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Conservatives Open New Congress With Unconstitutional Bill To End Birthright Citizenship

Conservatives Open New Congress With Unconstitutional Bill To End Birthright Citizenship | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
The Fourteenth Amendment to the Constitution expressly provides that nearly anyone born in the United States is a citizen, regardless of the immigration status of their parents. Yet, despite the Constitution’s clear command, Rep.
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Taco Bell Franchise Cuts Worker Hours To Avoid Giving Them Health Coverage Under Obamacare

Taco Bell Franchise Cuts Worker Hours To Avoid Giving Them Health Coverage Under Obamacare | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
A Taco Bell in Guthrie, Oklahoma is cutting all its restaurant workers’ hours to part-time in order to skirt federal law requiring them to provide health insurance for employees. Nearly 20 employees work for this particular Taco Bell franchise.
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Wendy’s Franchise Cuts Employee Hours To Part-Time To Avoid Obamacare

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Not long after the owner of the Olive Garden and Red Lobster chains admitted their anti-Obamacare campaigns hurt more than helped, the owner of a Wendy’s franchise in Omaha, Nebraska plans to cut 300 employees’ hours to part-time to avoid providing...
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Obama gives himself, Bush Secret Service for life

Obama gives himself, Bush Secret Service for life | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
He signs a bill granting him, George W. Bush, and future ex-presidents protection for life.
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AIG and big banks are the 'Takers' taking from the rest of us

AIG and big banks are the 'Takers' taking from the rest of us | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it

by David Horsey, LA Times

 

In “The Fountainhead” and her other tomes of hyper-libertarian fantasy, Ayn Rand posits that society is composed of “Makers and Takers.” In her vision, it is the creative supermen of industry who are the Makers and it is the work-averse, collectivist leeches who feed off the wealth of capitalist empire builders who are the Takers.

This week’s news about AIG and the big banks suggests that Ayn Rand was wrong.


A pretty strong argument can be made that the Makers in American society are the millions of men and women who raise their children the best they can, take part in the life of their communities as coaches, classroom helpers and volunteers for a thousand good causes and put in long hours as employees keeping the nation’s businesses and industries going while receiving diminishing pay and benefits.

The Takers, on the other hand, include quite a few of Rand’s heroes. They are the big-time bankers, speculators, derivatives traders and others in the financial industry who operate in an alternate economic world that has little to do with making things or providing quality services and everything to do with devising esoteric, barely legal and frequently unethical methods of amassing fortunes for themselves. [MORE]


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Layoffs Across Investment Banking

Layoffs Across Investment Banking | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
Have we passed peak investment banker?http://t.co/eHciZ97f)
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The comments sound as though the ones that are laid off are rich kids with do nothing jobs. I have know some laid off workers from AIG. They were young college graduates of the banking field that ended up moving back in with their school teacher momor truck driving families. One I know became a math teacher the others were not able to find work with the banking industry and also went to look for other work.

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Virginia KKK Uses Obama’s Presidency As A Recruiting Tool

Virginia KKK Uses Obama’s Presidency As A Recruiting Tool | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
The Ku Klux Klan of Virginia is trying to find new members, and it is using President Obama’s second term as a recruitment tool.
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Alice in Healthcareland | The Health Care Blog

Alice in Healthcareland | The Health Care Blog | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
If an employee chooses not to participate in an incentive based wellness plan, it remains unclear whether the act of having to pay a higher premium would make the employee eligible for a public exchange subsidy.
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Time Warner Cable Dumps Current TV Faster Than You Can Say 'Al-Jazeera America'

Time Warner Cable Dumps Current TV Faster Than You Can Say 'Al-Jazeera America' | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
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This dumping could be because Al-Jazeera presents serious news from all over many of the most dangerous places on the planet and Time Warner's CNN calls eveything like horse races or ball games..."Who's 1st ...Who'e 2nd and what so and so poll says today...blah..blah...blah...Link TV carries some Al-JAzeerz and others news stations from around the globe as well....drop cable, sign up for satilite and you'll get better information all the way around.

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A tax deal only the ultra-rich could love

A tax deal only the ultra-rich could love | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
It unfairly penalizes most American workers.
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Just the FAQs—Charter Schools

Just the FAQs—Charter Schools | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it

Frequently asked questions regarding charter schools and what they mean for students, educators, schools, and communities.

 

This article is more pro-charter schools than not. It is interesting the way the charter school is branded and presented here as "public" charter schools. I hear these schools presented as "public" through out the national promotional articles and ads to encourage officials and local citizens to support charter schools. The public however would have the same public access they have to a local shop. The article gives a good idea of what those with the dream of charter schools say is offered to the people.

 

Most of these charters would be private contract work and not publicly held ownership. The word "Public" Charter Schools seems misleading to this curator. Why use the word "public"? Why go charter if what people want is public ownership? Somehow the marketing of charter schools seems to be dealing with the idea that the public likes ownership and concept the school their child attends is under their ultimate ownership and control.  These charters would receive "public money" just like a company receives public tax dollars to sew  clothes for the military.

 

The private company however is free to make clothes, or in this case teach whoever they choose or sell out to make profit or go bankrupt as one recently did in a state leaving the that state with only the option of suing the charter school to try to recover the 17 million dollars worth state/public money. Instead of the school being publicly held or owed, the charter school has and holds “public money”. They are seeking "public tax money" to offer privately owned school services in most part. The tax dollars would be removed from publicly held/owned schools and paid to private contractors. Much like if we were to decide we did not approve of our Military, its leaders, soldiers, or cost of them we might remove tax dollars that support the military and hire private companies to do the job instead. We perhaps we could look for the right contractor to run congress and our state house as well? We could then fire them for poor performance easier and save money by downgrading their entitlements like pay, retirement and life long medical plans.

 

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Divided they fall

Divided they fall | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
TIED into a union of which both parties are weary, Britain’s Conservatives and Liberal Democrats are increasingly leading separate lives. Although relations... (British coalition partners are growing apart.
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Stoneless rivers

Stoneless rivers | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
TRUSTING investors can easily be gulled by scams designed to relieve them of their savings. In China efforts to educate the unwary extend to the streets. Walls are... (Can China feel its way across the turbulent waters of financial reform?
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Obama Administration Prevents Maine From Kicking Thousands Of Low-Income Residents Off Medicaid

Obama Administration Prevents Maine From Kicking Thousands Of Low-Income Residents Off Medicaid | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
GOP governors across the country are so resistant to implementing Obamacare, they’re unwilling to expand their Medicaid programs under the health reform law at the expense of the low-income residents in their states.
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Florida Governor Inflates Cost Of Medicaid Expansion By 2,500% To Avoid Implementing Obamacare

Florida Governor Inflates Cost Of Medicaid Expansion By 2,500% To Avoid Implementing Obamacare | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
Internal email messages uncovered by Health News Florida reveal that Gov. Rick Scott (R-FL) is knowingly citing inaccurate cost estimates to justify his refusal to expand Florida’s Medicaid program.
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Sneezing at $3.5 billion

Sneezing at $3.5 billion | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
Mortgage giant Fannie Mae has cost taxpayers more than $200 billion in bailout money since the 2008 financial crisis.
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Where Have All the Hip-Hop Politicians Gone?

Where Have All the Hip-Hop Politicians Gone? | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
Less than a decade ago, some young African-American men tried to leave a mark on the political map. Dubbed as 'hip-hop' politicians, a few rose to national prominence, while others faded from view.
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A Sensible Middle On Gun Control and the Need To Go Deeper ...

A Sensible Middle On Gun Control and the Need To Go Deeper ... | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
When you have one system focused on people, compassion, and the collective greater good of society vs. one weighted heavily towards the interests of corporations and the wealthy… it is no wonder that there would be a difference in violence.
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AIG Won’t Join Shareholder Lawsuit Suing Government Over ‘Onerous’ Bailout

AIG Won’t Join Shareholder Lawsuit Suing Government Over ‘Onerous’ Bailout | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
American International Group, the insurance giant that received a $182 billion federal bailout to protect it from collapse in 2008, will not join a shareholder lawsuit against the federal government over the bailout’s terms, the Wall Street Journal...
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Younger Americans Resort To Groupon To Get Cheaper Health Care

Younger Americans Resort To Groupon To Get Cheaper Health Care | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
In a striking example of the intersection between America’s broken health care system and 21st century information technology, doctors and dentists are successfully luring younger Americans between the ages of 20 and 40 into purchasing online...
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Idle No More: Hints of a Global Super-Movement

Idle No More: Hints of a Global Super-Movement | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
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The Soul of America

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What lies ahead | China Watch

What lies ahead | China Watch | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
Performance of Western economies has bearing on China's growth, which in turn could have an impact on African and other developing countriesThe world economy enters 2013 with significant risks that could blow any nascent signs of recovery off...
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The Czech Presidential Election Is The Most Interesting Election In The World

The Czech Presidential Election Is The Most Interesting Election In The World | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
The candidate with face tattoos battles it out with the candidate with royal blood. The first Jewish president?
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Well this is surely the most diverse and interesting group running to lead a country.

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It's not them, it's you

It's not them, it's you | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
ANN LYNN of Scottsdale, Arizona, wrote a letter to the New York Times last week that sums up the thinking of many Americans regarding the country's fiscal...
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