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Do Native-Born Americans Work More Than Immigrants? Do White Anglo Immigrants Work More than Non-White and Hispanic Immigrants?

Here at Irregular Times and elsewhere in forums of political debate in the Unites States, right-wing commentators have been fond of insulting immigrants. One line of their argument declares that immigrants come here to this country so they can be lazy and soak up benefits while lounging around in blissful unemployment.  Lately, I’ve heard particular […]

Donald Trump Throws A Fit About Mild Stock Market Decline, While Ignoring Sharp Cuts Suffered By Workers

When the wealthy investor class suffers a 3.57 percent decline, Donald Trump runs around waving his hands in the air, throwing a hissy fit, screeching and calling it a messy crash. […]

Ted Cruz Skipped Work To Announce Presidential Candidacy

Yesterday, Ted Cruz took the day off work, and didn’t show up for an important confirmation vote in the U.S. Senate. Is this slack attitude toward work what he intends for his time in the Oval Office? […]

Republicans in Virginia, North Carolina and Texas say Religion means you don’t have to Do Your Job

[A tip of the pen to DocDawg, whose blog post on the situation in North Carolina got me all riled up.]

Republican party officials love to proclaim that theirs is the “party of hard work”, that the GOP stands for the idea that Americans should stop whining, show up to work and get the job […]

Congressional Republicans Introduce Bill To Cut Wages For Working Americans

As our writer Jim has documented, the minimum wage in the United States has dropped over the last five years by 75 cents, while the wealth of corporations has skyrocketed, and chief executives are making hundreds of times more than their companies’ average workers are. The facts are plain: Companies are directing the wealth they […]

Members Of Congress Hire Staff But Refuse To Pay Them

“If anyone is interested in writing for _____, get in touch. We cover art, design, fashion, music, video, etc. and have writers based all over the world. It’s voluntary, but looks great on a CV.”

“This unpaid internship is a great opportunity to enhance your fundraising skills applicable in both the for-profit and non-profit sectors, […]

Cheap Gray Paste

My son Noah was given an assignment today in his eighth grade Family & Consumer Science class. He tells the story:

We had to draw a stick figure and list next to it the qualities of the best employee. Instead of writing the qualities I was supposed to write, like ‘is hard-working, organized, works well […]

Republican Senators Move To Protect Rights Of People Who Get Gobs Of Money Without Working For It

A list of the U.S. Senators who support creating a special tax-free zone for the children of millionaires and billionaires, while those of us who work continue to have to pay taxes. […]

Death Means Business

Statistics on death at work. […]

Support The Stop Tax Haven Abuse Act

Lloyd Doggett has introduced H.R. 1554, the Stop Tax Haven Abuse Act, legislation that would close down tax loopholes that allow wealthy individuals and corporations to send their money to accounts in foreign countries in order to avoid paying their fair share here in the USA. […]

U.S. House Playing Hooky Today

For most Americans, the work week begins today, and we have to arrive bright and early at our jobs, on time or ahead of time, or risk getting fired. The elected members of the U.S. House of Representatives, however, have decided that they’re going to stay home from work today. The House won’t begin its […]