Alabama Occupiers - Call to Protest Tonight’s Republican Presidential Forum
Occupy Birmingham is asking people to join them in protesting the Alabama Republican Party Presidential Forum.
Monday, 12 March, 2012
Starts at5:30 PM
Doors open at 3:30 PM (get there early to get a seat)
1817 3rd Avenue North
Birmingham, AL 35203
The Alabama Republican Party’s presidential forum will be held in Birmingham’s Alabama Theatre Monday evening on the eve of the state’s presidential preference primary. Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum have confirmed plans to attend. The party is awaiting a response from Mitt Romney and Ron Paul.
The format will be a forum and not a debate. Each candidate will have 20 minutes to talk to voters, in hopes of swaying their votes. Following their “closing arguments,” there will be a short question-and-answer segment with a small panelist. The forum is free and open to the public. However, seating is limited to 2,000. If you want to get inside, the Maloney suggests getting there early.
For further details on Occupy Birmingham’s plans, please contact hollygolightly87.
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)
Hilariously accurate look at the hypocrisy of those critiquing the Occupy Movement.