Monday, July 29, 2013

What three decades of Republican vs. Republican Light hath wrought

We gave the "War on Poverty" about, oh, five years or so and instead this has become our "supply-sided" alternative.
Four out of 5 U.S. adults struggle with joblessness, near-poverty or reliance on welfare for at least parts of their lives, a sign of deteriorating economic security and an elusive American dream. Survey data exclusive to The Associated Press points to an increasingly globalized U.S. economy, the widening gap between rich and poor, and the loss of good-paying manufacturing jobs as reasons for the trend.
Sure sounds like something to talk about, instead of say "more austerity" let alone dick-pics or the calf-size of Steve King's fictional immigrants.

So back to the Weiner stories, right media?

[cross-posted at Firedoglake]


StonyPillow said...

Uh-oh. The white folks are feeling the pain and getting restless. Time to take this problem seriously and strive for a solution.

Anonymous said...

No more Weiner stories, there's a late breaking update on Snowden's personality tics and music tastes to conveniently avoid any discussion of what he revealed the NSA to be doing.

DanF said...

NPR's Marketplace had a story that was all a twitter over Amazon opening a warehouse that would add 5000 jobs at $13 an hour. Adjusted for inflation, that's about twenty cents more an hour than when I was bagging groceries in high school in 1981. It's barely a subsistence wage for a single person or young couple with no kids. We are so fucked.

pansypoo said...

funny. inflation did not happen to wages, just CEO pay. i still blame oliver stone putting greed is good in michael douglas's mouth.

plus grover norquist getting away with drowning AMERICA in a bathtub.