If you can read this, either the style sheet didn't load or you have an older browser that doesn't support style sheets. Try clearing your browser cache and refreshing the page.

(Daily Kos)   Eric Cantor wants to make it against the law for hourly workers to receive overtime pay   (dailykos.com) divider line 607
    More: Sick, Eric Cantor, hourly workers, Ryan Lizza, House Republicans, Frank Luntz, Maya & Miguel, Fair Labor Standards Act, diplomatic note  
•       •       •

8931 clicks; posted to Politics » on 02 Mar 2013 at 6:52 PM (1 year ago)   |  Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



607 Comments   (+0 »)
   
View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest

Archived thread

First | « | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | » | Last | Show all
 
2013-03-02 02:43:46 PM  
i hope his dick spontaniously combusts.
 
2013-03-02 02:50:30 PM  
Please Continue Eric.

Please do.
 
2013-03-02 02:57:57 PM  
How about this?  Instead of employees working overtime which they may or may not get compensated for, employers can pre-purchase overtime at the regular rate from their employees.  That way, everyone knows what they're signing up for before the employee gets screwed.
 
2013-03-02 02:58:18 PM  
F*ck you, asshole.
 
2013-03-02 03:12:08 PM  
Doesn't go far enough.  Job creation is going to remain stagnant unless you overturn the Employers Aren't Allowed to Beat Their Employees Act.
 
2013-03-02 03:14:08 PM  
Couple this with mandatory overtime my company (and others) routinely demands and watch the GOP die in flames. Cannot wait to tell my hourly, republican, right to work, ignorant co-workers about this.
 
2013-03-02 03:41:52 PM  

PreMortem: Couple this with mandatory overtime my company (and others) routinely demands and watch the GOP die in flames. Cannot wait to tell my hourly, republican, right to work, ignorant co-workers about this.


Why bother? It'll still be OBAMA'S FAULT.
 
2013-03-02 03:41:53 PM  

PreMortem: Couple this with mandatory overtime my company (and others) routinely demands and watch the GOP die in flames. Cannot wait to tell my hourly, republican, right to work, ignorant co-workers about this.


They'll be all for it.
 
2013-03-02 03:49:44 PM  
I'm salaried exempt so I pretty much work 10 to 15 hours over the standard 40 without compensation. However, I get paid slightly better than your average hourly employee. Only slightly.
 
2013-03-02 03:59:32 PM  

PreMortem: Couple this with mandatory overtime my company (and others) routinely demands and watch the GOP die in flames. Cannot wait to tell my hourly, republican, right to work, ignorant co-workers about this.


This month will make a full year straight that I've been on mandatory overtime.
The ONLY good thing about this is that it at least bumps up my paycheck.
Needless to say, i greet Cantor's ideas with a distinct lack of enthusiasm.
 
2013-03-02 03:59:51 PM  
Why anybody listens to this piece of shiat is beyond me, yet his district is so derply red that I don't envision him getting ousted.

Cantor really is a slimy piece of shiat.
 
2013-03-02 04:14:22 PM  
Children.  The answer is child labor. They'll work for peanuts(butter and jelly)
 
2013-03-02 04:16:43 PM  
So, how does that create jobs?
 
2013-03-02 04:31:10 PM  
OK, so give workers the option to take overtime pay or comp time.  But if they don't get their comp time when they want it, they're paid the overtime pay.  It will cost an employer time-and-a-half to tell me I can't attend my kid's piano recital.

Or legalize bribes for time off.  I made $X in overtime last week, now it's my choice whether I want to pay it back so I can attend a piano recital.

Or leave things the way they are.  You work overtime, you get paid more.  If you don't work, you get paid nothing.

Any other ideas that aren't entirely one-sided?
 
2013-03-02 04:43:13 PM  
I would like to make it illegal for any American to walk past Eric Cantor without punching him in the kidney.
 
2013-03-02 05:15:48 PM  
Cantor was happy to make himself available for several long interviews. He persistently struck a diplomatic note and mentioned again and again how much he looked forward to working with Obama, a position that he said he's been articulating for a long time.

Biggest obstructionist in DC frantically playing "Mr Reasonable" now?

Proceed.

Also, Under H.R. 1119, employees who work overtime hours in a given week might not receive any pay or time off for that work until more than a year later, at the employer's discretion.

Fark you, Cantor.

/Seriously, fark that guy.
 
2013-03-02 05:18:25 PM  

FloydA: I would like to make it illegal for any American to walk past Eric Cantor without punching him in the kidney.


I'll co-sponsor that bill, but only if I get to add a nads punching amendment.
 
2013-03-02 05:18:42 PM  
Everyone should work for free to support the state for the greater good.
 
2013-03-02 05:35:32 PM  

GAT_00: So, how does that create jobs?



I am going to bet the arguement is  that if the employers didn't have to pay overtime they would have more money to hire more people.

Of course if you don't have to pay overtime why would you hire a second worker, just work them till they drop and get another one.
 
2013-03-02 05:38:18 PM  

quatchi: Cantor was happy to make himself available for several long interviews. He persistently struck a diplomatic note and mentioned again and again how much he looked forward to working with Obama, a position that he said he's been articulating for a long time.

Biggest obstructionist in DC frantically playing "Mr Reasonable" now?

Proceed.

Also, Under H.R. 1119, employees who work overtime hours in a given week might not receive any pay or time off for that work until more than a year later, at the employer's discretion.

Fark you, Cantor.

/Seriously, fark that guy.


I will say that, to be fair, Cantor hasn't produced the text of his proposed bill.  The new one might not be so blatantly slanted.

Somehow though I doubt it.  The new one will probably not only make accrued time off mandatory, it'll ensure it builds only at normal time rate and STILL can only be used at the employers discretion.
 
2013-03-02 05:39:11 PM  
So, who wants to tell me that the unions were a good idea, but are not needed anymore?

And if you're still wondering what I'm trying to say
Let me tell you what it's all about.
Now nobody listens to a single man
When he's walkin' 'round down and out.

So if you're looking for an answer
He's standing there by your side.
And you'll never really know how far you'll go
'til you join together and try.
 
2013-03-02 05:43:12 PM  
Any numbers on how much actual money this would save?
 
2013-03-02 05:48:45 PM  

DamnYankees: Any numbers on how much actual money this would save?


For the business owners and shareholders? Many many many millions of dollars. And, I'm sure, quite a few workplace shootouts by disgruntled wage slaves.
 
2013-03-02 06:02:19 PM  
"In Eric Cantor's February 2013 speech, he said he wanted to propose Federal Law that would end overtime pay for hourly workers. "

What a nice guy. I wonder if any of the people who voted for him work hourly and work over time. Bet they will be EXCITED to learn that they will be paid less!!!

HAHAHH HAHAHAHAH they will clearly be a LOT better off if the job creators pay them less and have more money!!
 
2013-03-02 06:02:55 PM  
Has anyone told that asshole to go f*ck himself yet?

Add my name to that list.
 
2013-03-02 06:04:46 PM  

SilentStrider: FloydA: I would like to make it illegal for any American to walk past Eric Cantor without punching him in the kidney.

I'll co-sponsor that bill, but only if I get to add a nads punching amendment.



ALL IN FAVOR, say AYE


AYE
 
2013-03-02 06:09:00 PM  

namatad: What a nice guy. I wonder if any of the people who voted for him work hourly and work over time. Bet they will be EXCITED to learn that they will be paid less!!!


Middle and working-class people who vote Republican are well-known for being too stupid to know what's good for them.  This won't make them any smarter.  Poorer maybe, but not smarter.
 
2013-03-02 06:16:20 PM  
All I can do is shake my damn head.
 
2013-03-02 06:18:34 PM  
Remember, it's Democrats engaged in a class war
 
2013-03-02 06:36:43 PM  
I don't see the part where he wants to make it against the law for hourly workers to receive overtime pay.  He's just suggesting that private employees should have the same opportunity to earn comp time as public employees.  That's something worth looking into.  No reason to get all emotional about it.
 
2013-03-02 06:39:08 PM  

Lionel Mandrake: namatad: What a nice guy. I wonder if any of the people who voted for him work hourly and work over time. Bet they will be EXCITED to learn that they will be paid less!!!

Middle and working-class people who vote Republican are well-known for being too stupid to know what's good for them.  This won't make them any smarter.  Poorer maybe, but not smarter.


there will be some positive feedback loops if nothing else.
1) hourly employees working overtime will get paid less
2) they will have less money for discretionary spending
3) local businesses will suffer
4) unemployment will increase locally
5) the same tards will continue to vote in GOP, god loving, tax cutting tards who screwed them
6) repeat some variant of step 1
 
2013-03-02 06:56:46 PM  
Holy crap... this dude is just... evil...    simply put... he is evil.  HE IS EVIL.
 
2013-03-02 06:58:55 PM  
Overton Window, look it up.
The Goopers use this tactic regularly -- it's how we got where we are now: farked.

GOP congressbeast: "I'ma KILL YOUR MOMMY!"
Country: "wha the fark?!"
GOP congressbeast: "Nah, I'ma just gonna kill your dog."
/Kills dog.
Country: "Oh, Ok." heaves sigh of relief.
 
2013-03-02 07:00:45 PM  

namatad: SilentStrider: FloydA: I would like to make it illegal for any American to walk past Eric Cantor without punching him in the kidney.

I'll co-sponsor that bill, but only if I get to add a nads punching amendment.


ALL IN FAVOR, say AYE


AYE


I vote Nay. I don't want to spend time punching him in the kidneys. I'd rather scoop out parts of it at random occasions.
 
2013-03-02 07:00:49 PM  
Lionel Mandrake:

Middle and working-class people who vote Republican are well-known for being too stupid to know what's good for them.

But you, you know what's good for them.  If only they could some how be forced to listen to you.
 
2013-03-02 07:02:43 PM  

Luminaro: Holy crap... this dude is just... evil...    simply put... he is evil.  HE IS EVIL.


EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEVVVVVVVVVVVIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIILLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL LL

i38.piczo.com
 
2013-03-02 07:03:41 PM  

namatad: Lionel Mandrake: namatad: What a nice guy. I wonder if any of the people who voted for him work hourly and work over time. Bet they will be EXCITED to learn that they will be paid less!!!

Middle and working-class people who vote Republican are well-known for being too stupid to know what's good for them.  This won't make them any smarter.  Poorer maybe, but not smarter.

there will be some positive feedback loops if nothing else.
1) hourly employees working overtime will get paid less
2) they will have less money for discretionary spending
3) local businesses will suffer
4) unemployment will increase locally
5) the same tards will continue to vote in GOP, god loving, tax cutting tards who screwed them
6) repeat some variant of step 1


I think they're trying to do away with the FLSA of 1938.
Remember Newt Gingrich and some of the other chuckleheads talking about letting kids do janitorial work instead of being in class last year?  "They'll have cash in their pockets.  Cash money is good."  Remember other GOP primary clowns jumping on and talking about wanting to do away with the minimum wage, and somehow trying to convince people that it would increase wages and strengthen the economy?  Don't be surprised if they try to bring a challenge of this law to the SCOTUS.

After that, there's the pesky the Family Medical Leave Act of 1993 that needs to be dealt with.
There's also a couple of really awful civil rights bills that we need to get rid of.
Oh, and making unions of any form illegal.
 
2013-03-02 07:03:53 PM  

GAT_00: So, how does that create jobs?


In reality, it has exactly the opposite effect by reducing the cost of existing, already highly productive labor.
 
2013-03-02 07:04:16 PM  

SkinnyHead: I don't see the part where he wants to make it against the law for hourly workers to receive overtime pay.  He's just suggesting that private employees should have the same opportunity to earn comp time as public employees.  That's something worth looking into.  No reason to get all emotional about it.


Against the law to receive overtime pay? No, dillweed. He just wants to make it so it's not illegal to fark employees out of their overtime. So, no, it's not worth looking into.
 
2013-03-02 07:04:47 PM  
sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net
 
2013-03-02 07:05:19 PM  

quatchi: Cantor was happy to make himself available for several long interviews. He persistently struck a diplomatic note and mentioned again and again how much he looked forward to working with Obama, a position that he said he's been articulating for a long time.

Biggest obstructionist in DC frantically playing "Mr Reasonable" now?

Proceed.

Also, Under H.R. 1119, employees who work overtime hours in a given week might not receive any pay or time off for that work until more than a year later, at the employer's discretion.

Fark you, Cantor.

/Seriously, fark that guy.


No...but then you didn't expect the truth from Kos did you?

(7) USE OF TIME- An employee--
'(A) who has accrued compensatory time off authorized to be provided under paragraph (1); and
'(B) who has requested the use of such compensatory time,
shall be permitted by the employee's employer to use such time within a reasonable period after making the request if the use of the compensatory time does not unduly disrupt the operations of the employer.


Further:

COMPENSATION DATE- Not later than January 31 of each calendar year, the employee's employer shall provide monetary compensation for any unused compensatory time off accrued during the preceding calendar year which was not used prior to December 31 of the preceding year at the rate prescribed by paragraph (6). An employer may designate and communicate to the employer's employees a 12-month period other than the calendar year, in which case such compensation shall be provided not later than 31 days after the end of such 12-month period.

http://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/108/hr1119/text

There's really nothing bad about this bill.  If you don't want the flex time, you don't have to agree to it and can go on your merry way collecting time and a half.
 
2013-03-02 07:05:20 PM  
Because you're EVIL!

images.wikia.com
 
2013-03-02 07:06:35 PM  
Whats next, repeal child labor laws?
 
2013-03-02 07:07:15 PM  

Luminaro: Holy crap... this dude is just... evil...    simply put... he is evil.  HE IS EVIL.


You may be on to something....

i.imgur.com
 
2013-03-02 07:07:21 PM  
To all you people who are saying he's evil, keep in mind that a plurality of people in his district in Virginia felt he was the best person to represent them.
 
2013-03-02 07:07:59 PM  

DamnYankees: Any numbers on how much actual money this would save?


Well, lessee. Basically, he wants to reinstate the rules under Lochner, which means employers and employees could negotiate any contract they wanted; so if an employer wanted to write a contract saying the employee had to work 12 hours a day with no breaks for ten cents an hour flat rate and no benefits, and the employee was okay with that, then it would be okay and nobody could intervene.

Now, the employee would be free to seek work elsewhere of course. If the contract was considered unconscionable he would be more than free to walk away and try to find a job in another factory at a higher rate if he could find one, or another industry, or another city. Although of course he'd have had to save up money from his ten-cent-an-hour job, and couldn't get a good reference from his boss, and wouldn't have any benefits to fall back on....but the market will correct that, amirite? Because the boss will have saved so much money, he'll be able to hire more people and something something job creators.
 
2013-03-02 07:08:14 PM  
Can we eat his children when our's are starving to death?  Just asking questions here.
 
2013-03-02 07:09:23 PM  
And this bill will die a quick death in the Senate... after Harry Reid lets his fellow Senate Dems debate the thing to death, making sure Eric Cantor's name gets mentioned about every other sentence during the Senate debate, usually accompanied by the words "Why does he hate American workers so much?".
 
2013-03-02 07:09:31 PM  
Libertarian ideals at work
 
2013-03-02 07:10:47 PM  
If there was some possibility this would pass, he would just say Obama did it and most Republicans would believe it.
 
Displayed 50 of 607 comments

First | « | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | » | Last | Show all

View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest


This thread is archived, and closed to new comments.

Continue Farking
Submit a Link »
On Twitter





In Other Media


  1. Links are submitted by members of the Fark community.

  2. When community members submit a link, they also write a custom headline for the story.

  3. Other Farkers comment on the links. This is the number of comments. Click here to read them.

  4. Click here to submit a link.

Report