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A Tale Of Two Senators Who Grew Up Poor And Went Opposite Directions

Elizabeth Warren and Joni Ernst

Two Senators, Joni Ernst and Elizabeth Warren, grew up very poor. However, Ernst’s family has received copious amounts of federal dollars, while Elizabeth Warren’s never took a dime. How then can Ernst be a Republican and Warren be a Democrat? Simple: Ernst says “I got mine, screw you,” and Warren says “I never got anything, but I don’t want you to be in the same situation as I was.”

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Thanks Obama: CEO Who Threatened To Fire Employees If Obama Won, Is Now Giving Them Raises

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“Things have never been better.” And he is still anti-Obama. Damn you, Obama!

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The Rich Get Richer: World’s 400 Richest Get $92 Billion Richer in 2014 (VIDEO)

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In 2014, the rich got much richer. The divide between rich and poor got much wider. Are you sick of rising income inequality? What do we do about it?

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7 Facts About America’s Economy In 2014

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Is Obama to blame for looming economic woes? Has America seen a better economic recovery than the rest of the world? Has 95% of the nation’s income gone to the top 1 percent? And does raising the minimum wage mean fast job growth? Find out, as we reflect on America’s economy in 2014.

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3.1 Million Workers Get A Well Deserved Raise As Minimum Wage Increases On Jan. 1st (VIDEO)

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Are you getting a well deserved raise on January 1st?

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Victory! Walmart Stores Forced To Give Raises To Employees Thanks To Minimum Wage Increases

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Thanks to minimum wage hikes across the country, Walmart has to give their employees raises! A huge victory for workers!

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Maribel Vs McDonalds: A Single Mom Fights For A Living Wage (VIDEO)

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Should Maribel receive a fair day’s wage for a fair day’s work? What’s your minimum wage story?

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A Christmas Miracle: Job-Creators Creating Jobs Without Any Tax Breaks… But How Can This Be?

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It’s almost as if demand for products, and not massive tax breaks, is what actually fuels job-creation…

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Thanks, Obama! American Economy Added 321,000 Jobs In November

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Another terrible (if you hate Obama) jobs report came out today and it’s sure to have Tea Party Republicans seeing bright red. And we ain’t talking about Santa Claus!

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BREAKING: Largest Fast Food Strike In History Happening Now (IMAGES/VIDEO)

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Time for McDonald’s to wake up. A history making protest for better pay has just spread across the country.

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40% Of Fast Food Workers Live In Poverty, Tomorrow They’re Going To Do Something About It

40% Of Fast Food Workers Live In Poverty, Tomorrow They’re Going To Do Something About It

A worker strike demanding higher minimum wages and the ability to unionize for fast food workers will take place tomorrow, December 4, stretching across over 160 cities. This will be the latest in a string of actions launched, following on the heels of a similar action in September. Started in […]

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Walmart Store On Strike

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Walmart workers go on strike in California – what was one store has begun to spread.

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Black Friday Insanity: Two Women Line Up At Best Buy 22 Days Early (VIDEO/TWEETS)

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Camping outside of Best Buy for 22 days… for a lousy TV? What would you say to these happy campers?

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Watch A Rutgers Professor Systematically Destroy The Fox News Talking Points On The Minimum Wage

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Fox News brought an actual expert and thought they could get away with the usual talking points… It didn’t go well.

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Bill O’Reilly Stresses His Support For Raising Minimum Wage In Newest Article

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Bill O’Reilly sounds almost reasonable again.

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Employers Steal $50 Billion A Year From Low-Wage Workers; Here’s Seattle’s Plan To Stop Them

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Corporations steal at least $50 billion a year from vulnerable low-wage workers. Yet the odds of an employer being investigated for wage theft are .001 percent.

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Watch: Bernie Sanders to John Boehner, Incoming GOP: Don’t ‘Poision the Well’

Watch: Bernie Sanders to John Boehner, Incoming GOP: Don’t ‘Poision the Well’

Bernie Sanders warns the GOP not to “poison the well” by pandering to the wrong people with their new-found power. Likely, they won’t listen to him at all.

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Countries With Higher Minimum Wages Among the Happiest in the World

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Who says money can’t buy happiness? It certainly made Republicans happy in Tuesday’s elections. A grand total of $4 billion was spent on the midterms which saw a wave of Republican pick-ups. But with Republican pick-ups came something unexpected: minimum wage increases.Voters in Alaska, Arkansas, Nebraska and South Dakota, dominant […]

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Fox News Tries To Blame Minimum Wage For McDonald’s Woes — McDonald’s Blames Food (VIDEO)

Fox News Tries To Blame Minimum Wage For McDonald’s Woes — McDonald’s Blames Food (VIDEO)

Fox really, really wants to blame the working poor for the fact that McDonald’s profits are down 40 percent, but even McDonald’s is blaming their food.

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Here’s How Much Raising The Minimum Wage Would Save The Federal Government

Here’s How Much Raising The Minimum Wage Would Save The Federal Government

A study released by the Economic Policy Institute in mid-October shows that increasing the minimum wage from it’s current level of $7.25 an hour to $10.10 an hour would save the federal government more than $7.6 billion dollars per year.

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