The members of the Pussy Riot punk band, Greenpeace activists and protesters jailed after the May 2012 Bolotnaya demonstration will be freed in an amnesty dedicated to the 20th anniversary of the Russian Constitution, Russian media report.
Those jobs are not created for teenagers to work their first job. Jobs are created for a business to make a profit. That is the only reason jobs are created. Support a Living Wage.
Who gets the prize for most deranged statement this week? Limbaugh? Palin? Santorum? Or maybe the RNC.
The Kentucky Republican blamed the benefits for discouraging workers from seeking jobs.
This morning, as minimum wage workers in 100 cities around the country went on strike, CNN’s New Day, in 90 seconds, demonstrated how to cover issues of poverty.
CNN’s Alison Kosik deserves credit for reporting the facts about low-wage workers.
Her subject is a 58-year-old man with two college age children who works at Kentucky Fried Chicken, scraping by with a second job at Kennedy Airport — not a teenager working for spending money — which is who conservatives claim minimum wage workers are.
"Living on $7.25 — you cannot do it," he tells Kosik. "You couldn’t even pay your apartment, buy food."
She goes on to acknowledge the struggle that fast food workers face in their daily living, pointing out how far their medianwages — even if working full time — fall below the poverty line for families.
Then she turns to Columbia University Professor Dorian Warren, who studies ”inequality and American politics” to explain that workers are not taking these jobs by choice, but because they are “desperate.”
From the 12.05.2013 edition of CNN’s New Day:
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