Harrah’s Bosses Put Squeeze on Employees to Vote in Pro-Reid Effort - By Elizabeth Crum - Battle
ok lets see the equal outrage! This one is real.
Matthew 10:34Think not that I am come to send peace on earth: I came not to send peace, but a sword.
Conservatives believe the government is incompetent, and seek to elect people who will prove it
Ignorance is Bliss Bliss is the same as happiness US Christian conservatives are the happiest in the US according to studies Do you see a connection?
Can't we just turn Congress off and then turn it back on again?
It is a fairly well developed principle that the employer-employee relationship is not balanced and that some people can easily be intimidated into doing something that they shouldn't (like sleeping with the boss). I know, it is a secret ballot, but that, often, is not adequate. Would you like to look at this stuff and have to decide what you would say if your employer asked you how you voted. You might even be worried that he has a way of finding out how you voted. Some people (not anyone on this forum) are easily intimidated. This basically falls into the category of creating a "hostile workplace' and it just isn't tolerated today.
The guy apologized and that is probably adequate. People make mistakes and, IMHO, this is not particularly egregious.
Contributions from a PAC are fine. What the SCOTUS unleashed is bad. There is nothing in the Constitution that talks about the rights of companies. There is not a single word about companies. The "strict constructionist" on the SCOTUS just sidestepped that little problem by saying, well, since corporations are legal people, the protections of the first amendment applies to them to. In case you hadn't realize before "strict constructionist" is the code that judicial candidates use to assure the conservatives that they are going to vote in favor of the conservative agenda. Republicans have always been much better than Democrats at coming up with these little phrases that sound so reasonable but actually hide a more nuanced meaning. The "strict constructionist" are just as good at making **** up as the so-called "judicial activist".
"We’re going to close the unproductive tax loopholes that allow some of the truly wealthy to avoid paying their fair share. In theory, some of those loopholes were understandable, but in practice they sometimes made it possible for millionaires to pay nothing, while a bus driver was paying ten percent of his salary, and that’s crazy." -Reagan
You know, overall, what's funny is that this is from FREAKING MCDONALDS with their MCJOBS.
Of all the stupid places to have an opinion on politics - they actually depend on everyone being fat and crunched for time to stay in business - NOT politicians to keep them afloat. I don't see a rise in taxes remotely affecting their multi-billion dollar inflow.
McDonald's no suffer:
McDonald's revenue climbs everywhere in April - USATODAY.com
Must in the same way that having *had* Democrats in office didn't put a dive in their patronage, either - with all those health-conscientious people and all.
A screaming comes across the sky.
It has happened before, but there is nothing to compare it to now.Pynchon - Gravity's Rainbow
"He who does not think himself worth saving from poverty and ignorance by his own efforts, will hardly be thought worth the efforts of anybody else." -- Frederick Douglass, Self-Made Men (1872)