t take this the wrong way but you’re just not up to snuff.  Seriously.  Have you taken a good look at yourself lately.

First you’ve lost all sense of the phrase: Freedom and Civil Liberties.  Practically ignore the numerous abuses we’ve committed against foreign nations not to mention ongoing hunger strikes at GITMO cuz Brian Williams can’t stomach real news nor can the rest of the American public and now your very own Supreme Court is divided about pretty much everything except that corporations are people too.
And now, the summer of 2013, our almighty Supreme Court has decided to keep up with appearances to maintain the1965 Voting Rights Act…kind of.  The Supreme Court’s decision kept pretty much the shell of the 1965 Voting Rights Act but gutted its key provision.  Ginsburg (a lady Associate Supreme Court Justice) wrote, ” the sad irony of today’s decision lies in its utter failure to grasp why the Voting Rights Act has proven effective.  The pre- clearance provisions, now eliminated, are what made the law so effective.”
So, people of color in America, don’t worry about all this gerrimandering stuff going on.  Just be open to long lines — that take hours to get through– the next time you’re lucky enough to exercise your right to vote.  Thank god racism is dead in America.
By the way, The Voting Rights Act was necessary in 1965 and remains so in the 21st century.  That’s what Paula Deen said…I think.

Wow One Hundred Dollars!

Guess what I just received in the mail?  A big whopping one hundred dollar check from J. P. Morgan Chase Manhattan settlement.  I don’t really know why I got a one hundred dollar check but they must of been up to no good to give me one hundred dollars.  Did you know J.P. Morgan Chase Manhattan made $5.3 billion from July to September and the number of employees fell about 1 percent compared to the previous quarter.  According to the Huffington Post, “The bank shed about 3,300 jobs to 259,550.  But the good news is, “The company’s doing quite well, and we want to pay our people fairly and properly was we always have,” Jamie Dimon shared.  Oh and in the meantime Jamie Dimon’s salary is reported to be $23 million last year, mostly in stock awards.