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Archive for the day “July 6, 2013”

‘Obamacare Strikes: Part-Time Jobs Surge To All Time High; Full-Time Jobs Plunge By 240,000’

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Opps.

I seemed to have attached an article that actually explains the full time/part time job stats rather then the usual Republican fare of fear, hate and loathing.

But that won’t stop the fringe freak FOX medias to grab this headline and run with it.

The fact is Obamacare does have an effect on increasing part time and decreasing full time jobs.

The sequester has an equal and maybe even greater effect.

And the Republicans refusing to spend during a recession and instead promoting cutting spending has an even greater effect on jobs over all and part time vs. full time.

‘As the graph demonstrates, that trend existed even before the recession, and has only gotten worse since then’.

‘Cost-cutting at the expense of employees’ benefits and wages certainly isn’t new behavior for large companies’.

‘Even employers with full time workers have been shifting the cost of medical care onto their employees through the increasing use of high-deductible and bare bones health plans — something that industry experts expect to continue’.

‘Over the last decade, average annual health insurance premiums rose by approximately 97 percent — but workers’ contributions to those premiums increased by an outsized 102 percent in the same time span’.

‘Obamacare critics have been pointing to several companies’ claims that the law is forcing them to cut their part-time workers’ hours as proof that the health law is bad for businesses and employees’.

‘But a new report finds that employers were cutting health benefits and workers’ hours long before Obamacare was even an idea’.

‘According to data compiled by the Employee Benefit Research Institute (EBRI), large employers have increasingly been turning to part-time workers for their labor’.

‘Between 2007 and 2011, the percentage of workers employed in part-time jobs increased from 16.7 percent to 22.2 percent of the work force’.

‘That means that workers’ hours have also been declining, since using more part-time workers lets companies scale back on how many hours those employees can work’.

‘But these companies’ cuts haven’t been limited to workers’ hours — they’ve been cutting back on part-time employees’ health benefits, too. During the same four year period, part-time workers experienced a 15.7 percent decline in the likelihood of having health coverage through their jobs’.
From : http://thinkprogress.org/health/2013/05/23/2052961/study-employers-were-cutting-workers-hours-long-before-obamacare-was-around/

 

Stories From The Fringe….Freaks – ‘Organizer Of Armed March Loads Shotgun In Middle Of Washington DC While Warning Of ‘Revolution’

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‘The libertarian activist Adam Kokesh who called for and then canceled an armed march on Washington uploaded a YouTube video on July 4 that shows him loading a shotgun in the center of Freedom Plaza, Washington, D.C, near the White House’.

‘In the video, Kokesh cryptically warns, “We will not allow our government to destroy our humanity. We are the final American revolution. See you next Independence Day.”

‘Kokesh, who has also compared himself to Gandhi, has even implied violence as the end result. “Should one whole year from this July 4th pass while the crimes of this government are allowed to continue, we may have passed the point at which non-violent revolution becomes impossible,” he said in a statement’.

‘The July 4 protests inspired by the gun activist were small in number and attendance. At one small protest in Concord, New Hampshire showed a man calling for a revolution with an assault rifle slung over his shoulder’.
From : http://thinkprogress.org/politics/2013/07/05/2258631/kokesh-loads-shotgun-dc/

The Eddy Snowden Saga – ‘President of Venezuela Offers Asylum to Snowden’ – ‘Iceland parliament declines Snowden’s citizenship bid’

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Venezuela is of course one of the World’s bastion’s of transparent, open, freedom loving, justice loving Governments.

‘Venezuela struggles with sporadic food shortages’
@ : http://www.foxnews.com/world/2013/01/15/venezuela-cracking-down-on-businesses-accused-hoarding-food-amid-sporadic/

‘Press freedom concerns as Chávez cracks down on opposition media’
@ : http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/greenslade/2009/sep/08/press-freedom-venezuela

‘Venezuela cracks down on opposition tweets’
@ : http://www.smh.com.au/world/venezuela-cracks-down-on-opposition-tweets-20130314-2g1nd.html

‘Venezuelan govt cracks down on disaffected ex-supporters’
@ : http://www.pekintimes.com/article/20130423/NEWS/130429872/1001/NEWS#axzz2YFvG0VsT

OK it’s not but our little Eddy is running out of places that will have him.

CARACAS — ‘Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro offered asylum to former U.S. intelligence contractor Edward Snowden on Friday in defiance of Washington, which is demanding his arrest for divulging details of secret U.S. spy programs’.

“In the name of America’s dignity … I have decided to offer humanitarian asylum to Edward Snowden,” Maduro told a military parade marking Venezuela’s independence day’.
@ : http://www.nytimes.com/reuters/2013/07/05/world/americas/05reuters-usa-security-venezuela.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0

(Reuters) – ‘A bid by Edward Snowden for Icelandic citizenship failed when the country’s parliament voted not to debate it before the summer recess, lawmakers said on Friday’.
@ : http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/07/05/us-usa-security-snowden-iceland-idUSBRE9640PS20130705

A ‘Conservative’ vision for America – ‘Reclusive Millionaire Who Believes In Running America By Biblical Law Backs Republican Candidate

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‘There’s a good chance that you have not heard of Mimi Walters. But if you follow politics there’s a good chance you soon will hear a lot about her, although probably not much about her ties to Howard Fieldstead Ahmanson Jr., who you probably haven’t heard of either’.

‘What distinguishes Mr. Ahmanson from the herd of other well-heeled backers of right-wing causes and politicians’?

‘It may be the fact that Ahmanson believes that the United States should be run by Biblical law. Ahmanson once told the Orange County Register, “My purpose is total integration of biblical law into our lives.”

‘The group that perhaps gives the most insight into the world view of Mr. Ahmanson is the Chalcedon Foundation, which follows a philosophy known as Christian Reconstructionism’.

‘Founded by Rousas John Rushdoony, who advocated the stoning of homosexuals, as well as adulterers and nonbelievers, the Chalcedon Foundation believes that’:

“…the whole Word of God must be applied to all of life. It is not only our duty as individuals, families and churches to be Christian, but it is also the duty of the state, the school, the arts and sciences, law, economics, and every other sphere to be under Christ the King. Nothing is exempt from His dominion. We must live by His Word, not our own”.

‘What would an America run by Biblical law look like’?

‘No eating of pork or pork products (Leviticus 11:7-8)’

‘No shellfish (Leviticus 11:10)’

‘No sexual relations during a woman’s menstrual period (Leviticus 18:19)’

‘No sexual relations between two men (Leviticus 18:22)’

‘No planting two kinds of seed in the same field (Leviticus 19:19)’

‘No clothing made of two types of material (Leviticus 19:19)’

‘No eating of fruit from fruit trees for three years after they are planted (Leviticus 19:23)’

‘No rare steaks (Leviticus 19:26)’

‘No trimming of beards or sideburns (Leviticus 19:27)’

‘No tattoos (Leviticus 19:28)’

‘Walters is the recently announced Republican candidate for California’s 45th congressional district, which lies to the southeast of Los Angeles and covers all or parts of Irvine, Mission Viejo, and Anaheim. As a member of the California state senate she has established a voting record that would fit right in with the positions of many current Republican U.S. representatives’.

‘According to Project Vote Smart she has voted’ :

**’against a bill that would expand anti-discrimination laws (bill passed)’

**’against a bill to recognize out-of-state same-sex marriages (bill passed)’

**’against a bill to prohibit sexual orientation conversion therapy (bill passed)’

**’against a bill to require health insurers to provide maternity coverage (bill passed)’

**’against a bill that requires the state of California to set targets for reducing greenhouse gas emissions (bill passed)’

**’against a bill providing for enforcement measures against cyber bullying (bill passed)’

**’against a bill providing for increased eligibility for student financial aid (bill passed)’

**’against a bill requiring free drinking water in public school cafeterias (bill passed)’
From :http://www.addictinginfo.org/2013/07/05/reclusive-millionaire-who-believes-in-running-america-by-biblical-law-backs-republican-candidate/

 

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