Thursday, December 8, 2016

Reich on Twamp's Secretary of Labor pick

The nightmare continues. It seems that every one of his picks is someone who is the very antithesis of the job description. It's almost as if Twamp is out to completely destroy the entire government so as to proclaim himself Emperor or King. This is some seriously scary shit folks. Anyone that cannot see that has a disabling case of denial.  Here's what Reich said, copied below:

"Trump will pick Andy Puzder as his Secretary of Labor. Here’s what you should know about him:

1. Puzder is the CEO of a CKE restaurants, the parent company of fast-food burger chains Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s. Last year, Puzner made more in one day ($17,192) than his typical full-time minimum wage worker made all year ($15,130).

2. Puzder is a sworn foe of raising the minimum wage.

3. Puzder says expanding access to overtime pay diminishes the prestige of entry-level management jobs.

4. In his frequent op-ed and cable news commentaries, Puzder has championed every aspect of right-wing trickle-down economics.

5. Inspectors from the Department of Labor have found that more than half of Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s restaurants violate the nation's wage and hours laws.

6. Puzder told a Fox Business news anchor a couple days before the election that serving in a Trump administration would be “the most fun you could have with your clothes on.”

7. Puzder has said that if it were possible, he'd replace human workers with robots because robots are “always polite, they never take a vacation, they never show up late, there’s never a slip-and-fall, or an age, sex, or race discrimination case.”

8. Puzder is a member of the Job Creators Network, a group of CEOs that promotes a conservative business agenda and has ties to anti-union astroturf operative Richard Berman.

A personal note: Having served as Secretary of Labor, I cannot imagine someone more unsuited to the job of advancing the cause of working people in America than Andy Puzder. Because of this nomination -- as with almost all of the rest of Trump’s nominations -- all working people, including those who voted for Trump, will suffer."

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