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George W & GOP just spit in our face

By Shanghai Sam ·
There have been many recent discussions about the extreme stress we encounter to make our companies and selves rich. Along the way we forgot our families, health, churches, neighbors, friends, and partners.

What is our reward? Our so-called people-oriented employers contributed millions to get Bill Clinton's new OSHA regulations repealed. With only 10 hours of debate and no public discussion, Republicans used a never before tried loophole to repay their corporate donors with a $100 billion gift relieving them of responsibility for taking advantage of office workers and laborers across the country.

The new Emperor Bush has promised to sign this repeal as a direct payback to his business donors. Don't let this action go unchecked, thisis what you lose.

All your hard work that leads to common workplace injury (servers fall on people frequently), long-term injury such as repetitive stress syndromes (whose not at a keyboard all day), psychological problems from crunched schedules, and other typical injuries.

What most people don't know is that workman's comp does not pay for pain and suffering. It only pays for medical bills. This is how businesses got favorable legislation the last time around.

Well, what good does it do to be earning the maximum disability earnings of $500/week tax free? Is this anyhwere near your current salary or level of expenses. I doubt it. Face it. You just got dissed by your employer and government.

Why shouldn't we be protected from the injuries caused by the work we do to make others wealthy? Insuring our health and benefit is as legitimate a business expe as corporate jets, plush offices, limos, executives flying first class, company cars, and being treated like lords over fiefdoms of slaving techies..

I learned the hard way. I was injured on the job last Summer and it has caused me to go bankrupt (another set of laws business paid millions to take aw

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