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June 14, 2013

Yes, the Vice President's favorite three letter word, j-o-b-s will take a big hit in January when the A.C.C. kicks in....

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mikekerstetter

Jun-16-13 12:56 PM

USABorn-"or things would happen to equipment that interrupted production."

And you could prove that? If it is true it is sabotage and could be grounds for criminal charges.

Now that I know you were management it makes much more sense. According to management, no one works but them. Even if they DO have 1 manager and 4 supervisors to supervise 14 employees. And, of course, everything is always the fault of the employees and their union.

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CHayes

Jun-16-13 11:44 AM

" As for our military, the United States has 1,436,642 active personnel. The reserve personnel is around 848,056. Much less than 3 1/2 million"

So your saying our military size is down 30% since 1960? Well that must mean our dollar adjusted defense spending is down about 30% also. Guess what. We spend almost double on defense today, what we spent in 1960, and that's in growth adjusted dollars. And thats after subtracting out the costs for Iraq and Afghanistan.

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USABorn

Jun-16-13 11:38 AM

mikekerstetter - 4:00 AM

2) What excuse do you use for companies who close up shop and move who aren't unionized? IE, Springs Window Fashions in Montgomery who recently closed and moved all it's work south.

Yep, moved south all right. To South America. Reason?

October 2005 Springs management announced a proposed merger with Brazil-based Coteminas, which would create Springs Global Participações S.A., a holding company based in Brazil promising to be the largest home furnishings manufacturer in the world. The merger was completed early in 2006, and under the new organization, the South Carolina company was renamed Springs Global US Inc. (The window treatments business had earlier been changed to Springs Window Fashions LP.) Dramatic cuts in the domestic workforce ensued, as more production was moved to South America.

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USABorn

Jun-16-13 11:31 AM

mikekerstetter - 4:00 AM

You are ASSUMING I was a union member. I wasn't. I was part of management. I also got to see, on a daily basis, the crap pulled by the union. I remember previously giving this example.

A maintenance electrician who was injured in a motorcycle accident and had a bad knee was told to change a lamp in a fixture that required a ladder. He couldn't get up the ladder and carry the lamp at the same time. A mechanic standing nearby offered to hold the lamp and hand it up to him.

After the lamp was replaced, the electrician filed a grievance because the mechanic "was doing an electiians job." Since there wasn't another electrician in the immediate vicinity, the company had to pay a 2nd shift electrician a 4 hour call-in.

These grievances were not once in awhile, but OFTEN. And very rarely justified. But the company either had to pay, or things would happen to equipment that interrupted production.

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mikekerstetter

Jun-16-13 4:00 AM

USABorn-"I worked for C.A. Reed until it closed. It was forced out by a greedy union, NOT the managers. And that has been true in the demise of MANY of the mfg companies that were unionized and now are gone."

1) Unions are the workers. So, you are saying YOU and your co-workers were greedy and forced out your company by asking for better wages, benefits and working conditions.

2) What excuse do you use for companies who close up shop and move who aren't unionized? IE, Springs Window Fashions in Montgomery who recently closed and moved all it's work south.

It's things like 1 manager and 4 supervisors to watch 14 workers for one department that causes businesses to close and the Government's wasteful spending. Unions are the least of the problem.

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USABorn

Jun-16-13 3:54 AM

And to recap a FEW of today's intelligent comments:

You 'Baggers, who insist you (actually) pay-attention to how things develop, are toooooooooo amusing.

You John Wayne fans are too-humorous...especially when you hold-UP such "iconic" Chickenhawks, like Ted Nugent AND John Wayne, as "real" Americans.

Porky Limbaugh has never mentioned that, to his PA Dead-O-Heads, yet?? Absolutely "shocking".

How much-more longer will we have to wait, before Snookie Palin IDENTIFIES the panelists, on those "death panels"???

BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

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USABorn

Jun-16-13 3:48 AM

MrShaman - 9:13 AM

"...we have been compelled to create a permanent armaments industry of vast proportions. Added to this, three and a half million men and women are directly engaged in the defense establishment." - Dwight D. Eisenhower, 1960"

Maybe Obama should repeat Eisenhower's Operation *******. That way more jobs would be available for citizens. Jobs in construction, landscaping, etc.

As for our military, the United States has 1,436,642 active personnel. The reserve personnel is around 848,056. Much less than 3 1/2 million, and Obama is cutting that number!!!!

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USABorn

Jun-16-13 3:32 AM

MrShaman - 9:45 AM

"NO one "took" our manufacturing-base. It was GIVEN-away by "professional"-managers!!!!"

I worked for C.A. Reed until it closed. It was forced out by a greedy union, NOT the managers. And that has been true in the demise of MANY of the mfg companies that were unionized and now are gone.

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MrShaman

Jun-15-13 9:53 AM

"And of course with the ACA, we're talking about something that was negotiated to death in Congress..."

When was that idiotic piece of crap "negotiated to death"? It was ALL done behind closed doors, and any opposition (the entire Republican delegation) was kicked out of the process!" - WKnapp

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Riiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiight...it was DEMS, who'd insisted the for-profit health-care in$urance-vulture$ were included, huh??

You 'Baggers, who insist you (actually) pay-attention to how things develop, are toooooooooo amusing. I'll bet you STILL don't know why everyone (else) is always laughing behind-your-back!

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MrShaman

Jun-15-13 9:45 AM

Mike,....It would take the cooperation of government, unions and big business working together and do you really think that is going to happen? Government wants more taxes and regulations. Unions want higher wages for their workers and businesses are caught in the middle..." - GysgtUSMC

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...With the same types o' mid-level managers, who's ONLY concern is how much they can $tuff (into their pockets)...who could almost GIVE-a-damn about ANY company's long-term health-/welfare!!!

NO one "took" our manufacturing-base. It was GIVEN-away by "professional"-managers!!!!

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MrShaman

Jun-15-13 9:31 AM

Hayes@9:34- "The adult thing to do is admit defeat?"

Maybe in Obama's world but not mine. Gutless, spineless Libs would have let King Richard have the colonies back for sure. The AMERICAN thing to do is fight for what's right for America and it's citizens. No Surrender, No Retreat- that's the price of freedom." - JohnZook

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You John Wayne fans are too-humorous...especially when you hold-UP such "iconic" Chickenhawks, like Ted Nugent AND John Wayne, as "real" Americans.

Maybe you could explain how (ReRon Reagan) financing/arming Death Squads, in Central America, was the "fight for what's right"...while they were butchering women, children, priests & nuns?

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MrShaman

Jun-15-13 9:22 AM

"We need garanteed results for whatever we do." - Tgrammiex4

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Gee...would you settle for a trophy...you know...for participating?? We wouldn't want to see your self-confidence take a "beating".

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MrShaman

Jun-15-13 9:13 AM

"Maybe that's the plan.Drive everyone to complete dependence on the Govt. , giving the Govt. complete contol over the people. Didn't someone else do that?" - Tgrammiex4

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Ah, yes...the military-industrial complex!!

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"...we have been compelled to create a permanent armaments industry of vast proportions. Added to this, three and a half million men and women are directly engaged in the defense establishment." - Dwight D. Eisenhower, 1960

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CHayes

Jun-15-13 8:57 AM

" This collection of triviality is in fact true MOST OF THE TIME. However, in this particular instance, there were no differences between the House and Senate bills. They conferenced together to make sure there were no variations between the versions"

That's a steaming pile of crap even for you Wayne. All anyone has to do is look at the full statement, then Speaker Pelosi made, that your good friends at Fox Propaganda network clipped a quote from out of context. The statement starts:

"You've heard all the controversies about the bill, the process about the bill, one or the other."

Your quote is just another example of the American right desperately trying to deceive Americans to further their agenda.

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CMReeder

Jun-15-13 7:34 AM

The IMF blame those in government who continue to hold to the belief that you make drastic cuts in economic recovery. They are wrong to do so. The side that holds to that belief is the right wing.

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MrShaman

Jun-15-13 6:56 AM

"someone has to pay when everyone goes on the govt plan."

Not trying to be a smart Alex here nobud, but if you think the ACA means people will be on a "single government plan", you might want to consider attending one of the ACA seminars at the SBDC." - CHayes

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We're STILL relying on for-profit insurance-companies, under Obamacare.

Republicans GUARANTEED the for-profit rates would decrease, IF those companies were part of Obamacare...in-exchange for unemployment-insurance payouts being extended.

I guess those for-profit companies "forgot"

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Ritty77

Jun-15-13 6:47 AM

"And we’re also going to have to make decisions about health care, doc pay for health care that has no demonstrated medical benefits. So the snarky version—which I shouldn’t even say because it will get me in trouble—is death panels and sales taxes is how we do this.—Paul Krugman

See.

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MrShaman

Jun-15-13 6:45 AM

Republican held states has hurt more pople by not accepting Obamacare in their state.--Chuck

So, if we believe something to be wrong we should just lie down and take it." - nobud74

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You mean...as-opposed-to doing any (actual) research, that just might CONFLICT with what you "believe"??? Yeah...that's gonna happen.

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MrShaman

Jun-15-13 6:42 AM

Republican held states has hurt more pople by not accepting Obamacare in their state.--Chuck

So, if we believe something to be wrong we should just nobud74." - nobud74

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You mean...as-opposed-to doing any (actual) research, that just might CONFLICT with what you "believe"??? Yeah...that's gonna happen.

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MrShaman

Jun-15-13 6:34 AM

"And then there are supposed to be exchanges in place but PA doesn't have one and there seems to be no rush to get one even though the law goes into effect in a few months." - nobud74

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Pennsylvania has ALREADY decided to default to the Federal-exchange.

Porky Limbaugh has never mentioned that, to his PA Dead-O-Heads, yet?? Absolutely "shocking".

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MrShaman

Jun-15-13 6:26 AM

"Speaking of death panels, Kathleen Sebelius just showed firsthand how that will proceed. Little girl 10 trying to get a lung transplant to save her life, tries to get on the adult list, Sebelius says she can't intervene, "some people live, some people die." - Darlin

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...And, that differs (from T-Baggers attitudes, towards those who can't afford for-profit insurance-rates), HOW???

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MrShaman

Jun-15-13 6:23 AM

"When the left hackled Sara Palin for suggesting there were death panels and you all find out that there actually are, not in those words of course, you will be shocked." - Darlin

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"...WILL be shocked.", huh???

How much-more longer will we have to wait, before Snookie Palin IDENTIFIES the panelists, on those "death panels"???

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MrShaman

Jun-15-13 6:17 AM

"A primary driver of increased fees is the uninsured flooding E.R.'s and potential surgery, treatment, and admissions by those who have no ability to pay. In turn, even those of us with private policies or those provided by employers are constantly increased to cover the losses." - spike2

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Try, again......

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"...there's a measure of profitability that investors look to, and it's called a medical loss ratio...a measure that tells investors or anyone else how much of a premium dollar is used by the insurance company to actually pay medical claims. So, investors want that to keep shrinking. And if they see that an insurance company has not done what they think meets their expectations with the medical loss ratio, they'll punish them. Investors will start leaving in droves. I've seen a company stock price fall 20 percent in a single day, when it did not meet Wall Street's expectations..." - Wendell Potter

See:

Bill Moyers Journal . Wendell Potter on Profits Befo

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Ritty77

Jun-15-13 6:11 AM

"... if it wasn't for the austerity measures that have been haphazardly applied to the economy it would be even better. Thank you right wingers for a lackluster recovery."

Yikes.

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GoBB62

Jun-15-13 1:34 AM

"IMF released it's report on US economy. It states that the economy in the United States is improving but if it wasn't for the austerity measures that have been haphazardly applied to the economy it would be even better. Thank you right wingers for a lackluster recovery."

You have the presidency, you have the senate. But yet you still blame others for this "lackluster recovery."

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