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Congress gave itself a $34,000 tax-free pay increase — with little fanfare: report - RawStory.com

Congress gave itself a $34,000 tax-free pay increase — with little fanfare: report - RawStory.com | Agents of Behemoth | Scoop.it

Congress negotiated a little-noticed change to the rules in December, changing how members are reimbursed in a way that amounts to as much as a $34,000 tax-free pay increase, The New York Times reported on Thursday. 

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Investment companies reportedly lobbying for stimulus aid - NYPost.com

Investment companies reportedly lobbying for stimulus aid - NYPost.com | Agents of Behemoth | Scoop.it

While supporters say the campaign could be critical in keeping fragile startups in business, critics argue it would just amount to a handout to wealthy Wall Street investors, Politico reported.

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Why does our government continually give these corporate persons our hard-earned money? Every time working class or middle-class taxpayers need help, the skinflints, cheapskates and misers in Congress drag their feet or turn their backs on us all together. Meanwhile, lobbyists from investment firms slink through the halls of Congress with their hands out. It's not fair, because it's taxpayer money. Our money.

 

So let's call it what it is: a handout. Every time our country is in dire straits, we can't rely on them, so what do these companies, do for our country that justifies giving them another handout? If they know of startups that are so fragile, let those companies pool their own money and finance those startups themselves. It's that simple.

 

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Where The Minimum Wage Would Be If It Kept Pace With The Earnings Of The 1% - ThinkProgress.org

Where The Minimum Wage Would Be If It Kept Pace With The Earnings Of The 1% - ThinkProgress.org | Agents of Behemoth | Scoop.it

If the minimum wage had grown at the same rate as the earnings of the top one percent of Americans the federal wage floor would be more than triple the current hourly minimum of $7.25.

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This chart confirms what angry Americans have suspected all along:  The backstabbers of corporate personhood are cheating working class Americans out of a living wage, and they've been doing it for a very long time.  

 

Where are the cost-of-living raises we should have received?  We never got them.  Where did all that money go?

 

The dirty, rotten truth:  

 

The money that could have made families stronger and more stable went into the pockets of the greedy executives on Wall Street, the shameless cheats of the corporate world, and the craven lobbyists who comprise the corporate hacks serving the backstabbers who pay the inside traders and freeloaders in Congress to keep us miserable.

 

However, the appearance of Pope Francis changes everything. When the Pope attacks greed, he's going after Behemoth.  When he does, I back him without hesitation.  He knows what he's doing.

 

Mister Al

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LX Investigates: Congressmembers-Turned-Foreign Agents – LX.com

LX Investigates: Congressmembers-Turned-Foreign Agents – LX.com | Agents of Behemoth | Scoop.it

Watchdogs say Americans’ priorities in peril when former members of Congress take foreign paychecks

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This is what happens when our politicians are more loyal to money than they are to their country.

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An Invitation to Corruption - The Atlantic

An Invitation to Corruption - The Atlantic | Agents of Behemoth | Scoop.it

As long as lawmakers are allowed to trade individual stocks, disaster profiteering is always a risk.

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