Public sector and union workers make modest salaries with hard-earned benefits. Rather than trying to reduce public sector pay, industry leaders should be addressing wage inequality in the private sector by bringing employee compensation closer to the level warranted by 30 years of productivity growth.
But the real issue here is that Romney’s Bain is part of the same system as Jamie Dimon’s JPMorgan Chase, Jon Corzine’s MF Global and Lloyd Blankfein’s Goldman Sachs — a system that has turned much of the economy into a betting parlor that nearly imploded in 2008, destroying millions of jobs and devastating household incomes … The system is largely responsible for the greatest concentration of the nation’s income and wealth at the very top since the Gilded Age of the 19th century, with the richest 400 Americans owning as much as the bottom 150 million put together. And these multimillionaires and billionaires are now actively buying the 2012 election — and with it, American democracy.
Keep Reading … Robert Reich: Mitt Romney and the New Gilded Age.
“A perfectly calibrated recipe for maximum personal achievement.”
Oh, and fish?
“For sport only. Fish meat is practically a vegetable.”
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Michael Vick Deserves to Die.
In his blog-post at the Church & Culture Blog: http://www.churchandculture.org/blog.asp?id=611, James Emery White writes:
Not on the Vick bandwagon is commentator Tucker Carlson who, commenting on Obama’s praise of an act of grace, said that Vick did not deserve a second chance.
Carlson said he should be killed.
“I’m a Christian. I’ve made mistakes myself, I believe fervently in second chances,” Carlson said as guest host for Sean Hannity’s show on Fox News Channel. “But Michael Vick killed dogs, and he did [it] in a heartless and cruel way. And I think, personally, he should’ve been executed for that. He wasn’t, but the idea that the president of the United States would be getting behind someone who murdered dogs… [is] kind of beyond the pale.”
… I do not know Michael Vick. I do not know Tucker Carlson. But Carlson is right – Vick deserves to die.
So does Carlson.
So do I.
Read the whole thing. It’s worth it.
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