Elizabeth Spiers, The Washington Post Published 7:41 am PST, Wednesday, February 27, 2019 In an interview with Fox News Monday night, senior White House adviser Ivanka Trump took time out of her usual tasks of failing to positively influence her father or materially affect the Trump administration's policy to opine to Fox host Steve Hilton about the minimum guaranteed income plank of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's Green New Deal plan. "I think that this idea of a guaranteed minimum is not something most people want," Trump said, providing no evidence whatsoever. "They want the ability to be able to secure a job. They want the ability to live in a country where's there's the potential for upward mobility." Guaranteed minimum incomes are, many economists state, precisely what some people need to have upward mobility - they are drivers of it, not inhibitors. Trump's assumptions about the relationship between work and poverty are typical of her father's administration's … [Read more...] about Ivanka Trump doesn’t understand work. No one in the Trump administration does.
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Many federal workers still have not received their back pay or have only gotten a fraction of what they are owed as government agencies struggle with payroll glitches and other delays, nearly two weeks after the end of the longest government shutdown in U.S history. And even as they scramble to catch up on unpaid bills and to repay unemployment benefits, the prospect of another shutdown looms next week. Vice President Mike Pence defended the shutdown on Wednesday, telling CBS News' Jeff Glor on Wednesday, "I never think it's a mistake to stand up for what you believe in."But many workers say they are still struggling to recover their footing after the shutdown. The government has been short on details about how many people are still waiting to be paid."President Trump stood in the Rose Garden at the end of the shutdown and said, 'We will make sure that you guys are paid immediately.' ... And here it is, it's almost two weeks later," said Michael Walter, who works for the U.S. … [Read more...] about Government workers still waiting for paychecks after end of shutdown
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Economy Subscribe Log In Subscribe Log In Today’s Paper Advertisement Supported by ByConor Dougherty Oct. 12, 2018 LOS ANGELES — From pulpits across Los Angeles, Pastor Kelvin Sauls has spent the past few months delivering sermons on the spiritual benefits of fasting. The food in the sermon is rent, and landlords need less of it. “My role is to bring a moral perspective to what we are dealing with around the housing crisis,” Pastor Sauls explained. In addition to a Sunday lesson, this is an Election Day pitch. Pastor Sauls is part of the campaign for Proposition 10, a ballot initiative that would loosen state restraints on local rent control laws. The effort has stoked a battle that has already consumed close to $60 million in political spending, a sizable figure even in a state known for heavily funded campaigns. Depending on which side is talking, … [Read more...] about California Tenants Take Rent Control Fight to the Ballot Box
Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page By Kara Baskin Globe correspondent October 11, 2018 Somerville’s Union Square versus Boston’s Seaport. It’s like comparing Brooklyn to Times Square or HBO to reality TV. One is a newly gentrified hipster haven. Another is a freshly built neon-and-skyscraper wonderland that wraps visitors in the familiar gauze of expense-account restaurants and upscale stores: sleek and steely and safe.I’m old enough to remember both places in their more-or-less original incarnations. I used to visit a friend in a creaky walk-up on Rossmore Street a few blocks from Union Square, and we’d get Mexican food at what is now Cantina La Mexicana. At the time, it was just a counter serving cheese-oozing tamales and chips with smooth, spicy salsa — no chunky nonsense. Not too much else around.On the other hand, the Seaport is where we took my grandparents … [Read more...] about A night out in Union Square, another in the Seaport: Completely different experiences, but with a common thread
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Politics Subscribe Log In Subscribe Log In Today’s Paper Advertisement Supported by ByAlan Rappeport and Catherine Porter Sept. 21, 2018 WASHINGTON — One is a Rhodes scholar, a globe-trotting former journalist and, perhaps one day, a Canadian prime minister. The other is a veteran Republican lawyer who toiled as a congressional staff aide, represented the steel industry and has been cutting trade deals in Washington since the Reagan administration. For more than a year, Chrystia Freeland, Canada’s foreign minister, and Robert E. Lighthizer, the United States trade representative, have been locked in intense negotiations to rewrite the North American Free Trade Agreement. As President Trump threatens to ink a deal with Mexico by Sept. 30 and leave Canada behind, the two negotiators with vastly different backgrounds, approaches and priorities are under intense … [Read more...] about Can Nafta Be Saved? These Two Negotiators Are Trying.