Daily Topics - Monday February 3rd, 2014

Daily Topics - Monday February 3rd, 2014

Catch The Thom Hartmann Program LIVE 3-6pm ET M-F!!

Read Thom's latest Liberally Yours column online at The Daily Caller..be sure to add your comments & support your local liberal!

Hour One: Philip Seymour Hoffman didnt have to die...

Hour Two: Could a real progressive minimum wage fix happen soon?  Peter Schiff, The Peter Schiff Show

Hour Three: KXL pipeline...what's missing from the State Dept. report?  Ryan Koronowski, Climate Progress

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mrbrannon68
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Regarding theĀ  Republican

Regarding the  Republican callers comments on minimum wage without knowing anything about the law, please read the following facts.  " After winning the historical 1936 election by a landslide, President Roosevelt signed the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) into law in early 1938. The FLSA introduced sweeping regulations to protect American workers from being exploited, and created a mandatory federal minimum wage of 25 cents an hour in order to maintain a "minimum standard of living necessary for health, efficiency and general well-being, without substantially curtailing employment". This new law was welcomed as a godsend by the thousands of workers who were previously forced to work for a fraction of that amount, but was violently opposed by many employers and fiscal conservatives who argued that a minimum wage could hurt employers. In addition to establishing a mandatory nation-wide minimum wage the Fair Labor Standards Act introduced many other worker's protection laws still in effect today, including banning child labor and establishing workplace safety statutes."

Not unions!!  Make him explain his real objections! 

RasmussenDonald
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