Organization for Business, But Not for Workers? A Penny for Your Tomato.Alliances of tomato growers are working together to enforce low salaries for tomato pickers in Florida. The Florida Tomato Growers Exchange is going so far in promoting grower collusion as to enforce it -- threatening to extract $100,000 from any tomato grower that pays its workers a penny more. In an atmosphere of agribusiness cooperation to keep wages low, tomato pickers who haven't had a raise in decades are trying to organize themselves in response -- to get a raise of a just a penny per pound of tomatoes. Business-friendly politicians from both the Democratic Party and the Republican Party have pushed for years to weaken workers' right to organize, while simultaneously enacting laws and ignoring other laws in order to strengthen the ability of corporations to participate in cartel-style bullying. The priority of politicians bought out by business interests is literally inhuman -- favoring the prerogatives of fictional legal entities over the needs of real living, breathing, hard-working people. It's time to bring the point of political balance back toward the side of humanity. That means it's time to vote progressive. (Source: New York times November 29 2007; Coalition of Immokalee Workers)
Republican Newt Gingrich is the raving lunatic who shut down the federal government while Osama Bin Laden prepared to attack. Now Gingrich wants to be President? No, not Gingrich for President in 2012
Okay, you don't have to really be a zen master to figure out that war is a great crime against humanity. Make the point in strength, though, a stand for tranquility: Zen masters against war.
It's still the Economy, stupid!.
Steny Hoyer has got two hungry Republicans trying to boot him out of office. If they got in, these Republicans would just vote for more tax giveaways for the rich people who fund their campaigns.
This oval bumper sticker uses traditional patriotic colors, and then surprises the other people on the road by announcing that you are a Chicago liberal. Spread the word: Liberals are back in Chicago!
Godless America! Whoops, now where did that B go? What, have you got one in your bonnet? ;) (button)