Is Someone Trying To Sell A Wall Street Whopper?

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9 Responses to "Is Someone Trying To Sell A Wall Street Whopper?"
Teddy Partridge | Tuesday February 17, 2009 03:14 pm 1

Thanks, Christy — I tried to play this vid this morning from the Greenwald email, but the site must have been overloaded. I also worked at a company, selling copies to corporate customers for Kinko’s (now FedEx), where your manager had a quiet chat if you mentioned the word “union” in the workplace in any context.

RevBev | Tuesday February 17, 2009 03:15 pm 2

O My, Ive put in a day’s work; you’all have been really busy. I briefly heard Hannity while I was in the car….he’s still there insulting everyone and brought in Karl (whom I did not hear) to be vouching for someone. How authentic can that be?

perris | Tuesday February 17, 2009 03:33 pm 3

the site is “war on greed”

this is stealing plain and simple, these people are goning to be using public facilities for their health care and when they are no longer productive

MAN I cannot believe anyone is supporting bonuses for companies who are taking welfare from the rest of this country

perris | Tuesday February 17, 2009 03:33 pm 4

christy, how does mcdonalds compare as far as labor relation?

Bluetoe2 | Tuesday February 17, 2009 04:46 pm 5
In response to perris @ 4

McDonalds is a bastion of labor solidarity. Right! Fuck the fast food capitalists!

AZ Matt | Tuesday February 17, 2009 07:06 pm 6


This is from The Guardian

Majority of children living in poverty have at least one parent in work, says study

A sharp increase in the number of children living in poverty who have at least one parent in work is revealed today, in a study which calls into question government efforts to lift living standards.

When research was last conducted five years ago, the majority of children in poverty had parents who were unemployed. The new study shows the majority of children living in poverty now have at least one parent in work, but they are earning so little they are unable to drag their family above the poverty line.

The study, published by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation, runs counter to the government’s message that work is the best route out of poverty.

It also predicts that the government will fail to meet its much-trumpeted promise to halve child poverty by next year unless another £4.2bn is spent on the problem.

The report offers the first detailed indication of how far the government is from meeting its target to cut the number of children in poverty from 3.4 million in 1998 to 1.7 million by 2010. It forecasts that there will still be 2.3 million children beneath the poverty line when the deadline expires.

Research suggests that by the age of 22 months, a child living beneath the poverty line begins to fall behind peers from richer families, and by the time they turn six, previously less able children from wealthier backgrounds will be ahead.

I suspect the same is true here.

TheOtherWA | Tuesday February 17, 2009 07:40 pm 7

Burger King also fought a penny a pound raise for the Florida tomato pickers a couple years ago. They were quite nasty about it, but after a lot of publicity they agreed to the raise.

The average bonus for Goldman Sachs execs was $600,000 in previous years. Just the bonus, not the salary. These were the people fighting to save a penny a pound on tomatoes. That’s evil. There will be special place in hell for these greedy bastards.

AZ Matt | Tuesday February 17, 2009 07:51 pm 8
In response to TheOtherWA @ 7

I don’t know if even the Devil would want them.

Jkat | Tuesday February 17, 2009 08:24 pm 9

i often used the fact that more than likely every single-parent who works at mickey d’s and or wendy’s .. or burger king .. qualifes for the E.I.T.C. as a point of argument against conservos .. and their “income redistribution” gripe ..

the fact the workers get the eitc enables the fast fooders to work their employees at wages below the poverty level .. we the taxpayers make up the difference between what they pay ..and a living wage through the eitc .. the wages they aren’t paying goes onto the bottom line of the corps.. and then gets distributed to the shareholders .. it’s an indirect corporate subsidy ..

most people don’t view the eitc functioning as a form of corporate welfare ..

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