I’m gonna laugh my ass off if this this how fast food responds to $15/hr:
I like sitting at home getting paid.
I need to learn how to make vacationing a permanent job.
I GOT IT! I could run for President. He takes perpetual vacations. I know what I must do. lol
Don’t like Wal-Mart’s wages? Don’t work for them.
What’s that? That’s the only job you can get?
Thank you Wal-Mart.
Emails: Treasury drove cutoff of non-union Delphi pensions | ( If you are not one of them you get punished. Unions kept their pensions and got a sweet deal compared to the GM bond holders who had first rights)
Emails obtained by The Daily Caller show that the U.S. Treasury Department, led by Timothy Geithner, was the driving force behind terminating the pensions of 20,000 salaried retirees at the Delphi auto parts manufacturing company.
The move, made in 2009 while the Obama administration implemented its auto bailout plan, appears to have been made solely because those retirees were not members of labor unions.
The internal government emails contradict sworn testimony, in federal court and before Congress, given by several Obama administration figures. They also indicate that the administration misled lawmakers and the courts about the sequence of events surrounding the termination of those non-union pensions, and that administration figures violated federal law.
Delphi, a General Motors company, is one of the world’s largest automotive parts manufacturers. Twenty thousand of its workers lost nearly their entire pensions when the government bailed out GM. At the same time, Delphi employees who were members of the United Auto Workers union saw their pensions topped off and made whole.
The White House and Treasury Department have consistently maintained that the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC) independently made the decision to terminate the 20,000 non-union Delphi workers’ pension plan. The PBGC is a federal government agency that handles private-sector pension benefits issues. Its charter calls for independent representation of pension beneficiaries’ interests.
Former Treasury official Matthew Feldman and former White House auto czar Ron Bloom, both key members of the Presidential Task Force on the Auto Industry during the GM bailout, have testified under oath that the PBGC, not the administration, led the effort to terminate the non-union Delphi workers’ pension plan.
“As a result of the Delphi Corporation bankruptcy, for example, Delphi and the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation were forced to terminate Delphi’s pension plans, which means there are Delphi retirees who unfortunately will collect less than their full pension benefits,” Feldman testified on July 11, 2012.
The emails TheDC has obtained show that the Treasury Department, not the independent PBGC, was running the show.
Under 29 U.S.C. §1342, the PBGC is the only government entity that is legally empowered to initiate termination of a pension or make any official movements toward doing so.
I’m a huge military supporter. De-funding our military is not an option. Ever. We need to inject money into defense and technology to better protect our troops and give them the weapons needed to protect America from threats.
And all of them deserve superb healthcare and pay raise increases. There is something wrong when members of congress have better healthcare and make more than they do.
To the people who criticize Wal-Mart saying they only pay their workers $8.25/hour with little or no benefits…
I once worked at a Wal-Mart Distribution Center and was hired in at $18.50/hour. The $8.25 is for cashiers and stockers. Those are pretty easy compared to a DC job. THAT’S why you get paid that much… your job isn’t that hard and isn’t worth more.
I was an 18 year old high school grad with ZERO skills pulling about $600 per week.
Not to mention the awesome health care plan they offered (which is no longer offered, thanks Obama) and benefits package.
"Oh but it’s non-union!" - It sure is… that’s probably one reason why it paid so much. I am currently in a union and amazingly… I don’t make $18.50/hour. Go figure.