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78. +1000% --- "left/liberal nation, in grips of a right/fascist oligarchy which owns the media" --
True -- and remember the days when using the word "fascist" used to bring on

shock and questioning?

Not so much anymore -- sadly!!


This is a nation which loves the New Deal -- and is looking for even more radical liberal

solutions!!



:hi:
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  -Bill would end overtime pay requirement for many more IT workers jayfish  Dec-02-11 11:47 AM   #0 
  - Kay needs to be replaced...  midnight   Dec-02-11 11:50 AM   #1 
  - A lot of them do. Then, when they are out looking for jobs  davidwparker   Dec-02-11 12:24 PM   #13 
  - A bipartisan effort to keep all the winnings for themselves..  midnight   Dec-02-11 02:41 PM   #32 
  - IT workers can shutdown the world if they wanted to.  Blaq Dem   Dec-03-11 01:27 PM   #129 
  - You sir are an optomist  Big_Mike   Dec-03-11 01:32 PM   #130 
  - I agree - Kay Hagan should not be called a Democrat  slay   Dec-02-11 02:57 PM   #36 
     - A good Democrat does not attack the right to overtime  Gman   Dec-02-11 04:05 PM   #52 
     - How many good democrats...  awoke_in_2003   Dec-02-11 05:29 PM   #72 
        - maybe  frylock   Dec-02-11 06:43 PM   #90 
     - Haven't seen one stance yet from this woman that resembled a Democrat. n/t  ProfessionalLeftist   Dec-02-11 06:53 PM   #92 
        - Hagen is the 1%  Bluenorthwest   Dec-03-11 07:16 AM   #113 
  - Most IT jobs don't pay overtime...  bcool   Dec-02-11 11:51 AM   #2 
  - IT workers who are paid with an annual salary don't get overtime, but...  Eric J in MN   Dec-02-11 11:58 AM   #6 
  - Being eligible for overtime pay has little to do with how your employer pays you.  jayfish   Dec-02-11 12:45 PM   #17 
  - In this case, it actually does  jeff47   Dec-02-11 05:08 PM   #67 
  - I have been paid overtime in ZERO salaried positions...  DWilliamsamh   Dec-02-11 08:40 PM   #103 
  - +10000  geardaddy   Dec-02-11 03:28 PM   #42 
  - I think this law would affect me, I would lose overtime pay...  limpyhobbler   Dec-02-11 04:00 PM   #47 
  - My husband has worked in IT for over 30 years  LiberalEsto   Dec-02-11 04:11 PM   #56 
  - Any employee that is FLSA exempt can request an audit from the DOL  Major Nikon   Dec-02-11 05:08 PM   #66 
  - interesting  LiberalEsto   Dec-02-11 05:12 PM   #69 
  - my husband is a programmer and has always been paid overtime  pitohui   Dec-02-11 06:06 PM   #86 
     - My husband is a database administrator  LiberalEsto   Dec-03-11 09:16 AM   #118 
  - started in 1991  Samba   Dec-02-11 08:01 PM   #97 
  - "Despite the lack of specific education, professional certifications etc."?  boppers   Dec-02-11 10:49 PM   #108 
  - The way the system seems to work now...  LiberalEsto   Dec-03-11 09:10 AM   #117 
     - That is downright sickening.  Enthusiast   Dec-03-11 09:36 AM   #120 
  - If they are SALARIED workers you are right  DWilliamsamh   Dec-02-11 08:35 PM   #102 
  - I just posted about this...many IT jobs...  CoffeeCat   Dec-02-11 10:56 PM   #110 
  - Broken link.  uberblonde   Dec-02-11 11:52 AM   #3 
  - Fixed. -NT-  jayfish   Dec-02-11 11:57 AM   #5 
  - Overtime pay, in IT? Since when?  tridim   Dec-02-11 11:55 AM   #4 
  - I used to get it, a long time ago. I believe the rules changed in about 1996.  slackmaster   Dec-02-11 12:17 PM   #10 
  - "Maybe this new BS will help get IT professionals to finally unionize."  MilesColtrane   Dec-02-11 03:04 PM   #37 
  - Unionizing geeks isn't going to happen  jeff47   Dec-02-11 05:14 PM   #70 
  - I don't think it's Objectivism, so much as libertarian-ism.  boppers   Dec-02-11 10:53 PM   #109 
  - my husband gets overtime as a programmer  pitohui   Dec-02-11 06:08 PM   #87 
  - I am in IT  AldebTX   Dec-02-11 12:02 PM   #7 
  - Your employer choosing not to pay you for overtime does not make you an exempt employee.  jayfish   Dec-02-11 01:21 PM   #23 
  - Many are  Major Nikon   Dec-02-11 05:09 PM   #68 
  - well a lot of computer guys have poor negotiating/social skills  pitohui   Dec-02-11 06:12 PM   #88 
  - Are you salaried?  Xithras   Dec-02-11 03:55 PM   #45 
     - wall-mart got busted for that  ThomThom   Dec-02-11 05:33 PM   #74 
     - They have exempt and non-exempt salaried employees  socialindependocrat   Dec-03-11 08:06 AM   #115 
  - Hagan's a Democrat...  Davis_X_Machina   Dec-02-11 12:13 PM   #8 
  - Excellent way to make workers into wage slaves and increase unemployment.  toddwv   Dec-02-11 12:14 PM   #9 
  - this Government is ANTI WORKER  lovuian   Dec-02-11 12:17 PM   #11 
  - We're a majoritarian system...  Davis_X_Machina   Dec-02-11 12:23 PM   #12 
  - That is an enormous simplification of the current state of affairs.  Muskypundit   Dec-02-11 12:38 PM   #14 
  - This is a cop-out.  Davis_X_Machina   Dec-02-11 01:04 PM   #21 
  - Right -- public wants to get rid of the Post Office -- ???? ROFL  defendandprotect   Dec-02-11 05:39 PM   #77 
  - Exactly. For decades, since Reagan, the right has been fucking up the economy  RaleighNCDUer   Dec-02-11 03:56 PM   #46 
     - +1000% --- "left/liberal nation, in grips of a right/fascist oligarchy which owns the media" --  defendandprotect   Dec-02-11 05:41 PM   #78 
     - + a brazillion!  Enthusiast   Dec-03-11 09:41 AM   #122 
  - How much a person gets to talk to a politician depends on the size of the donation.  Eric J in MN   Dec-02-11 12:44 PM   #15 
  - If you put 40,000 persons in their district office, they'd listen.  Davis_X_Machina   Dec-02-11 01:01 PM   #20 
     - If you put 40k in their district office they'd pepper spray them then arrest.  zogofzorkon   Dec-02-11 01:26 PM   #24 
     - No city in America could do that, not even New York.  Davis_X_Machina   Dec-03-11 01:17 PM   #128 
     - Have you noticed at all that since Nixon's regime the object is to deceive and destroy elections . .  defendandprotect   Dec-02-11 05:44 PM   #79 
     - Al Gore  sulphurdunn   Dec-02-11 05:47 PM   #81 
        - 300,000,000 million American...  Davis_X_Machina   Dec-03-11 01:12 PM   #126 
           - I don't think so.  sulphurdunn   Dec-03-11 02:16 PM   #131 
  - I doubt that Senator Hagan ran on a platform of cutting overtime pay for IT workers  limpyhobbler   Dec-02-11 04:10 PM   #55 
  - I would make a very similar guess.  Maineman   Dec-02-11 04:39 PM   #58 
  - You think we have "free elections" --- ???? ROFL  defendandprotect   Dec-02-11 05:36 PM   #75 
  - Absolutely right.  Go2Peace   Dec-02-11 08:03 PM   #99 
  - Theft, on any scale....  Davis_X_Machina   Dec-03-11 01:15 PM   #127 
  - I don't believe that anymore. There is little "Representation" left  Go2Peace   Dec-02-11 08:02 PM   #98 
  - Wonderful response. " You pretend to pay us and we pretend to work"  midnight   Dec-02-11 02:38 PM   #31 
     - We need a huge slow down by workers -- all together -- !!  defendandprotect   Dec-02-11 05:46 PM   #80 
  - There are four co-sponsors to the bill, three of them are Republicans  apnu   Dec-02-11 12:44 PM   #16 
  - Michael Bennet CO - D?  paulk   Dec-02-11 02:43 PM   #34 
     - That was a big WTF for me too.  Autumn   Dec-02-11 05:48 PM   #82 
     - there is nothing, absolutely nothing  paulk   Dec-02-11 07:57 PM   #96 
     - hmmm..... sad -- !!  defendandprotect   Dec-02-11 09:04 PM   #105 
  - It seems congress has no problems cutting wages for hourly workers  Angry Dragon   Dec-02-11 12:50 PM   #18 
  - ''.....and it was put forth by a Democrat.''  DeSwiss   Dec-02-11 12:58 PM   #19 
  - She's from NC which has Charlotte - one of the biggest banking cities  dballance   Dec-02-11 01:19 PM   #22 
  - ...and Research Triangle Park! n/t  pkdu   Dec-02-11 05:28 PM   #71 
  - IT workers have been everybody's favorite whipping boys/girls for the past 10 years. nt  stevenleser   Dec-02-11 02:03 PM   # 
  - yeah we put you in the exec class so u can work MORE for LESS  katty   Dec-02-11 02:03 PM   #25 
  - Screwing IT AGAIN  nahant   Dec-02-11 02:06 PM   #26 
  - No doubt, she probably represents ...  aggiesal   Dec-02-11 02:06 PM   #27 
  - Kay Hagan is a Senator, and so she represents all of NC. (NT)  Eric J in MN   Dec-02-11 02:28 PM   #29 
     - Oooops, my bad, ...  aggiesal   Dec-03-11 11:34 AM   #125 
  - India and China...here we come!  SoapBox   Dec-02-11 02:13 PM   #28 
  - Isn't it great to finally see bipartisan efforts from the Senate?  Judi Lynn   Dec-02-11 02:31 PM   #30 
  - What the heck? Why should anyone who is not salaried be exempt from OT pay?  AllyCat   Dec-02-11 02:41 PM   #33 
  - They need to strengthen, not weaken worker protections  quakerboy   Dec-02-11 02:48 PM   #35 
  - A bi-partisan effort to cut the income of IT workers but no bi-partisan effort to make it easier for  Citizen Worker   Dec-02-11 03:10 PM   # 
  - A bi-partisan effort to cut the income of IT workers but no bi-partisan effort to make it easier for  Citizen Worker   Dec-02-11 03:10 PM   #38 
  - They are underpaid as it is  socialindependocrat   Dec-02-11 03:15 PM   #39 
  - WTF! n/t  Hotler   Dec-02-11 03:22 PM   #40 
  - I can't believe this. What is the ultimate goal,  jimmydwight   Dec-02-11 03:25 PM   #41 
  - Oh crap, look at what someone entered on her Wikipedia bio!  wxgeek7   Dec-02-11 03:36 PM   #43 
  - that's hilarious n/t  MrsBrady   Dec-02-11 03:46 PM   #44 
  - It's after 5 pm ET and it is still there!  BumRushDaShow   Dec-02-11 04:04 PM   #51 
  - the truth should stay there!! what a crap dem  lunasun   Dec-02-11 08:47 PM   #104 
  - Ain't that the truth!  RoccoR5955   Dec-02-11 04:50 PM   #63 
  - Ain't that the truth!  RoccoR5955   Dec-02-11 04:50 PM   #64 
  - With "friends" like this, who needs enemies? n/t  OhioChick   Dec-02-11 04:02 PM   #48 
  - Don't fuck with the people who handle your food and database security  inademv   Dec-02-11 04:03 PM   #49 
  - I would expect Walmart would reclassify all their employees  Gman   Dec-02-11 04:03 PM   #50 
  - I haven't seen an hourly IT job in years.  Recursion   Dec-02-11 04:09 PM   #53 
  - Our government just keeps walking backwards.  gtar100   Dec-02-11 04:09 PM   #54 
  - There are contracting shops (like Collabera)  catrose   Dec-02-11 04:37 PM   #57 
  - How long before they make almost every occupation exempt?  Hugabear   Dec-02-11 04:43 PM   #59 
  - Another giveaway to the rich...........  Swede Atlanta    Dec-02-11 04:45 PM   #60 
  - I wouldn't count on it  47of74   Dec-02-11 06:28 PM   #89 
     - Did he ever really have a spine? nt.  Fokker Trip   Dec-03-11 06:13 AM   #112 
  - Figures it comes from someone in a Right to Work for LESS State!  RoccoR5955   Dec-02-11 04:46 PM   #61 
  - Let's find out if she has accepted campaign contributions from Microsoft, for starters  Missy Vixen   Dec-02-11 04:49 PM   #62 
  - The assault on workers continues  mokawanis   Dec-02-11 04:50 PM   #65 
  - Everyone needs to wake up...  awoke_in_2003   Dec-02-11 05:32 PM   #73 
  - WTF?????  goforit   Dec-02-11 05:37 PM   #76 
  - That the great thing about Congress these days.  Turbineguy   Dec-02-11 05:57 PM   #83 
  - oh hell -- tell me again why there shouldn't be a move to clean OUT Congress?  Donnachaidh   Dec-02-11 06:03 PM   #84 
  - Just called one of her staffers in DC.  mwooldri   Dec-02-11 06:05 PM   #85 
  - I'll help get her out! Damn! Republican Light!!  Duval   Dec-02-11 06:44 PM   #91 
  - Unacceptable. This is sorta like "pepper spraying" workers.  DaveJ   Dec-02-11 06:54 PM   #93 
  - I worked IT from 1974 to 2010, both salaried and hourly, and I never got overtime.  MgtPA   Dec-02-11 07:16 PM   #94 
  - You got taken.  Go2Peace   Dec-02-11 08:14 PM   #100 
  - workers of the 22'nd century, of all colors, replace the black slaves of the  MarkCharles   Dec-02-11 07:46 PM   #95 
  - A so called Democrat did this or is trying to end workers rights  INdemo   Dec-02-11 08:15 PM   #101 
  - She's from NC.....  ingac70   Dec-03-11 09:36 AM   #119 
  - There are many variables  klook   Dec-02-11 10:18 PM   #106 
  - This may be why this is happening...  CoffeeCat   Dec-02-11 10:46 PM   #107 
  - I've been in IT since 1970, as a tech, instructor and analyst and  Synicus Maximus   Dec-02-11 11:01 PM   #111 
  - Note also more Indian and Chinese are being brought in---they will work long hours and get no  McCamy Taylor   Dec-03-11 07:40 AM   #114 
  - I'm in IT and Exempt so nothing changes for me.  TNLib   Dec-03-11 08:51 AM   #116 
  - K & R !!!  WillyT   Dec-03-11 09:37 AM   #121 
  - I, for one, am outraged for the Indian people!  RUMMYisFROSTED   Dec-03-11 09:55 AM   #123 
  - Funny story  Hamlette   Dec-03-11 11:09 AM   #124 
  - Where's the "funny?"  RUMMYisFROSTED   Dec-03-11 04:25 PM   #132 
  - Thank you Kay Hagan  The Gunslinger   Dec-05-11 11:18 AM   #133 
 

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