Steve Fraser, historian and author, appearing on the Bill Moyers Journal TV program last Friday, claimed that the wages a young worker receives at an entry level job at General Motors today has the same buying power as the wages his/her grandfather received starting out at GM in 1948!
Cross posted at the Practical Progressive.
According to Families USA, a national study by the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences demonstrated the direct link between a lack of health coverage and deaths from health-related causes. Their report states, "Uninsured people die prematurely at a rate that equals several additional deaths per day in highly populated states, such as Texas, Florida and California." Overall, uninsured people between the ages of 25 and 64 were 25% more likely to die than their same-aged insured counterparts."
Yet apparently John Sullivan, Oklahoma’s First District congressman just doesn’t care about working Oklahomans.
John Sullivan voted AGAINST the Renewable Energy and Job Creation Act of 2008.
John Sullivan voted AGAINST the Emergency Extended Unemployment Insurance Compensation Act of 2008.
John Sullivan voted AGAINST the Children's Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2007.
The non-partisan Drum Major Institute for Public Policy’s project, themiddleclass.org, gives Sullivan an "F".
We ought to give him one in November, too.
"Compassion is the chief law of human existence." -- Fyodor Dostoevsky