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Grass Roots Move for Living Wage

By Remy Benoit

From The Christian Science Monitor and Daniel B. Wood Grass-roots surge to boost minimum pay reaches L.A..

From The Mercury News, Richard Clough of the Chicago Tribune Minimum wage gets maximum priority.

From the U.S. Department of Labor Minimum Wage Laws in the States - April 3, 2006.

From the AFL-CIO Executive Pay Watch.

From the U.S. Census Bureau News Income Stable, Poverty Rate Increases, Percentage of Americans Without Health Insurance Unchanged.

Prescription drug costs are constantly rising at about 4x the inflation rate. I was prescribed some pills a few days ago. The cost of each pill, each pill, was just under $50. Without a health plan, well, you get the picture.
The new Medicare plan leaves many Seniors without coverage. Many Americans have no health insurance, let alone a prescription plan. Although WalMart is constantly controversial for a variety of valid reasons, they do offer this: Prescription drugs for $4 Wal-Mart price plan now here, and so are its critics.

Medicare Donut Hole.

These numbers, salaries, drug costs, Senior problems with it all, the fact that the VA is underfunded by billions of dollars, should give us pause, make Americans demand a righteous revamping of the entire health care scenario.

Use your voice Contacting the Congress.

How is your pension plan? Any "golden parachutes" in it? U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

Down History Lane with a Louisiana son Huey Long. He was a very interesting character, considered a threat by FDR, with his own vested interest, but he did get things done. By the way, if you haven't seen this movie, you just might learn a few things from it. All the King's Men.


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