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Kathy told me yesterday that a local restaurant owner posted on Facebook that they were considering adding a dollar or slightly more to the average check to be able to pay for benefits for the ...
by BeninSC
Comment Count 78 comments on Fri Feb 20, 2015 at 05:00 PM PST with 43 Recommends
This screw-the-worker saga is rich . Rich with irony, ire, and incomplete coverage. So take a few minutes and get up to speed. If your BP can handle it , that is ... if not, I suggest this other ...
by jamess
Comment Count 213 comments on Sat Dec 13, 2014 at 04:41 PM PST with 231 Recommends
Those too, are about to go the way of other American Dreams -- a guarantee of a Good Job, at a Good Wage -- if only you're willing to work hard enough. About to evaporate like simple but ...
by jamess
Comment Count 135 comments on Sat Dec 06, 2014 at 07:46 PM PST with 150 Recommends
SCOTUS has been handing down so many logic-, precedent- and decency-free decisions in the past few days it’s tough to keep up on their judicial idiocy. However, their focus on “sincerely held ...
by anon004
Comment Count 12 comments on Tue Jul 01, 2014 at 11:02 AM PDT with 12 Recommends
Not sure exactly, what this all means ... except for maybe Republican Obstructionists are being too cute by half. When they start cutting their own benefits , and those of their staff, they are ...
by jamess
Comment Count 11 comments on Fri Sep 20, 2013 at 12:25 PM PDT with 7 Recommends
A bartender, co-worker and good friend of mine once told me, that back in the 1980's, the owner of the casino where he once worked would have full-length Polaroid pictures taken (both front and ...
by Bud Meyers
Comment Count 7 comments on Wed Jul 10, 2013 at 08:33 PM PDT with 11 Recommends
This just came to my attention and it's a big deal, not least because it could, in theory, affect my partner and me at some point. Elaine Kaplan, Acting Director of the Office of Personnel ...
by sfbob
Comment Count 29 comments on Fri Jun 28, 2013 at 03:57 PM PDT with 31 Recommends
The stock market has been surging to new highs on a regular basis, corporate profits have soared, and taxes on corporations as a percentage of GDP are lower than they've ever been in decades. During ...
by Bud Meyers
Comment Count 3 comments on Mon Jun 03, 2013 at 11:35 AM PDT with 9 Recommends
Some Justices on the Supreme Court still insist that corporations are "people". Pictured below is the Ugland House of Grand Cayman Island. Inside the building is the office of the law firm Maples ...
by Bud Meyers
Comment Count 15 comments on Wed Feb 20, 2013 at 10:42 AM PST with 1 Recommend
Mitt, a pirate? I don't think so. In the continuing quest to portray Willard Mitt Romney as the prototypical kleptocrat, ...
by cassandracarolina
Comment Count 35 comments on Fri May 18, 2012 at 09:05 AM PDT with 23 Recommends
So -- turns out that the daughter of WalMart founder Sam Walton -- herself the third wealthiest woman in the world -- is building an art museum in Bentonville, Arkansas. She says she wants to ...
by Old Redneck
Comment Count 6 comments on Sun Nov 06, 2011 at 06:34 AM PST with 13 Recommends
As noted in my diary, yesterday, economist Dean Baker pointed out on Friday that "[http://www.huffingtonpost.com/dean-baker/when-wall-street-rules-we_b_688866.html When Wall Street Rules, We Get ...
by bobswern
Comment Count 330 comments on Mon Aug 23, 2010 at 10:02 AM PDT with 423 Recommends
I have very much enjoyed the discussions around healthcare generally and the high-cost 'excise' tax specifically. I would suggest this is precisely what happens when we don't resolve the clashes in ...
by washunate
Comment Count 45 comments on Thu Jan 14, 2010 at 06:36 PM PST with 5 Recommends
In an online article entitled "Can Congress Make Health-Care Reform Pay for Itself?" Karen Tumulty brought up the most difficult issue that will face health care reform advocates. Yes, I know the ...
by ademption
Comment Count 69 comments on Thu Apr 30, 2009 at 07:00 PM PDT with 9 Recommends
Honorable Sir: I am a corrupt foreign politician who has embezzled millions of dollars from my country. I have learned of your upright character and exceptional honesty. Help me laundry my money and ...
by Quality Counts
Comment Count 7 comments on Sun Sep 28, 2008 at 05:18 AM PDT with 7 Recommends