Overtime rules pass House - page 4

New overtime rules have passed the house and will now go to the Senate for a vote.... Read More

  1. by   Cynthiann
    Thanks for the link, it really helps when writing my Congressmen to know what I'm talking about. It's best to include the name of the bill when writing them or they may not pay attention to exactly what you are talking about. If they may not know what bill you are referring to since they go over so many different bills every day.
  2. by   geekgolightly
    Originally posted by PsykoRN
    Yes ma'am, it will! It just amazes me that the DOL didn't do, or didn't look at, a feesibilty study on the economic impact that this will have on business, large and small. Middle class America IS the backbone of this country and if they take our money away it WILL impact retail business and eventually the global market. You know what would be a nice message to the DOL? Ask middle class America to not spend extra $$ for one week, just buy the necessities, and let them see how the retail market responds. Retail took a bad hit after 9/11 when people stayed home out of fear. Do they remember? Apparently not.
    isn;t it funny how supply side economics seems to be the order of the day? uh, that ain;t where the shortage is, boys! he's harkening back to reagan;s voodoo economics . what does he think this will accomplish? i mean, i am without a degree in economics or law or history, i am wholly without political experience and even i know better. what is he really trying to pull here? won;t this aggravate the problem rather than solve it?

    p.s. sorry for the typos. i am trying to get used to this new keyboard.... :imbar
  3. by   colleen10
    On another note, and some what related;

    As a woman, I only make .78 cents for every dollar a male worker makes. Now, they are taking away my ability to play catch-up and make more money by taking away over-time pay.

    I say that all women should only have to pay 78% of taxes they owe the government instead of their full 100% share. Until the government can make it a fair playing field where I make as much as a man, they shouldn't expect to get 100% of my taxes.

    OK, sorry, I just had to vent.
  4. by   Milehighnurse
    Found some info on all the bills that they are trying to push through regarding O.T. WARNING- make sure you have a barf bag available and the address to your representatives:
    http://www.aflcio.org/yourjobeconomy...ttack.cfm#bush
    Also, if you're on B/P meds, please take them BEFORE you read this.
    Last edit by NRSKarenRN on Jul 14, '03
  5. by   geekgolightly
    Originally posted by PsykoRN
    Found some info on all the bills that they are trying to push through regarding O.T. WARNING- make sure you have a barf bag available and the address to your representatives:
    [URLhttp://www.aflcio.org/yourjobeconomy/overtimepay/underattack.cfm#bush[/URL]
    Also, if you're on B/P meds, please take them BEFORE you read this.
    i want to read this but it is saying that this URL is not valid and can not be loaded.
    Last edit by NRSKarenRN on Jul 14, '03
  6. by   Milehighnurse
    Originally posted by geekgolightly
    i want to read this but it is saying that this URL is not valid and can not be loaded.
    Errgggg!!! Sorry about that, I am still learning how to use the hyperlink codes.
    Go to the AFL-CIO web page and see the section called "Overtime Pay".

    p.s. Does anyone know how to do hyperlinks for this BB? I read the help section but it didn't help...lol
  7. by   geekgolightly
  8. by   geekgolightly
    Originally posted by PsykoRN
    Errgggg!!! Sorry about that, I am still learning how to use the hyperlink codes.
    Go to the AFL-CIO web page and see the section called "Overtime Pay".

    p.s. Does anyone know how to do hyperlinks for this BB? I read the help section but it didn't help...lol
    i dont know exactly which link you were trying to post, but all i do is go to the url and highlight it, hit Ctrl + c and then go to the reply box and hit Ctrl + v
  9. by   EmeraldNYL
    Ugh..... I wanna throw up.... :angryfire
  10. by   askater11
    One state MI senator -- Debbie Stabenow--responded to my E-mail--she's backing us up if it goes to a full senate.
  11. by   pickledpepperRN
    Got a form e- mail "I am interested" from one Senator. The other, Boxer, will vote for the workers.
  12. by   geekgolightly
    askater and spacenurse will you post the letters that you sent that were efective? especially iof you have sent a letter to a republican and there was a personal response. but i would like to see any letters really. im not the best at composing letters. i wont lift directly, i just want to see different approaches/structures/skeletons to presenting the information. did you go for a personal plea or back your talk with stats? what works?

    xxxx
  13. by   ainz
    Government of the people, for the people, and by the people? Who are these guys (and gals) kidding? I generally lean toward Republican Party thought, but this is absolutely insane. It oozes the slime that is the George W. Bush administration. The Bush administration is slowly, surely, and systematically destroying the relationships that many people have worked to build over the past several years. He is a cowboy and I don't mean that in a complimentary fashion. GWB does not display the art and skill required of a political leader at the level of President. Just prior to 9/11 his cluelessness of what it takes and means to be President was just beginning to emerge. Post 9/11 his eagerness to invade Iraq and the tactics he used to force it on the American public and the rest of the world prove his cluelessness. Now this!! If someone can show me how this proposal benefits us, helps our economy and country I will be 100% behind it. The money corporations, and you can bet hospital corporations, would save will not incentivise them to hire more workers, they will simply increase their profits and the executive stock options, salaries, bonuses, benefits, and perks. This is America!! We are not stupid. I am not one to try to stir revolutionary action, but, the American revolution started over less than this. What will we do folks? I am not one to sit back and quietly take it from the fat cats. Never have been, never will be.

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