March 9 2021
Let’s face it, Sinema mocked John McCain,
And her thumbs down showed her utter disdain,
For all working folk,
Who don’t think it’s a joke
When John gave his thumb to defend many in pain.
Part One: Marcia Brown is at the border but before she left she wrote about the We the people act...if democracy is to survive is this the essential tool
H.R. 1: The Path to Democracy in America The House is passing a democracy reform package this week, which attacks the Supreme Court’s ruling in Citizens United. https://prospect.org/politics/hr1-path-to-democracy-in-america/
Marcia Brown is a writing fellow at The American Prospect--
We discuss how important it is to counteract the Citizens United ruling, because it has enabled many abuses with regard to voting rights. But first, the filibuster must be eliminated. Campaign finance reform must be instituted. The Supreme Court must develop an ethics policy.
an oldie by Robert Hennelly but so prophetic
A revolution by pandemic The coronavirus pandemic raises questions as to whether capitalism has failed By BOB HENNELLY MARCH 22, 2020
Democrats betrayed the poor by letting go of the $15/hr minimum wage. As Reverand Barber said: “We did not vote for normalcy”. The current thinking about the minimum wage dates back to Roosevelt, and left out farm workers, restaurant workers, gig workers, and others. Most of these were low wage workers, and people of color.
Remember the ALICE matrix: asset-limited, income-constrained, but employed.
The federal deficit could could be lowered if the minimum wage could be increased. (more taxes being paid.