eric cantor: “repeal the 20th century”

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Childress

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#1
Feb 27, 2013
 
well, more of the same old, same old from cantor the ranter …
a whole lotta whining and another attempt by him and his grifter buddies to screw over the working class in an effort to please his corporate masters…
what a shill …
what a prick …

Eric Cantor will propose Federal Law that Ends Overtime Pay for hourly workers
In Eric Cantor’s February 2013 speech, he said he wanted to propose Federal Law that would end overtime pay for hourly workers. Currently, the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 (FLSA), signed into law by President Franklin D. Roosevelt, mandates that certain workers get paid “time + 1/2″ for overtime work. Eric Cantor wants to eliminate that law. Because — ya know — workers not getting paid for overtime hours worked out so good for workers before FDR enacted that Law.
Eric Cantor’s “end of overtime pay for workers” that he talked about in his February speech was overshadowed, in part, by the public whining Cantor did bitching that ‘Obama gave his speech at the same time as me … wah, wah, wah.’

In this month’s New Yorker Magazine, Ryan Lizza wrote an excellent article titled:“Can Eric Cantor, the Republican Majority Leader, redeem his party and himself?” in which Lizza reminded readers that Eric Cantor wants to end the Federal law that mandates certain workers get paid overtime for the extra hours they labor.
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Duluth, MN

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#2
Feb 27, 2013
 
Cha ching. Another brainless shill to increase hits on left wing websites so they can charge more advertising dollars. Ooooh maybe they will also buy the phone app! Sweet.
Bushwhacker

Minneapolis, MN

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Feb 27, 2013
 
ist wrote:
Cha ching. Another brainless shill to increase hits on left wing websites so they can charge more advertising dollars. Ooooh maybe they will also buy the phone app! Sweet.
You need to get your Obamaphone before you get the phone app. I got mine. Slewsie dear has his. So does LeJumo. Do you have your obamaphone yet?
Bushwhacked

Seattle, WA

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#4
Feb 27, 2013
 
Simply outlaw overtime hours.

Poof, jobs/lower taxes !!!

Come on Eric, that gets the workers home !!!
non-starter

Burnsville, MN

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Feb 28, 2013
 
Bushwhacked wrote:
Simply outlaw overtime hours.
Poof, jobs/lower taxes !!!
Come on Eric, that gets the workers home !!!
More lies from the seattle slewchebag. Really no surprise here. Cantor said workers should have the ability to "choose" overtime or comp time for hours over 40.

Think Progress, for those who can't think on their own.
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Burnsville, MN

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Feb 28, 2013
 
Bushwhacked wrote:
Simply outlaw overtime hours.
Poof, jobs/lower taxes !!!
Come on Eric, that gets the workers home !!!
The excerpt from Cantor's speech that proves you lie, slewchebag:

Yet today, the federal government has a patchwork of over 47 different overlapping programs that are not dynamic or innovative enough to meet the needs of employers or potential employees. We can fix this, and we should be able to muster bipartisan support to do so.

If you’re a working parent, you know there’s hardly ever enough time at home to be with the kids. Too many parents have to weigh whether they can afford to miss work even for half a day to see their child off on the first day of school or attend a parent-teacher conference.

Federal laws dating back to the 1930s make it harder for parents who hold hourly jobs to balance the demands of work and home. An hourly employee cannot convert previous overtime into future comp-time or flex-time. In 1985, Congress passed a law that gave state and municipal employees this flexibility, but today still denies that same privilege to the entire private sector. That’s not right.

There’s a police officer at home in my district, her name is Vicki. She is working a tough job, with long hours, while raising her children. Her life is made a little easier because as a local government employee, she is permitted to work some extra hours and save it up for a sick day or a school event.

Imagine if we simply chose to give all employees and employers this option. A working mom could work overtime this month and use it as time off next month without having to worry about whether she’ll be able to take home enough money to pay the rent. This is the kind of common sense legislation that should be non-controversial and moves us in the right direction to help make life work for families.

How do you get this to read that Cantor wants to pass a federal law against overtime again?

Progressivism, for people bad at reading comprehension.

Read Cantor's whole speech in its' entirety here:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/ ...
cantmakeitup

Minneapolis, MN

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Feb 28, 2013
 
Any way you look at it, the net result is that Cantor wants to eliminate the requirement for employees to pay time and a half for over 40 hours per week, which puts the screws to American workers.

It's a great deal if you are a company owner though, which is why Cantor is pushing this.

We ALL know that Cantor is not a friend to workers - any legislation he is pushing benefits big business, not workers.
Bushwhacked

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Feb 28, 2013
 
Cantor seems very giddy and excited that Vicki gets to work overtime in order to 'save it up for a sick day'...

Two things wrong with Cantor's last paragraph, 1) the mom would feel a lot better about her income if she were PAID OVERTIME for all the extra hours she worked; and 2) the 2003 GOP Bill did not guarantee the worker would get time off when the worker wanted it.
Bushwhacked

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#9
Feb 28, 2013
 
Only if the employee is guaranteed the choice,
to take OT or Comp time.(And comp time is AUTOMATICALLY liquidated for 1 1/2 time cash if not used within 10 days.)

I could see an employer who was planning bankruptcy putting everyone on comp for 6 months and then closing the doors. It would be the ultimate wage theft.

Employees are last in a bankruptcy proceeding for recouping lost wages.

Just like the Hostess pension money !

Employers will assign comp and the employee is in effect taking a pay cut.(It's a prescription for wage theft.)

The mythical PO that he cites probably receives sick leave already. Asking someone to bank CT to use for illness is bad policy.

We should counter propose 5 guaranteed sick days per year!

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