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Tue Feb 26, 2013, 05:47 PM

9 insane laws proposed by Republicans

1. Ban paid overtime in the United States: U.S. House Majority Leader Eric Cantor wants to get rid of paid overtime.

2. Give corporations the right to vote. Montana Rep. Steve Lavin would give corporations that own property within a city to vote in a municipal election.

3. Eliminate child labor laws: Utah Sen. Mike Lee thinks child labor laws should be illegal.

4. Force unions to pay for non-union members' benefits. Last year, Michigan and Indiana passed No Rights At Work bills that will weaken unions, increase poverty, lower their citizens' standard of living and kill more people at work.

5. Raise taxes on everyone but the rich. Republican governors in Ohio, Louisiana, Kansas, North Carolina, Oklahoma and Nebraska are proposing tax hikes on the vast majority of citizens in order to cut taxes for the wealthy few.

6. Prohibit living wage and minimum wage laws. Florida state Sen. Stephen Precourt filed a bill to overturn local laws in Orlando, Miami Beach and Gainesville that require some employers to pay slightly more than the minimum wage

7. Make it a crime to expose corporate crime. A bill is now moving through the Indiana Legislature that would criminalize the video or audio recording of unethical or illegal behavior on a farm or in a workplace. Similar laws passed already in Iowa, Montana, North Dakota, Kansas and Utah.

8. Sell the national parks. Utah Rep. Jason Chaffetz proposed selling off 3.2 million acres of public lands. Former Florida Rep. Cliff Stearns admitted on camera he wanted to sell off our national parks because we can't afford them anymore.

9. Make it a crime to make theft a crime: Last year, the Florida House of Representatives passed a bill to overturn local laws that make it illegal for employers to steal wages from their employees. It failed in the Senate.


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Response to Teamster Jeff (Original post)

Tue Feb 26, 2013, 05:54 PM

1. it's bad enough seeing them one at a time, but seeing nine together makes you realize that

these people are so far beyond stupid and hateful that new words have to be invented for them. (and this doesn't even count all the woman-hating laws being sponsored and passed)

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Tue Feb 26, 2013, 06:31 PM

2. Get this out pronto

I just posted to our LU facebook.

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Response to Teamster Jeff (Original post)

Tue Feb 26, 2013, 06:34 PM

3. Oh, there are more.

In Alaska Republicans have just voted to allow cruise ships to dump more waste in Alaska's waters without even being required to tell where they're doing it, and yesterday they voted to charge any federal official who tries to enforce President Obama's executive orders re firearms with a crime. Nice...

My turncoat legislator voted for both.

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