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Sunday, March 10, 2013

Republican Push to End Overtime Pay

The man to the left is Eric Cantor.  He believes that you should not be paid for overtime work.  You should get time off when and if the company your work for wants to give it to you.  This man is bought and paid for by corporations to serve the state of Virginia in the US Congress.

When the Republican Party gives up common sense for political donations it is called good government.  That is what they think is good government.  Eric Cantor is going to propose legislation to please his political donors to end overtime pay in lieu of free time off that may be or may not be used at a later date.  He might not include that part in his legislation.  Ending overtime pay is the goal.  It makes fat rich guys that own companies that pay overtime happy so they can bring back the 16 hour work day.  And their checks always clear at the bank. 

This idea is idiotic and would turn the clocks back on working men and woman to pre 1938 when President Roosevelt signed into law that workers had a right to extra pay for extra hours worked.  Cantor would promise you time off at a later date.  But that time off is not guaranteed or promised to ever be honored.  Some unions or most unions might have a minor issue with this but that is another story for another day.

This is not the first time the Republican Party has tried to end the New Deal requirement for workers to be paid for one and one half pay for overtime hours worked.  Every few years, some idiot comes up with a brainstorm to please his corrupt political campaign donors to end overtime pay.  It's been happening since Roosevelt signed the overtime mandate from the federal government into law.

This is big government gone wrong on one side of the political aisle because the political campaign donation check cleared.  Believe it or not, our government and access to it is for sale.  Both political parties are guilty of it.  It’s just ironic that the GOP is so blatant about it.  Screwing over the hourly worker to benefit and put a few thousand more gallons of fuel in the CEO’s yacht works for the GOP.  To top it off we should also gut Medicare so they have to take grandma and grandpa to the doctor and go deeper in debt to the company store.

Cantor is working this under the pretext of "Family Time", or other context that leads you away from the screwing your families paycheck would get under it.  Nobody is against "Family Time" if you pop in some creative additional words that ring of the good old days.  He is trying to screw over the working man and woman and he is playing the game with words. He thinks you as a worker are an absolute idiot.  His red tie says so.  How many coal minors in Virginia get overtime?  Are you going to give that pay up because your Congressman Eric Cantor says the company store will promise you credit at a later date?

The only good thing we have going for us right now in this country is that we have a Democrat controlled Senate, and a Democrat President.  Cantor’s dream of ending overtime pay is a wet dream that he wipes himself clean with the people’s checks that are idiotic enough to donate money to his campaign.  And yet, people in his district will still re-elect him next year even though he tried to rob them.  Wake up Virginia!  When someone tries to wrong you, you right it.  You pay your household bills, Eric Cantor does not.

Eric Cantor is a time stamp of 15 minutes of fame and his political career is now tied to the extreme right.  His political career is dead.  Whoever is the next competitor for his seat should broadcast every comment he has made to screw over the working man and woman so that he can cash a check from another millionaire or billionaire.  Follow the money and you see who owns Erick Cantor.  Political donors are public records.

Thank you Daily Kos for the hat tip and up front detailed info on the workings of Eric Cantor to end overtime pay for all Americans.


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