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Hundreds in South Suburbs Are Ready to Move On Are You?

Let your voice be heard!

I know you are out there. You know too many things are not fair or right for too many Americans in too many ways; you yell at the TV and gripe with your friends; you and your family are suffering from the effects of years of policies that have decimated the middle class; you feel angry, depressed and powerless.

I understand because I am one of you. I have no lobbyists, no Super Pac, no friends in high places. I do, however, have high hopes because I have seen the power of the people united, determined, organized and energized.

 Progressive activists have led successful, peaceful campaigns against injustice throughout our history, and we are doing it today. In this election year, we have the ear of the President and candidates for Congress.

We need you to help us speak with too many voices to ignore. We are a local council affiliated with a nationwide organization over five million strong. I hope you will join us today. It’s easy; it’s free, and it matters.

Join online at www.moveon.org/team After you enter your ZIP code, look for the South Suburban Council.

Email us at southsuburbanchicagomoveon@gmail.com

Find us on Facebook under South Suburban Chicago MoveOn Council

Nancy Eichelberger

 

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Bill February 18, 2012 at 01:32 AM
Frank - Are you kidding? These TEA (Too Extreme for America) types are all for a military state. That's the only spending they refuse to cut, even though the US spends the same amount on military as the rest of the world COMBINED. (eg US = $700billion, China = $100billion, the #2 spender). You may be sick of these jerks, but there is a LOT of them. America is getting dumber by the day. OMG. Palin? Cain???? Serious contenders for POTUS???!!!!!!!! The US is done. Idiocracy is here.
Jello February 18, 2012 at 01:37 AM
You're welcome. Now read this: Guest Post: Exploring The Not-So-Altruistic Aspects Of The "Buffett Rule" Exelon is directly tied to the Obama administration: Rahm Emanuel and David Axelrod act as consultants, two top Exelon advisors are Obama fundraisers, and the company lobbies heavily for more greenhouse-gas restraints to drive demand for its nuclear power. http://www.zerohedge.com/news/guest-post-exploring-not-so-altruistic-aspects-buffett-rule But don't take my word for it. With many of Berkshire's companies, your loss as a taxpayer will be their gains.
Bill February 18, 2012 at 02:17 AM
Your wages are competitive because unemployment is high. If there were (theoretically) no unemployment, and businesses had to compete for workers instead of workers compete for jobs, you would be paying your workers much more. So, what is a fair return for the owner of a business? What is a fair wage for labor? Or is fair not in the equation? But that's why the market, in its infinite wisdom, came up with the concept of a union. If no one is willing to work for a wage considered unfair, then the market demands a higher wage. So, does competitive = fair? For the most part, yes, for example your case. I think you are doing nothing wrong. If you are a small business owner, you work your butt off and sometimes, in the beginning especially, make less per hour than your employees. But if a CEO is making tens of millions while a child somewhere in the world is paid to sit in the dirt stitching soccer balls for less money than it takes to keep fed and housed, is that still fair? The wages are competitive in that country, but how can anyone say its fair to pay a person below subsistence wages when the executives make enormous salaries at very little risk. In fact, if they get fired, they often still get tens of millions in severence and move on to their next high paying job. Fair? Come on.
Bill February 18, 2012 at 02:32 AM
Yep. Warren is wealthy, like just about every politician in Washington. And a fool to think she isn't, just as McCain thought that "rich" is maybe $5million and didn't even know how many houses he owns. The only thing I can say in her support is that at least she speaks up for the 99%, and doesn't trash them or think everyone gets exactly what they deserve. If I have to vote for a rich fool, I'll vote for the one that at least says she is going to fight for the average person and not con them for a vote by making them believe that they could one day be a multi-millionaire, so you better not tax the rich.
Bill February 18, 2012 at 02:46 AM
<<<"Roseann 7:37 pm on Friday, February 17, 2012 Now read this: Exelon is directly tied to the Obama administration: Rahm Emanuel and David Axelrod act as consultants, two top Exelon advisors are Obama fundraisers, and the company lobbies heavily for more greenhouse-gas restraints to drive demand for its nuclear power. But don't take my word for it. With many of Berkshire's companies, your loss as a taxpayer will be their gains.">>> Absolutely. Do you think most people that support MoveOn support Obama? Many do, but many, if not most from my experience, do not. But if it's bad in this case, isn't it bad in all cases? As a previous poster so insightfully noticed, MoveOn only wants to forwards its progressive agenda. If that means voting for Obama to beat back the rising tide of corporatism and right wing extremism, we'll hold our nose and do it. Are you willing to criticize Cheney for his funneling billions to his old company Haliburton? Obama is not my candidate. He is a temporary plug in a failing dam.

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