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Rajen Parekh

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Asbury Park, NJ
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@DanPriceSeattle
Dan Price
15 hours ago
You always hear CEOs need big bonuses to keep them motivated, but never that employees do. When I slashed my CEO pay and doubled our min wage, I stayed motivated because I'm still well-off and care about my work. Employee motivation soared because they didn't fear going broke.
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@davidgura
David Gura
15 hours ago
When Gov. Greg Abbott announced a statewide mask mandate, I was on a reporting trip to Houston. On that Thursday, July 2nd, there were 7,434 new #COVID19 cases in #Texas, and 44 deaths. Yesterday, there were 8,140 cases and 129 deaths.
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@mhdksafa
mohamad safa
2 days ago
Why is it "if you can't pay rent, buy fewer lattes" and not "if you can't pay your employees a living wage, buy fewer yachts"?
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@angiecthomas
Angie Thomas
3 days ago
For over 10 days now, around half the residents of Jackson, Mississippi have not had running water. And nobody is talking about it on a national scale. I am begging the national media to please pay attention. There is a crisis happening in Jackson.
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@Derrick_James
Derrick
4 days ago
The Senate Parliamentarian's current salary is $171,315 per year. That's $82.36 an HOUR for a 40/hr week. Maybe if the Parlimentarian made $7.25/hr or $15,080.00/year they'd support a living wage.
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@VABVOX
Victoria Brownworth #EndTheMisogynyFightFor15
4 days ago
Hey--remember when Hillary Clinton won the 2016 popular vote by 3M, but everyone told her to get off the stage and go knit? Donald Trump lost the election by 7M, but the GOP has built the entire #CPAC2021 conference around him.
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@ScottHech
Scott Hechinger
4 days ago
Just heard a call w/ a woman caged on unaffordable bail in Harris County, TX last year: "I'm pregnant, you know, I need a little bit more than two slices of bread. I'm trying to get my weight back up. Give my baby some normal food." We cage pregnant women. And don't feed them.
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@mkraju
Manu Raju
4 days ago
NEWS: Several Republicans in the House have skipped Friday's votes and enlisted their colleagues to vote on their behalf, signing letters saying they couldn't attend "due to the ongoing public health emergency." But those members are scheduled to be at CPAC
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@MondaireJones
Mondaire Jones
5 days ago
Imagine trying to explain to the American people, who delivered Democrats unified control of government, that we didn’t deliver a living wage because an unelected parliamentarian advised us not to.
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@kenklippenstein
Ken Klippenstein
5 days ago
We assassinate people by drone strike and have a literal prison colony in Guantanamo but where we draw the line is ignoring the Senate Parliamentarian when he says no to a minimum wage hike
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@JuddLegum
Judd Legum
5 days ago
THINGS THE SENATE IS ALLOWED TO DO BY MAJORITY VOTE 1. Pass multi-trillion dollar tax cuts for corporations 2. Confirm right-wing justices to the Supreme Court THINGS THAT REQUIRE A SUPER MAJORITY IN THE SENATE 1. A $15 minimum wage 2. Protecting voting rights
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@RBReich
Robert Reich
5 days ago
Reminder: as the Senate's presiding officer, Vice President Kamala Harris can overrule the Senate Parliamentarian and keep the $15 minimum wage in the COVID relief bill. For the sake of millions of struggling American workers, she must.
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@waltisfrozen
Greg
5 days ago
@JuddLegum How about a $25 minimum wage with no phase-in that's indexed to inflation? Maybe that'll be enough to pass the "merely incidental" bar.
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@dinerlee
Diana Ricketts
5 days ago
@JuddLegum Is that the reason? There is nothing "incidental" about the impact on the budget of requiring a $15 minimum wage, such as reducing dependence on food stamps and increasing tax revenues.
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@jcarrington
jcarrington
5 days ago
@BetoORourke @WordswithSteph "For 20 years, TX customers have paid $28 billion more for electricity than state residents who are served by traditional utilities (per WSJ analysis)." Deregulation transferred wealth from hard working Texans to rich energy trading firms! https://t.co/lqBvhW1hjr
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@DanPriceSeattle
Dan Price
5 days ago
Half of employees who make under $15 an hour get food stamps, Medicaid and welfare. This costs taxpayers $107 billion a year. So instead of paying a few cents more for a hamburger, you're paying billions more to subsidize corporations paying literal poverty wages.
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@RBReich
Robert Reich
5 days ago
When I graduated college in 1968, the typical corporate CEO got 20 times the pay of the average worker. When I became labor secretary in 1993, the ratio was 61-to-1. Today, the ratio is 320-to-1. Capitalism is off the rails.
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@AOC
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez
5 days ago
Please ask yourself: when was the last time you saw next-generation, world class technology for education, healthcare, housing, etc consistently prioritized for underserved communities like this?
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@DanPriceSeattle
Dan Price
6 days ago
Taxes paid by poorest 90% combined: $550 billion a year Taxes the rich owe but just don't pay: $574 billion a year Yearly budget IRS enforcement: $5 billion Police: $115 billion These are our priorities https://t.co/kgfB1bT0OK
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