(CNN)A rush of new and shocking behind-the-scenes disclosures about how then-President Donald Trump sought to thwart the Constitution and the will of voters makes a clear case that America came closer to a coup earlier this year than previously known.
The fresh evidence also shows what many people in Trump's inner circle knew in January: His case to stay in power was meritless, but an unchained commander in chief chose to listen to acolytes pushing wild conspiracies. Some of those who knew the truth refused to speak up, even as American democracy came under attack.
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When President Biden announced his $1.9 trillion stimulus plan in January, he included a provision to raise the federal minimum wage to $15 an hour and eliminate the subminimum wage for those who work for tips and people with disabilities. He listed his arguments in favor of it: a minimum wage that hasn't been raised since 2009, the ever-increasing cost of living, and the global pandemic. But one other reason stood out: "Florida just passed it," Biden said. "The rest of the country is ready to move as well." In Florida 2 million people, work as independent contractors " 40 percent more than the national average. Under the independent contractor framework, employers aren't required to meet Fair Labor Standards Act requirements for minimum wage or unemployment insurance, or provide benefits. This is appealing to employers " benefits account for up to 30 percent of a worker's salary, so employers can cut costs by reclassifying their workers as independent contractors.
This is exactly what I have feared since the beginning of our invasion of that nation. America needs to finally learn a basic lesson, when you invade and overthrow the power that controls a nation, when we tire of that invasion the previous power that controlled that nation will regain ownership and the people who worked with us will be left, defenseless and as targets for the previous power, today that is the Taliban. There will be thousands of people who lose their lives now and probably in brutal ways though I notice our news media is not talking about it. People are being decapitated daily while our media acts as if it is almost a minor story.