• Gerald McEntee wrote a new diary post: Let’s Get Women Out of the Red

    2012-04-17 07:01:01View | Delete

    Thumbnail Workers are under attack and women are bearing the brunt of it when it comes to pay . Who’s to blame? Corporate-backed politicians typified by Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker. Last week, in the dead of night, Walker signed a piece of legislation that rolls back progress on pay equity in his state, where women make only 75 [...]

  • Gerald McEntee wrote a new diary post: Mitt Romney and the 1%

    2012-01-27 09:54:49View | Delete

    Mitt Romney has released some information on his income taxes over the past two years. Turns out he’s paid less than 14 percent on more than $40 million in income . He makes more in one day than most American makes all year, yet he pays a tax rate that is far less than what the vast [...]

  • Gerald McEntee wrote a new diary post: McEntee on Jobs

    2011-10-07 06:54:27View | Delete

    On Tuesday, the Majority Leader of the U.S. House of Representatives, Congressman Eric Cantor of Virginia, told the press that he would not schedule a vote on President Obama’s American Jobs Bill. That’s appalling, but not surprising. With its current leadership, the House never schedules votes on bills to increase employment in the U.S. If you look [...]

  • Gerald McEntee wrote a new diary post: We Remember

    2011-09-09 07:27:29View | Delete

    Thumbnail A decade has passed since the attacks that brought horrific destruction and death to the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and the fields outside Shanksville, Pa.  Those acts of terrorism ripped apart steel and concrete and broke our hearts. The families that lost loved ones may never be whole again. Father Mychal F. Judge , a New [...]

  • Gerald McEntee wrote a new diary post: America’s Future is at Stake this Labor Day

    2011-08-31 07:15:38View | Delete

    Thumbnail As we celebrate Labor Day 2011, working families face greater attacks on their economic security than at any time since the days of the robber barons in the late19th Century.  In state houses across the country, politicians backed by Wall Street billionaires are attacking fundamental reforms that union members fought and won over many decades, [...]

  • Thumbnail As the eyes of the nation are focused on lawmakers in Washington this week, hundreds of right-wing state legislators are quietly meeting with corporate lobbyists behind closed doors in a New Orleans hotel to draft far-reaching legislation. The secret meetings, underwritten by powerful special interests –  including the insurance and banking industries, big oil and [...]

  • Gerald McEntee wrote a new diary post: Why Unemployment Makes the Tea Party Happy

    2011-07-14 08:21:36View | Delete

    Thumbnail The tea party Republicans have drawn a line in the sand. The debt ceiling was raised five times during the administration of President George W. Bush. Yet, it is only now, with tea party Republicans holding the balance of power in the U.S. House of Representatives, that America is placed in the position of defaulting on [...]

  • March 25  marks the 100th anniversary of a tragic, pivotal moment in history, when 146 mostly young New York garment workers, all but 17 female, died in the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire .  Many were immigrants, who came to find the American Dream and went to work in a Manhattan sweatshop on the 8th, 9th and 10th [...]

  • Gerald McEntee wrote a new diary post: Gagging Workers is Un-American

    2011-02-16 09:33:08View | Delete

    Thumbnail As the world watched the people of Egypt take to the streets in an effort to exercise their rights and have their voices heard, here at home in the USA, plans are being put into place to silence workers, lower their wages, cut their benefits and increase the likelihood that they will suffer injuries and [...]

  • Gerald McEntee wrote a new diary post: Stop the Lies

    2010-12-14 09:27:36View | Delete

    Near the end of the now-classic film Chinatown, set in Los Angeles during the 1930s, working-stiff private detective Jake Gittes (Jack Nicholson) confronts the greedy land developer Noah Cross (John Huston) about his sinister, murderous behavior: Gittes: I just wanna know what you’re worth. More than 10 million? Cross: Oh my, yes! Gittes: Why are you doing it? How [...]

  • Gerald McEntee wrote a new diary post: Pre-Thanksgiving GOP Vote: Disgusting

    2010-11-23 15:15:56View | Delete

    The U.S. Commerce Department reports today that corporate profits are at a record high , at a time when corporations are sitting on $1.8 trillion in cash reserves. At the same time, 15 million Americans are still looking for work. Two years after the financial collapse caused by right-wing deregulation and corporate greed, Wall Street is handing out [...]

  • Gerald McEntee wrote a new diary post: Voters Want a Recovery That Works for Everyone

    2010-11-03 12:06:49View | Delete

    Angry voters sent a clear message on Tuesday: Much, much more must be done to put America back to work. But voters rejected right-wing and Tea Party candidates who argued that government should do nothing to improve the economy or protect working families during the worst economic crisis the Great Depression. Voters support efforts to [...]

  • Gerald McEntee wrote a new diary post: What’s at Stake Tuesday

    2010-10-29 13:30:27View | Delete

    The conventional wisdom in Washington right now is that the Republicans are about to take back the House, and possibly the Senate. That would be awful news for every American who believes that government should protect the interests of American working families rather than international corporate interests. And it is certainly a nightmare for the [...]