- Time to Fire FBI Director James Comey If he’s not fired, future campaigns will convince public officials to improperly influence elections again. Since it worked, it will be copied. This was a blatant abuse of his power and a violation of the Hatch Act. Giuliani and everyone in the FBI who was in on it needs to be investigated.
Women’s Voices Being Heard:
When Trump Meets Tech Leaders, Jobs will be on the Agenda
Ahead of Trump’s Tech Summit, CEO Says IBM Will Add 25,000 Jobs in the U.S.
IBM’S Rometty to Urge Trump to Support Worker Retraining New collar jobs are important. Too many jobs in recent years have been temporary jobs with no future. Permanent jobs in thriving industries are imperative.
Pending Legislation Would Unite Schools and Employers
IBM plans to invest $1 billion in retraining and developing its U.S. workers over the next four years, Rometty says. To improve the situation nationwide, she will tout the benefits of reauthorizing the Perkins Career and Technical Education Act. That legislation, currently held up in the Senate, funnels funding for technical and vocation education and could help with worker retraining for “new collar” jobs.
White Collar Crime:
Elizabeth Warren Investigating Sales of Prudential Insurance Policies by Wells Fargo
Good for her and Rep. Cummings.
The Psychology of White Collar Criminals
Trump’s Threat Damps Companies’ Plans to Move U.S. Jobs Abroad
Trump, Carrier, and Corporate Welfare
Reviving America’s Infrastructure is a Job our Nation Can Accomplish
The Carrier deal, though, provides an opening to press for policies that truly would generate well-paying jobs. The billions spent on subsidies would be far more wisely devoted to schools, roads, and mass transit. Such expenditures would create work immediately, and in the process build the environment that businesses, large and small, require to thrive. In your state and your hometown, take a good look at what constitutes “economic development,” and demand that these dollars be spent for the public good.
On the national scale Trump says he wants infrastructure spending. Let’s hold him to that, but fight for government investments that strengthen communities, rather than phony “public-private partnerships.”
We can curb corporate greed rather than reward it. Bernie Sanders called for penalizing those corporations that outsource jobs by ending their subsidies, cancelling their government contracts, and increasing their taxes. Trump has pledged “retribution”against American companies that move jobs elsewhere; if he means that, he should sign on to Sanders’ legislation. All Democrats should too.
Bernie Sanders’ New Book Takes Corporate Media to Task
“Over 90 percent of media coverage [during the 2016 presidential race] was not about the issues that impact your lives,” he said, citing “a variety of studies.”
Instead, he continued, the stories “were about Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton. They were about political gossip. They were about polls. They were about fundraising. They were about stupid things that people said 20 years ago. What we must demand of a media is that they start covering the issues that impact our lives. Not just the candidates’ lives.”
Digital Redlining: How Internet Service Providers Promote Poverty
Unjustified CEO Compensation:
Why Portland’s Tax on CEO Pay Matters
The American Dream is Under Threat. Can Higher Education Save It?
Where Were Trump’s Votes? Where the Jobs Weren’t
Bernie on Why Trump Won: There’s a Lot of Pain in This Country
Warren Says Democrats Didn’t Go Far Enough with Obamacare
Good morning! We’ve decided to make “links” a daily feature.
The mainstream media has largely abdicated its duty to focus on news that really matters to the American people. During the presidential campaign, they devoted a remarkably small amount of time to the issues. Instead, we received wall to wall coverage on emails and tweets.
There’s a market for substance. Just ask Bernie Sanders, who packed large venues while speaking nothing but policy.
Each day, we will highlight stories about the quality of life in the Great Recession. Soon, we will also start including interviews with middle class and working class Americans about their experiences.
Worker’s Jobs and Wages:
White Collar Crime and Plutocracy:
- What Obamacare-Hating Tom Price’s Appointment Will Mean for Health Care Twenty million people gained coverage because of the Affordable Care Act. That includes people with preexisting conditions who couldn’t get coverage before. Trump is too smart to not anticipate the uprising that will occur if they don’t get a sufficient replacement. I will say this about Price: He’s one of the few politicians who talks about repealing Obamacare but also has real replacement plans.
- Women Could Pay More Than Men for Health Care Under Trump The majority of the country will be extremely angry if they get fleeced under Trump’s health care. Women are aware that health care companies have been charging them too much. There’s no justification for the fact that “60 percent of best-selling individual plans in 2009 charged a 40-year-old nonsmoking woman more than a 40-year-old man who smoked, even in plans that didn’t include any type of maternity coverage.”
- Trump Pledged to Protect Medicare. His Choice for Health Secretary Has Other Ideas. I understand why people are nervous about Prince. However, his appointment does not mean Trump won’t necessarily keep his promise.
The Populist Revolution:
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Each Sunday, we’ll compile reading on the quality of life during America’s Great Recession. This might become a daily feature.
White Collar Crime:
Access to Quality Education:
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