GOP fuels the gas problem. Wall Street fueling the problem. Goldman Sachs speculation in oil commodities increasing the cost of gas by $.80 per gallon.
Woohoo FREE MARKET deregulation at work! All hail goldman squid.
The war Ronald Reagan started against the working class is a resounding success today
Opportunities for Women – published the report and it finds that a single Michigan resident needs to make more than 12 bucks an hour just to house – clothe – and feed him or herself. The minimum wage in Michigan is well short of that marker – just $7.40. But when you throw children into the equation – the picture is even grimmer.
A mother with two children needs to make about $24 dollars an hour to meet their basic needs – that’s more than three times higher than minimum wage, and that’s working a 40-hour week. That means each and every month – someone who’s trying to raise their kids on minimum wage has to forego dinner – or rent – or electricity – or a new pair of shoes just to get by in America – the richest nation on the planet. I guess Republicans will argue they just need to get a credit card.
Looks like the war Ronald Reagan started against the working class 30 years ago is a resounding success today.
Submitted by Louise Hartmann from The Thom Hartmann Program Blog (via truth-has-a-liberal-bias)
Rachel Maddow - The Good Old Days of Enron? The Wall Street style corporation off Wall Street.
Question - you can either regulate more or less. I know people have very strong differences of opinions on this point. My question is, if you deregulate, how do we protect people against corruption or exploitation? Is it a belief that things will regulate themselves through transparency? Would would require transparency?