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The economy, in hard numbers and sharp snark. May 14, 2014

Posted by Erin Ptah in News Roundup.
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“Ford added that she would definitely sit right down and intently watch the full documentary the minute she had a few hours free from her 75-hour workweek and around-the-clock parenting duties.” (The Onion knows what’s up.)

“Other members of Congress tried to make sure he dressed as warmly as possible, Stoops recalled. But when it’s 20-something degrees out, an extra sweater only goes so far.

Hours Worked On Minimum Wage In Order To Pay For One University Credit Hour, 1980-present.

The mind of the 1%: “I support them and give them food, and clothes, and cars, and houses. Who gives it to them? Does someone else give it to them? Do I know that I have—Who makes the game? Do I make the game, or do they make the game?” Uh, dude, I’m pretty sure the players make the game. They do the work. They earn the money. Working people are not some kind of pets, that you feed out of the goodness of your heart because their presence amuses you. They are adult human beings whom you employ, and pay to do a job.

Banks are awful, part eleventy million. Seriously, credit unions will cleanse your soul.

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