This post was originally published on this site In Washington State, households making poverty wages pay six times more in state taxes than our tech billionaires. We’ve got to balance… Continue reading on Civic Skunk Works » Please follow and like us:
This post was originally published on this site A Seattle ice cream magnate just opened the books and revealed the salaries of everyone in her company. Is this the future of pay equity? Continue reading on Civic Skunk Works » Please follow and like us:
This post was originally published on this siteThe so-called centrist presidential candidate announced today that as president he wouldn’t do anything without bipartisan support. Uh, okay? Schultz’s speech today was watched live on Facebook by literally dozens of viewers. “Nothing is free,” Howard Schultz announced early in his speech at Miami Dade College today. To emphasize his … Read moreHoward Schultz Is Waging War on Getting Anything Done
This post was originally published on this siteThe media is mocking Jay Inslee for making climate change a priority. Here’s why they are wrong. Screenshot from The Rachel Maddow Show, March 4th 2019 Last week, Washington Governor Jay Inslee announced his candidacy for president. He opened his campaign by defining climate change as the “one central, defining, … Read moreI Don’t Have the Luxury to Wait on Climate Change
This post was originally published on this site The elite shareholder class is funneling trillions of dollars away from American workers. How can we turn back this trickle-down tide? You already know that income inequality is causing many of America’s worst problems. And you probably can identify many of the tools that the trickle-down crowd … Read moreCory Booker Has a Plan to Fix Stock Buybacks
This post was originally published on this siteHere’s Howard Schultz at the Moore Theatre, telling his fellow Seattleites what is not possible. So you’re running for president—great! Stop telling us what you’re against and start telling us what you’re for. In a Medium post over the weekend, Howard Schultz said the response to his independent presidential … Read more“No” Is Not Enough
This post was originally published on this siteWhen the Washington Post’s Fact Check columnist gave three Pinocchios to Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, he was revealing an important lesson about implicit bias. No puppet! No puppet! You’re the puppet! On Martin Luther King Jr Day, Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (hereafter AOC) discussed the American Dream in a conversation with Ta-Nehisi … Read moreWho Fact-Checks the Fact-Checkers?
This post was originally published on this siteUsing outdated, disproven research, Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta told the Wall Street Journal that raising wages kills jobs. Why doesn’t anyone call him out on his trickle-down BS? Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta can’t see the evidence, even when it’s right under his nose. When Democrats took control of the … Read moreThe Fight Against $15 Is Built on Nothing
This post was originally published on this siteWhy whiny pundits like Max Boot are missing Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s point On the left: Congressperson Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. On the right: Max Boot, probably. “I feel a little guilty writing this column,” conservative Washington Post columnist and unrepentant hat-wearer Max Boot wrote yesterday, “because [New York Congressperson Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez] … Read moreThink Big or Go Home
This post was originally published on this siteNegative Minimum-Wage Studies Are “About Three Times More Likely to Be Published” Than Neutral or Positive Findings A new paper finds that if you’re in the business of studying the minimum wage, it pays to find a negative impact on business In October, a University of Washington study team released … Read moreNegative Minimum-Wage Studies Are “About Three Times More Likely to Be Published” Than Neutral or…
This post was originally published on this siteCongress has many shades of blue. It boils down to one question: Why give conservative Democrats the Speaker of the House that they want? There’s a reason only one Speaker of the House has ever become President of the United States: you don’t always make decisions that your constituents or … Read moreDon’t Fall for the Trickle-down Opposition to Nancy Pelosi
This post was originally published on this siteLast night’s elections offered a winning five-point plan for Democrats to follow in 2020 The best election night party in Seattle last night was the Yes on 940 celebration in Columbia City. Nobody is better at making a win sound like a loss than Democrats. In last night’s midterm elections, … Read moreCongratulations, Democrats, You Won! Now What?