John Maenpaa

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Christian/Patriot/Libertarian-Socialist and I support: AFL-CIO & IWW & ACLU & Occupy & Declaration Of Independence & Constitution #union #iww #WIUnion #occupy

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How the Minimum Wage Became a Political Winner 

http://www.usnews.com/opinion/blogs/economic-intelligence/2014/01/06/occupy-wall-street-helped-make-the-minimum-wage-a-political-winner 

Last week, the New York Times reported that "Democratic Party leaders … have found an issue they believe can lift their fortunes both locally and nationally in 2014: an increase in the minimum wage." This is a good signal that millions of underpaid workers in the world's richest country will finally get a raise. It's not a done deal yet, but it's worth looking at how we got to this point.

Although the fact that the majority of Americans were not sharing in the gains from economic growth had been well known and well documented for decades, it was not a significant political issue until a grassroots movement known as Occupy Wall Street made it one. This movement put forth a political framework that highlighted the conflict between "the 1 percent" – the people who had greatly profited from the run-up to the Great Recession – and the 99 percent who had paid the price for the greed and excess of Wall Street and the rich...

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#p2 #p21 #tlot #tcot #teaparty #union #iww #occupy #ows

How the Minimum Wage Became a Political Winner

http://www.usnews.com/opinion/blogs/economic-intelligence/2014/01/06/occupy-wall-street-helped-make-the-minimum-wage-a-political-winner

Last week, the New York Times reported that "Democratic Party leaders … have found an issue they believe can lift their fortunes both locally and nationally in 2014: an increase in the minimum wage." This is a good signal that millions of underpaid workers in the world's richest country will finally get a raise. It's not a done deal yet, but it's worth looking at how we got to this point.

Although the fact that the majority of Americans were not sharing in the gains from economic growth had been well known and well documented for decades, it was not a significant political issue until a grassroots movement known as Occupy Wall Street made it one. This movement put forth a political framework that highlighted the conflict between "the 1 percent" – the people who had greatly profited from the run-up to the Great Recession – and the 99 percent who had paid the price for the greed and excess of Wall Street and the rich...

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