Ralph Nader: The two-party tyranny

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Jun 15, 2012 by

DemocracyNow.org -In 2008, Barack Obama pledged to raise the minimum wage every year once elected, but the hourly rate of $7.25 hasn’t increased since 2007. Low-wage workers now make far less than they did four decades ago. Last week Illinois Democratic Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. introduced The Catching Up to 1968 Act of 2012. It draws its name from the idea that the federal minimum wage would be $10.55 an hour now if it had kept up with inflation over the past 40 years. While the bill has about 20 co-sponsors so far President Obama has yet to endorse it. We speak to longtime consumer advocate and former presidential candidate Ralph Nader.

Ralph Nader: 30 Million Workers Would Benefit From Raising Minimum

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Jun 15, 2012 by

DemocracyNow.org – As the presidential race heats up, the focus is increasingly on the nation’s slow economic recovery. Last week, President Obama was widely criticized for saying the private sector is “doing fine,” while Mitt Romney attacked public sector unions by calling for fewer teachers, firefighters and police officers. We talk to Ralph Nader about the 2012 election and the lessons of last week’s victory by Scott Walker, governor of what Nader dubbed “WisKOCHsin.” Nader also looks ahead at the Supreme Court’s upcoming rules on healthcare and Arizona’s anti-immigrant law.

Nader on 2012 Race, Wisconsin Recall and the Attack on Pensions & the Supreme Court

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Romney’s Campaign of Inanity by Ralph Nader

Don’t 30 Million Workers Deserve 1968 Wages? by Ralph Nader

Moyers and Company: Dark Money in Politics

Roundtable: Kucinich, Nader, Rocky Anderson and Barbara Marx Hubbard + Saving Our Democracy from Duopoly: Jill Stein, Rocky Anderson and Judge James Gray

Their plan for low-wage America

What is the AFL-CIO waiting for? by Ralph Nader + Obama Spends More Time on NCAA Brackets Than Workplace Safety

Inequality, capitalism and socialist revolution by Fred Goldstein

Minimum Wage: Catching up with 1968 by Ralph Nader

Nader to Occupy: Help Raise the Minimum Wage by Chris Hedges

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