Eric Cantor will propose Federal Law that Ends Overtime Pay for hourly workers
(Daily Kos) - In Eric Cantor’s February 2013 speech, he said he wanted to propose Federal Law that would end overtime pay for hourly workers. Currently, the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 (FLSA), signed into law by President Franklin D. Roosevelt, mandates that certain workers get paid “time + 1/2” for overtime work. Eric Cantor wants to eliminate that law. Because — ya know — workers not getting paid for overtime hours worked out so good for workers before FDR enacted that Law.
Waiting to see how long it’s going to take for a conservative to reblog this and defend taking overtime pay away from hourly workers.
“Here's your problem: if you start adding up unions and progressives and liberals and people too poor to pay income tax and people who wanna tax millionaires -- wow, it's gotta be tough to love America so much, but hate almost three-quarters of the people living in it.”—JON STEWART, on Eric Cantor and conservatives in general, on The Daily Show
“When a family is struck with tragedy -- like the family of Joplin ... let's say if they had $10,000 set aside to do something else with, to buy a new car ... and then they were struck with a sick member of the family or something, and needed to take that money to apply it to that, that's what they would do, because families don't have unlimited money. And, really, neither does the federal government.”—
Eric Cantor explaining why Republicans won’t help natural disaster/Joplin victims without more budget cuts.
Also strangely, he’s describing a situation that argues for Health Care Reform since people don’t have unlimited funds they deserve to die when the money runs out.
“Who is Eric Cantor to say that it's okay for some women to get beaten and raped? If they happen to be Native women who are attacked by a non-Native man, as far as Eric Cantor is concerned, those women are tossed.”—
Terry O’Neill - President of National Organization for Women
Just so y’all understand the height of all bullshit this is, the JUSTICE DEPARTMENT has already backed reauthorization. All tribal jurisdiction concerns have already been vetted.
Eric Cantor and his band of assholes are the ONLY ones having a problem with this.