“There is no disputing that Philadelphia Police Officer Daniel Faulkner was murdered by this thug [Mumia Abu Jamal],” the group said in a letter to the president opposing Adegbile’s nomination. “His just sentence — death — was undone by your nominee and others like him who turned the justice system on its head with unfounded and unproven allegations of racism.”
As if we didn’t already know how useless and unnecessary the EPA is, following the government shutdown we saw just how little we really need them. When various government agencies were releasing many of their workers on furlough with lack of funding, the EPA went through its employees and decided which were “essential” and which were “non-essential”.
According to an EPA guidance, which Reuters obtained, the agency said it only had 1,069 of its 16,205 employees listed as “essential”. That is only 6.6 percent of their workforce! This guidance, which is used in the event of a government shutdown, also said that “most workers in the Office of Air and Radiation, which is in charge of writing and implementing most of the EPA’s major air pollution rules,” would be furloughed.
Why is it that we have an agency that could run on less than 7 percent of current staff?
To be clear: the EPA openly admits more than 9 out of every 10 employees at the EPA are non-essential.
Although this government shutdown may not be considered as the greatest way to get through funding differences, perhaps there is a silver lining here.
When agencies are forced to go through their list of employees and whether they are integral to the organization’s work it seems we get quite a sneak peek into how we could gut and cut the government bureaucracy.
Is it just me, or should all employees be essential in order to remain at their jobs?
This could be a good way to go forward with finding places to cut money in the budget.
Chicago pays the highest wages to teachers than anywhere else in the U.S. averaging $110,000/year.
Their pensions average 80-90% of their income.
Yet Chicago school system is rated one of the worst in the country.
You can’t blame Republicans because there aren’t any!
Wow, are Illinois and Chicago great or what?
Perhaps the U.S. should pull out of Chicago ?
Body count: In the last six months 292 killed (murdered) in Chicago .
221 killed in Iraq
AND Chicago has one of the strictest gun laws in the entire US.
. Here’s the Chicago chain of command:
. President: Barack Hussein Obama
. Senator: Dick Durbin
. House Representative: Jesse Jackson Jr. (Resigned)
. Governor: Pat Quinn
. House leader: Mike Madigan
. Atty. Gen.: Lisa Madigan (daughter of Mike)
. Mayor: Rohm Emanuel
. The leadership in Illinois – all Democrats.
. Thank you for the combat zone in Chicago .
. Of course, they’re all blaming each other. Can’t blame Republicans; there aren’t any!
. State pension fund $78 Billion in debt, worst in country. Can’t blame Republicans; there aren’t any!
. Cook County ( Chicago ) sales tax 10.25% highest in country. Can’t blame Republicans; there aren’t any!
. This is the political culture that Obama comes from in Illinois .
And he was going to ‘fix’ Washington politics for us???
. George Ryan was Governor but he is in the big house.
. Of course he was replaced by Rob Blajegovitch who is…also in the big house.
.Representative Jesse Jackson Jr. had to resign because he and his wife are being sent to… the big house.
. The Land of Lincoln , where our former government officials make our license plates.
But you know what? As long as they keep providing entitlements to the population of Chicago, nothing is going to change, except the state will go broke before the country does – it’s helping the country go broke every day.
“Any man who thinks he can be happy and prosperous by letting the Government take care of him should look at the American Indian.”
WASHINGTON — Two momentous decisions involving the Federal Reserve are coming to a head, with significant implications for the U.S. and global economies.
Janet L. Yellen, a former University of California, Berkeley economist, stands in the middle of both of them.
As vice chair of the central bank, Yellen will take a leading role this week, when policymakers decide whether to start rolling back the Fed’s massive monetary stimulus after several years of providing extraordinary support for the weak economy.
The prospect of an imminent policy shift by the Fed has already shaken financial markets from Brazil to India, marking the end of an era of super-low interest rates.
Read more here: http://www.mcclatchydc.com/2013/09/14/202170/janet-yellen-at-a-crucial-point.html#.UjcrphaAfS-#storylink=cpy
‘Are you sexually active? If so, with one partner, multiple partners or same-sex partners?”
Be ready to answer those questions and more the next time you go to the doctor, whether it’s the dermatologist or the cardiologist and no matter if the questions are unrelated to why you’re seeking medical help. And you can thank the Obama health law.
“This is nasty business,” says New York cardiologist Dr. Adam Budzikowski. He called the sex questions “insensitive, stupid and very intrusive.” He couldn’t think of an occasion when a cardiologist would need such information — but he knows he’ll be pushed to ask for it.
The president’s “reforms” aim to turn doctors into government agents, pressuring them financially to ask questions they consider inappropriate and unnecessary, and to violate their Hippocratic Oath to keep patients’ records confidential.