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There are two minimum wages in America.
More unfortunate news of how irresponsible budget cuts kill people. A man drowned yesterday – as firefighters and first responder just watched from shore. The firefighters couldn’t help the man because they didn’t have training or cold-water gear thanks to budget cuts back in 2009. Earlier this year – deadly fires were sparked in Chicago and New York with first responders showing up late also because of budget
The rule of law in America has broken down.
Hour One: Thom & conservative Ron Miller debate America's adult baby syndrome on "Medicare"
Hour Two: Could your cell phone make you sick? Dr. Olga Naidenko, Environmental Working Group
Hour Three: "The Last Mountain" one community fights back against "Big Coal" - Robert Kennedy, Jr.
Who’s screwed? Minimum wage workers. The minimum wage is no longer enough to meet a person’s minimum needs in Michigan according to a new report. The organization – Wider Opportunities for Women – published the report and it finds that a single Michigan resident needs to make more than 12 bucks an hour just to house – clothe – and feed him or herself. The minimum wage in Michigan is well short of that marker – just $7.40. But when you throw children into the equation – the picture is even grimmer.
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