Jane Lea 
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Re: “If You Liked Citizens United, You'll Love Prop 32

Here's where the devil is in the details. Even if direct contributions are restricted, corporations can still funnel as much money as they want through SuperPACs, which can spend without limits and are completely exempt from Prop 32.
And all sorts of 'alternate' corporate structures -- like Wall Street Hedge Funds, insurance companies and real estate investors -- aren't classified as 'corporations' under Prop 32, so they're exempt as well... as are billionaires and corporate CEOs. Pretty much every well-heeled corporate special interest would be exempt under Prop 32... and that's exactly what the backers intended. They say it's about "stopping special interest money," but it's really all about silencing the voices of working people, while giving big CEOs and the very wealthy free rein to exert limitless influence on our political system.
Labor rights aren’t etched in stone. They were won through politics and collective bargaining. So if you’re the 99% that have to work for a living say, “good bye” to, vacation leave, health insurance, 8 hour work day, minimum wage, work place health and safety laws, overtime pay, unemployment, child labor laws, meal breaks, nurse patient ratios just to name a few.

10 likes, 5 dislikes
Posted by Jane Lea on 08/09/2012 at 10:31 AM

Re: “If You Liked Citizens United, You'll Love Prop 32

You can't stop something if it isn't being done. Corporations don't use payroll deductions for political purposes they take money from profits-- away from stockholders. This has no effect on corporate special interest, Corporate Super PACs, Corporate CEOs or Billionaire businesses contributing unlimited amounts to campaigns. These are the same Corporations that outsource our jobs. Corporate Special interests outspend unions 15-1.
What's at stake? overtime pay, work schedules, meal breaks, nurse patient ratios, work place health and safety laws, vacation days, sick leave to name a few. Take a peek at how these same businesses treat their employees in Saipan. In the Philippines 68 us dollars a month for 50 hr week and no worker benefits that we take for granted. Screw 32.

18 likes, 8 dislikes
Posted by Jane Lea on 08/08/2012 at 10:18 AM

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