Travel Italy posted at 3:47 PM
I too am amazed that our legal representatives so blatantly ignore the will of the people so corporate lobbies will continue foddering the politicians pockets. Our politicians are confident that in the two party system it is impossible for a good honest person to get elected.
It is time for a change, not with the continuous corruption rampant in both parties but with normal people. People who actually work for a living. No matter what their personal political ideas may be they will do significantly better than the politicians.
It is embarrassing to know that a government is merely the face of a people. What do these individuals say about us?
Ricardo posted at 6:14 PM
Right on. I've kind of taken this on as my pet issue on my blog and the response form some people against an increase are sickening. They actually fear the economy will melt down and then they say how most of these people don't deserve "all that money." What!?!?!?
Clay posted at 8:01 PM
Jon Stewart put things in perspective quite well. Way to go Jon, someone has to take up for the hard working people of this country and WE KNOW congress wont do it.
Sakura Kiss posted at 10:44 PM
Lousy Republicans, don't care about poor people. I mean, don't they realize that you can't live on five dollars an hour in this country? You can't live on that if you're living with your parents!
The Professor posted at 4:17 PM
Sakura Kiss: Are you saying that anyone should be able to "live" on the minimum wage? Honestly, I have always had such a hard time with people wanting to make sure people can "live" on the lowest level of income "allowed by law."
Let's get to work here, and do some serious butt kicking, and kick the educators into actually providing work skills for people rather than argue about whether testing students is unfair to teachers. Let's hold the secondary schools accountable for "job placement" as well as the Universities .
And if any of you know good people that are currently having to fully support themselves on just minimum wage, actively help them find work!
Raising the minimum wage doesn't actually do anything to help these people. It just salves our consciences to believe we have "helped" but left them without skills, without a way out, and without hope for the long term.
Don't blame just the Republicans. Blame everyone that cares more about protecting their own interests than about really enabling others to better themselves, and thus their position in life.