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The sinking stock market and slowing economy certainly are big topics of conversation at the Republican Convention -- Senator John McCain prepares to make his acceptance speech tonight.
Independent presidential candidate Ralph Nader is still running he joins us from the excel Centre in Saint Paul Ralph good to see again so the Democrats call it change.
The GOP I guess they call reform -- the maverick candidacy of Palin and McCain.
You don't see change in either party -- do you.
We'll the corporations calling opportunity they're all over.
The democratic and Republican conventions -- parties hundreds of parties hospitality suites you name it.
And I don't see any hospitality suites David.
For someone who's just lost their pension do due to corporate crime and wall -- -- who's just been laid off.
Because they can't compete with fifty cents per hour labor in China or someone who's sick you can afford.
To have health care.
They're they're just.
A corporate ties to political duopoly it's good theater the bands balloons saying game.
-- song etc.
But when it comes to tens of millions of people on the ground in America who doesn't mean that much to -- -- Nader Gonzales a campaign.
It reflects a lot of what's been reported in the news about corporate crime and the taxpayer waste in the bloated military budget and the subsidies handouts and giveaways and bail out.
And we have an agenda.
That is supported by majority of people but and for Mardi geologist check our website vote Nader dot ORG.
-- what would you do to create jobs in this atmosphere because you did bring up an important point that there are a lot of people in this country who are hurting and we just saw that.
The jobless claims numbers to dale were not expecting a very healthy number and all we've seen eight consecutive months of job losses this year every single month.
But what would your ticket due to create jobs what's the plan.
One is to bring the real minimum wage up to what it was in 1968.
Adjusted for inflation to be ten dollars an hour.
Prices have been going out profits have been going up since 68 productivity per worker but.
Tens of millions of people are falling behind the second is given all the government deficits in the consumer problems in terms of debt.
The one thing we can do the -- Is to reduce that bloated wasteful military budget and now is screaming over 700 billion a year get out of Iraq.
Take a good deal of those tens of billions put him into public works.
Put -- into repairing bridges and schools clinics libraries drink -- water system upgrade sewage system upgrades public transit.
Good paying jobs and improve the quality of life that cannot be exported to China but.
-- you know what do you kind of do the Ralph what the economists say about minimum wage and I'm sure you dispute this but they say.
Almost to an economist that if you increase -- minimum wage much more you're gonna have job loss at the lower and aren't you gonna end up.
Patent releasing a lot of good putting a lot of people on the unemployment lines if you have such a rise in unemployment.
I -- is being admitted that way economist.
Yeah the last two minimum wages have not done that the increases.
What we've got to do we've got to recognize this that the principle behind it -- minimum wage is if you work full time you work hard.
You should earn enough money to support the bare necessities.
Of -- for your family that's not happening it is six dollars and 55 cents an hour.
What we've got to recognize -- higher minimum wage means -- more consumer demand.
More consumer purchases.
And a real thrust upward for the economy Ralph -- -- and -- Allow tens of via.
I have to ask you if if it doesn't work out for your ticket.
Could you tell your supporters to pick one side or the other anybody -- endorsed.
We're endorsing Nader Gonzalez if we're on the three national presidential debates we'd have a three were erased.
The CNN polls had to -- 8% New Mexico's -- presented.
Pennsylvania 7% -- Colorado.
We just -- a chance to have a chance the way you doing your job I'm -- again aren't working well.
Where -- access our regular lose our satellite vote later dot org thanks a lot -- -- -- -- CN here's a look at what's --
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