Yesterday we talked about Twinkies and today I want to highlight Walmart.. The link is kinda a graphic , not a lot of words, but they will give you a quick and sorrowful picture of how it feels to be a Walmart working single Mom. While the Waltons and shareholders pocket billion in profits their employees (who earn on average $8/hr) and given just enough hours in lots of cases to get no benefits.. Not an unusual situation today as it has become the norm..
$16000 a year is poverty level wages , but it does qualify for food stamps (making her one of the takers 47%) . Most likely workers such as her have to get their health care in free clinics or emergency rooms . While Obama care might help this some , there are an awful lot of doctors out there who won't take Medcaid because their payment schedule is to low for the docs to run a business on.. So it's whatever care left... A bitch for someone with a young child.. God forbid that the child have a significant problem..
You saw the same story happening in the baker story of yesterday.. NOW PAY ATTENTION FOR A MINUTE. Stop and remember how these strikes and walkouts are presented in our MSM's. Always , Always slanted to make the workers look like greedy bastards...
Even when their were teachers on the picket lines they were painted as overpaid, lazy , with too much time off and with benefits way to high.... If you ever take a minute to pick one of these fights and find out who fucked up their pension plans you won't see it be the workers fault.. It's always management who stole the money for other programs and left the retirement fund with IOU;s.
Our own government does it with Social Security ... Social Security is in surplus every year and in the past over 200 billion bucks was taken in than was needed to support the system.. So Uncle borrowed it and gave good ole government T-bills to hold ... Now you hear the cry that the system is broken ,, *HELL NO IT'S NOT" . They are trying to find a way to default on our accounts by various budget savings pieces of shit fixes that lines more of Wall Street pockets while they pick ours..
CURRENT STATUS OF PENSION PLANS IN AMERICA AND A GOOD GRAPH SHOWING WHAT YOU NEED TO PUT AWAY MONTHLY FOR YOUR IRA
Please don't think because we Progressives won the election that we don't have to pay attention to the programs that effect us.. We do, because neither side is the workers friend.. Neither... We can only supply pressure and support to the few in congress who can save us. Sanders, Warren and Grayson are good one's to support.. We have to stay on top of this because they have the Austerity Fever and now they want to apply it to us..We have to fight back and hard..
WHAT BOTH PARTIES LACK.. COMPASSION AND GRATITUDE