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They use the library to look at drugs and food stamps on the Internet! January 16, 2014

Posted by Erin Ptah in News Roundup.
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One manager at the apartment complex where I worked while in college told me, repeatedly, that she knew I was ‘Okay’ because my little Nissan was clean. That I had worn a Jones of New York suit to the interview really sealed the deal. She could call the suit by name because she asked me about the label in the interview. Another hiring manager at my first professional job looked me up and down in the waiting room, cataloging my outfit, and later told me that she had decided I was too classy to be on the call center floor. I was hired as a trainer instead. The difference meant no shift work, greater prestige, better pay and a baseline salary for all my future employment.”

If the minimum wage had stayed on par with U.S. average wages of non-supervisory workers alone, it would be up to $10.89 an hour, and if it had kept on pace with skyrocketing productivity, which made workers exponentially more efficient and profitable, the minimum wage would be a whopping $18 an hour.”

“For Roberts, a fifteen-dollar-an-hour wage would allow her to buy basic items: a kitchen table, a new pair of work shoes, the occasional fresh peach or banana or Fuji apple. It would mean that she could buy her kids Christmas gifts, or go out with them on their birthdays.”

Republicans fight to abolish ~burdensome~ regulations on ceiling fans…which were adopted by Republicans in 2005 at the request of the fan manufacturers.

“$2000 for a night’s stay, a juice box and a pill.

“Them junkies and hippies and food stamps (recipients) and all, they use the library to look at drugs and food stamps (on the Internet). I see them do it.”

“There’s no question that providing housing for the homeless is the right thing to do, for humanitarian reasons. But it also makes economic sense, so cities can spend less money and still help more people. In 2005, Utah did a study that found the average annual cost for emergency services and jail time for each chronically homeless person was $16,670. The cost to house them and provide case management services was only $11,000 per person.

“When her bankruptcy proceedings concluded in 2010, ECMC began to hound her, and garnished her Social Security income, all in the name of repaying loans that had already been paid in full.

“Ally Bank has agreed to pay $98 million, including $80 million in refunds to settle allegations that it has been charging higher interest rates to minority borrowers of car loans.” Here’s to the CFPB.

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