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  • Jumpsuit or Tailored Suit? It Depends What Crime You’re Accused Of
    An unarmed black teenager took a box of cigars from a convenience store. He was pulled over by police and tried to run away. He was shot six times and died at the scene.A black 12 year old was playing with a bb gun. Police arrived on the scene and shot him to death seconds later.A suspected drug dealer has his home raided by SWAT teams.
  • Congressional Hopeful Humbly Omitted His Decorated Past
    After Seth Moulton beat out sitting Representative John Tierney in the primary for the Democratic spot on Massachusetts’ ballot for the 6th District House Seat last month, reporters started to dig into to the past of this relatively unknown candidate and ended up with a refreshing surprise.
  • Super-Centers Are Leaving Part-Time Workers To Fend For Themselves
    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.
  • Militarizing The Police Force, And It's Unintended Consequences
    I remember when cop cars were all big, white Chevy sedans. And police officers dressed in light blue uniforms. They wore innocent enough black, cabbie looking hats, and I was never afraid to approach them with a question, or a problem. And then I grew up. Now they drive midnight black, stealth vehicles, usually equipped with mean grill guards.
  • Labor Day Milestone: Fair Labor Wasn't A Standard Until 1938
    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.
  • Raise The Minimum Wage to 1968 Standards, It's Only Fair
    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.
  • 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.

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Democratic Legislation that Benefits Workers

DatePositive Result\BenefitLawRank
12/18/15Families with three or more children have their taxes reduced $200-$600 through the permanent expansion of the Child Tax CreditBipartisan Budget Act of 2015
07/06/12$105 billion funding for two years to support highway infrastructure improvementsTransportation bill
02/22/12Cuts in Medicare physician payment rates averted with extension of existing rates through 2012Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act
02/22/12Self-employed social security payroll tax reduction from 12.4% to 10.4 % extended through 2012 Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act
02/22/12Employee social security payroll tax reduction from 6.2% to 4.2 % extended through 2012 Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act
09/16/11Patent litigation costs reduced through tightened patent standards, quality and processes to expedite challenges.America Invents Act
09/16/11Entrepreneurs and businesses benefited by reduced average wait time for patent approvals from 3 years to 1 year.America Invents Act
01/04/11Small family farms selling locally exempted from federal regulations such as traceability and record keepingFood Safety Modernization Act

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