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Old 12-11-2003, 11:30 PM   #1
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Sorry Bono - but we can't pass this spending bill

I really want the money to combat AIDS to be spent,, but somehow coming out of committee (minus the Dems)cause they hold secret meetings) the new "OMNIBUS SPENDING" bill has some fun attachments.

#1 a bill that was defeated by a bipartisan vote to protect overtime pay that is included now that was defeated

#2 the FCC plans to disallow media concentrations that was passed.

Sorry. but I've never heard of an admin. that tries to so blatentley tries to play illegal politics. WTF
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http://www.alternet.org/story.html?StoryID=17369

Business as Usual: The Assault on American Workers

By Bracken Hendricks and Skye Perryman, AlterNet
December 11, 2003

This week, the House passed a spending bill that could cut overtime benefits for nearly 8 million Americans. The newest scheme devised by President Bush and his Congressional Republicans reclassifies workers in relatively low paying jobs who have supervisory roles, as being exempt from overtime pay. According to the AFL-CIO, the measure could affect the pocketbooks of our police officers, nurses, retail workers, medical therapists and insurance claims adjusters cutting into the paychecks of working families. Such a reclassification would allow employers to shift new burdens onto these workers without compensating them for their extra efforts on the job.


This latest action flies in the face of the will of congress, and the desires of most Americans. Earlier this session, both the House of Representatives and the Senate in bipartisan majorities passed bills to protect overtime pay under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). But the Republican leadership in the House ignored the voices of the American people and stripped workers of this basic protection anyway. The Republican move not only disregards the majority of both houses of congress, but it also ignores the hundreds of thousands of American workers who have made their voices heard by speaking out to President Bush and their elected representatives over recent months.
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alternet is rehashing old stories
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