••can ye pass the acid test?••

ye who enter here be afraid, but do what ye must -- to defeat your fear ye must defy it.

& defeat it ye must, for only then can we begin to realize liberty & justice for all.

time bomb tick tock? nervous tic talk? war on war?

or just a blog crying in the wilderness, trying to make sense of it all, terror-fried by hate radio and FOX, the number of whose name is 666??? (coincidence?)

Thursday, October 13, 2005

living wage south?

much concern has been expressed about post-katrina contracts to outside companies, the hiring of migrant workers rather than residents, and failure to guarantee fair pay.

marc morial, urban league prexy and new orleans resident, spoke on those and other issues at georgetown law yesterday. (full text)

he pointed out that there's no shortage of work to be done and suggested putting local folk at the head of hiring lines and giving 50% tax forgiveness to companies that pay a living wage.

i would add "with full benefits."

but more important: now we have to cut taxes to get bosses to pay living wages? is this what we've come to? this "nation under god"?

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