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Showing posts with label POLITICO MAGAZINE. Show all posts
Showing posts with label POLITICO MAGAZINE. Show all posts

Thursday, June 8, 2017

"Trump Not A Liar" (Arguable)

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We appreciate the life of the "presstittue." We know they are handsomely paid and will say anything to ensure that check is direct deposited. They do not care one iota about the outcome of their messages, just how well they offer up their deliverables.
Trump has a cadre of presstitutes which rivals any administration in my lifetime'
Sean (crowd size) Spicer
KellyAnne (alternative facts) Conway
And now.....

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Politifact. Link

Trump's Lies vs. Your Brain - POLITICO Magazine

Millions across American know Donald Trump as a showman, and carnival barker. He also has a reputation of a businessman and for many a reputation as a pathological serial liar. The fact that he employs willing liars ( presstitutes) to carry his messages isn't a surprise. The fact that he so often sends his hired lairs out to feed Americans such unfathomable and ridiculous lies is a bit surprising.

Life is such that living with an insulting aura simply does not bode well for one's quality of life. When the insulting aura is so prominent in our daily lives the low quality of life exudes into our lives.


Thursday, May 1, 2014

GOP Senators Shove Low Wage Americans Down The Drain! (Again)

Cabal of the Pathetic
The US Senate failed to advance a measure to increase the Minimum Wage from $7.25 per hour to $10.10 per hour. GOP Senators with one exception, Corker Tennesse, stood lock-step in opposing a measure to increase the minimum level of pay for people who provide critical services as a foundation for our society. (See Pew Research below)

I posit, women, minorities (Black and Latino primarily) the elderly worker and the very young are not exactly predominate GOP voters. Each group represents a population demographic that historically provides potential employees for low wage jobs. 

Let's start a quick review of "your GOP" with the GOP television network, (AKA Fox News) and a look at at how network managers cared to cover the Senate vote. You will see major coverage of the GOP "tool" against the administration and potential presidential candidate Hillary Clinton: "Benghazi."  

Scandal Over Substance, Fox Ignores Minimum Wage For Benghazi
For more information concerning conservative media coverage of the federal minimum wage, see herehere, and here.

For more on this and other information on Benghazi myths, visit Mythopedia.

Media Matters via the graphic reminds Fox News follows the script via no coverage of GOP opposition to raising the Minimum Wage. I may have misstated there. There was coverage for those Fox News viewers who DVR the network for later watching.

As indicted below Fox News mirrors GOP voting blocs. Th exist a set of common demographics among Fox News viewers. A set of demographics that facilitates Ruppert Murdock and Roger Ailes support for all things conservative without the prospect of offending their loyal sycophants. The network's viewers are majority white male in age groups from mid-twenties through age 60 and above.

Democrat voting blocs aside, take a look at who actually earns the Minimum Wage.


JULY 19, 2013

Who makes minimum wage?

Perhaps surprisingly, not very many people earn minimum wage, and they make up a smaller share of the workforce than they used to. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, last year 1.566 million hourly workers earned the federal minimum of $7.25 an hour; nearly two million more earned less than that because they fell under one of several exemptions (tipped employees, full-time students, certain disabled workers and others), for a total of 3.55 million hourly workers at or below the federal minimum.
That group represents 4.7% of the nation’s 75.3 million hourly-paid workers and 2.8% of all workers. In 1979, when the BLS began regularly studying minimum-wage workers, they represented 13.4% of hourly workers and 7.9% of all wage and salary workers. (Bear in mind that the 3.55 million figure doesn’t include salaried workers. But BLS says relatively few salaried workers are paid at what would translate into below-minimum hourly rates. Also, 19 states besides the District have minimum wages higher than the federal standard; people who’d be minimum-wage workers in those states aren’t included in the 3.55 million total.)
People at or below the federal minimum are:
  • Disproportionately young: 50.6% are ages 16 to 24; 24% are teenagers (ages 16 to 19).
  • Mostly (78%) white; fully half are white women.
  • Largely part-time workers (64% of the total).
MinimunWageTableThey work in industries that you might expect: Just over half (51%) work in the leisure and hospitality industry, about 16% in retail, 9% in education and health services, and the rest scattered among different sectors. Broken down occupationally, the picture is similar: Nearly 44% are in food-preparation and serving-related occupations; 15% are in sales and related occupations, and the rest are scattered.
In 2013, Pew may have via study placed a finger on GOP indifference to raising the minimum wage:
  • Disproportionately young: 50.6% are ages 16 to 24; 24% are teenagers (ages 16 to 19).
  • Mostly (78%) white; fully half are white women.
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