Hyperbole is so often used when we discuss the impact that this President or that President had on America, but that just isn't the case for the 26th President of the United States. Theodore Roosevelt was catapulted into the Executive Office after the assassination of William McKinley in September of 1901.
Walmart, our nation's largest retailer, is cutting some 30,000 part-time employee's health care benefits, due to the rising costs for the company.
It's standard in today's American workplace to work 8 hours a day, 40 hours a week. But did you ever wonder where they came up with those numbers in the first place? The short answer, labor unions lobbied Congress for decades until The Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 was signed into law by President Franklin Roosevelt.
In the last two State of the Union addresses by President Barack Obama, the raising of the minimum wage has been brought up. Obama urged the nation to vote on and be in support of proposed legislation that would raise the minimum wage from the national level that it is now at $7.25/hour to a more reasonable sum of $9.00/hr in his 2013 address, and $10.00/hour in his 2014 address.
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"The mass union strikes in England... good or evil?.... You're being played. I'm not a biblical scholar but I think release all hell falls on this chalkboard [Points to board labeled evil]."
"Union people...[support] terrorism."
"Oh, and the communists have rallied for the teachers in Wisconsin. Teachers, you must be so proud to stand next to the socialist and the communist."
"What Organizing for America understands, and what the labor unions understand,it is what they've done from the beginning. This is Karl Marx, that's what it is, it's Karl Marx, it's Lenin, it's Stalin, they knew, it's Hitler, it's Mussolini."
"[Union leaders] are using you using you just as political, radicalized Islam is using the average person on the street"
"Is it a little hard to deny that radicals, Islamists, Communists, and Socialists will work together against Israel, against capitalism and they will work together to overturn stability. Who in the media is telling you this? Who? NAME THEM! Where are they? How can they possibly deny it at this point? And why wouldn't they tell you these things, why? Protests become contagious, can they deny this anymore? They will cascade, they will sweep the Middle East and into Europe and consume the rest of the world."