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California faces a $42 billion budget deficit through June 2010. Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has a plan.
Two-day-a-month furloughs (without pay) to all 238,000 state workers. Of course two employee unions had challenged Schwarzenegger’s executive order, saying he did not have authority to order furloughs.
Judge Patrick Marlette disagreed. In a preliminary ruling, he said the governor has “express authority to make the challenged order.”
Schwarzenegger has declared a fiscal emergency and he said the reduced-work plan will save California about $1.4 billion through June 2010.
Marlette said “The current circumstances constitute an emergency,” and “The challenged order is reasonable and necessary.”
So the furloughs are scheduled to start Feb. 6.
Schwarzenegger also has sought other concessions from state employees, including eliminating two of their 14 paid holidays.
The governor said “To me labor has the choice, and I made this very clear: That they can help us in making the decision in how they save the $1.4 billion,”.
From my perspective it’s a pretty simple decision … you take the cuts as individuals or you lose your job. My husband always says “half of something is better than all of nothing” … it is prudent to think along those lines sometimes in the real world.
Perhaps Barack Obama needs to pick up the same gauntlet with the federal government job force.
The public is called on to chinch in their belts … lets see Nancy P. spearhead the movement in her house.
That would be refreshing wouldn’t it?
Electronic database to include lawsuit, mental health, abortion, sexual details and only GOD knows what else.
Another little discussed insert in the Obama economic stimulus plan would demand that every American submit to a government program for electronic medical records without a choice to opt out.
Documentation on abortions, mental health problems, impotence, being labeled as a non-compliant patient, lawsuits against doctors and sexual problems could be shared electronically with, perhaps, millions of people.
Could be shared? … well we all know how leak proof ANYTHING in our government is. Lets translate that into lay language. Will be shared either for FREE or an under the table FEE.
Consumer Watchdog, even suggested today Google is trying to lobby for the “sale of electronic medical records.”
Pushing for the provisions so it may sell patient medical information to its advertising clients on the new ‘Google Health’ database?
Consumer Watchdog sent a letter to Congress urging them to put the nix on this process … no doubt like everything else it will be ignored by all. LETTER HERE.
Does any of this matter to you?
If so TO BAD.
This is simply one more thing the ‘Obama HOPE AND CHANGE’ is quietly trying to slip by the public.
Gee I wonder how this could possibly happen?
Well of late I have wondered not only how is this happening but when/where did it start?
Dianne Goldman Berman Feinstein is the senior U.S. Senator from California, having held office as a senator since 1992.
Feinstein has been married three times. Her third husband, Richard C. Blum, is an investment banker with large investments in companies that have won large government contracts without competitive bidding. As of December 2006, according to SEC filings and FedSpending.org, three corporations in which Blum’s financial entities own a total of $1 billion in stock won considerable favor from the budgets of the Department of Defense and the Department of Veterans Affairs.
In 2003, Feinstein was ranked the fifth-wealthiest senator, with an estimated net worth of $26 million. By 2005 her net worth had increased to between $43 million and $99 million. Her 347-page financial-disclosure statement is characterized by the San Francisco Chronicle as “nearly the size of a phonebook.”
And to compound this conflict of interest it appears Mrs. Feinstein would be trading favorable vote for China and possibly selling them intelligence. After all Mrs. Feinstein is the Chairperson of the United States Senate Select Committee on Intelligence (SSCI). Can anyone believe these freaks in Washington? Let’s see we will put the most compromised untrustworthy senator in the senate whose husband has made multimillions from one of our potential enemies in charge of intelligence. The gall of these people just boggles my mind. The government school brainwashing have had such a huge impact when corruption and treasonous behavior by a senator smacks the public in the face they are completely oblivious to it. What spy? What conflict of interest? Instead the brainwashed press and masses concentrate on sex scandals and Obama’s gluteus maximus. Nothing better than being Jewish and a democrat these days is it Mrs. Feinstein?
As a politically insensitive person let me throw out a few names here. Julius Rosenberg, Ethel Greenglass Rosenberg, David Greenglass, Morton Sobell, J. Robert Oppenheimer, Leo Szilard, Bruno Pontecorvo, Morris Cohen, Lona Cohen, Robert Soblen, Jack Soble, Victor Perlo, Lee Pressman, Jacob Albam, Nathan Gregory Silvermaster, V. J. Jerome, Alexander Trachtenberg, Israel Amter, Arvo K. Halberg, Philip Bart, Philip Carl Weissberg, Joel Barr, Harry Dexter Weiss, Alfred Sarant, Harry Goldodnitsky, Theodore Hallsberg, Yakov Golos, Armand Hammer, Samuel Dickstein and Jonathan Pollard. All spies working against the United States of America. They got paid a whole lot less than Mrs. Feinstein’s husband. So why would Mrs. Feinstein be any different from these characters? She has a whole lot more motivation than these other spies. I mean after all for some people nations come and go. Money is forever. It’s all about the money isn’t it Mrs. Feinstein?
We can only hope the NSA is doing the equivalent of NATO secret to Mrs. Feinstein and her opportunistic colleges at the senate willing to sell out the United States for some Chinese gold and silver. For those of you not in the military back in the cold war days they had NATO secret documents which basically meant everyone in the world knew the information but we were going to pretend it was a real secret. We all knew the first frog or kraut that laid eyes on the document would go running to the nearest KGB operative and spill his or her guts as fast as their diarrhea mouth could spit out the information. So basically NATO documents were completely boring useless crap so frogs and krauts could feel useful “undermining” the United States. We can only hope Mrs. Feinstein is receiving the same treatment.
These freaks in Washington think the masses are stupid. And for the most part they are right. Talk to anyone who voted for Obama and we can see that brainwashing truly is effective. But those of us who are not will have to be dealt with sooner or later. We may just help our future opponent the Chinese in fulfilling the liberals’ dream of the destruction of America. We may rise up and create a second civil war. Maybe we will migrate to Canada, central and south America leaving the parasites the horrible task and realization that there are no workers to suck blood from. Or the most direct option of removing parasites from elected office. Nobody can predict how this will end up. Probably a combination of all the above.
One thing is certain is there is a large minority out there that is not buying your crap. When the dollar tanks, unemployment goes up to 12% and inflation flares to 30% a lot more will not be buying your bail out to the parasites crap. We all know you hate America. We all know you worship your gold and silver pieces far more than some stupid nation. Someday you will be gone. Make fun of nations. They come and go. You are right about that. But so will your family and its gold. We the people will make sure of that.
The government hierarchy is entrenched in scandal these days.
MSM could not wait to leap on the bandwagon to tar, feather and pillar anyone in the Republican party that they felt was doing wrong. The silence from them TODAY is deafening.
Perhaps they do not consider all of the scandal rife in the new political administration wrong?
The news is full of stories about how Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich attempted to sell Barack Obama’s Senate seat to the highest bidder.
Obama’s new White House chief of staff, FOB (friends of Barack) Rahm Emanuel, also has serious ethical shortcomings. Emanuel’s voice is on the tapes of Blagojevich and John Harris, Blagojevich’s recently departed chief of staff. Emanuel is heard representing Obama in the negotiations to sell the Senate seat. When approached by the governor, Emanuel didn’t contact authorities and turn in Harris or Blagojevich for pitching the deal. Remember, at least two players are required for the “pay to play” game. All of those who actively participated in the alleged negotiations to sell a Senate seat are just as guilty as Blagojevich.
There is little if any concern about the pattern of close Obama associates involved in scandal. Apparently the MSM can not connect the dots or never heard the old term BOAF (birds of a feather).
Then we have Eric Holder, FOB and Obama’s nominee for Attorney General, is also guilty of questionable entanglements, making it nearly impossible for him to fulfill his duties as the nation’s top law enforcement officer. Holder, on the last day of Bill Clinton’s presidency, worked on the controversial pardon of felon Marc Rich and a whole slew of others. Later, when in private practice, Holder represented the Chiquita company, securing them a sweetheart deal in the lawsuit against them for paying protection money to AUC, a Colombian terrorist group. AUC is responsible for horrific massacres in Colombia and plays a large role in the exportation of cocaine from the country. Court records reveal Holder wanted the Chiquita case dismissed, saying, “There is no clearly defined rule of international law prohibiting material support of terrorism.” The U.S. government designated the AUC as a foreign terrorist organization on September 10, 2001.
FOB Bill Richardson recently withdrew his name from nomination for Commerce secretary due to a grand jury investigation. He is accused of taking $100,000 from another FOB, David Rubin, president of the CDR Financial Products, Inc. “I have been an unabashed supporter of Democratic causes and public figures, especially those like Richardson, who support a liberal, inclusive agenda,” Rubin said.
The grand jury is looking into Rubin’s Beverly Hills, Calif.-based CDR, which received almost $1.5 million in fees from the New Mexico Finance Authority in 2004. This is after donating $100,000 to Richardson’s efforts to register Hispanic and Native American voters and pay for expenses at the Democratic National Convention in 2004. The New Mexico probe comes two years after the FBI searched CDR’s records as part of a nationwide investigation into whether banks and advisers conspired to overcharge local governments on financing deals.
CDR has also been the target of investigations by the Internal Revenue Service, Securities and Exchange Commission and Department of Justice into whether banks and brokers conspired to rig bids on municipal derivatives and profit from deals at the expense of U.S. taxpayers.
What the news has failed to cover is that Obama, too, received big money — $30,000 — from Rubin in September. Obama has raked in millions for his presidential campaign from donors with business before the federal government.
Then we have the brilliant Timothy Geithner as Treasury Secretary. He is a must have because he is the ONLY PERSON who can pull us out of the economic crunch the government has foisted our way. He is SO BRILLIANT he can not figure out his income tax using turbo tax. I have to ask how brilliant can someone be if they can not figure out a program set up for kindergarten children. How brilliant is someone who fails to pay their tax for 4 years. How exceedingly brilliant is someone who takes a check compensating for those failed tax payments? Can anyone spell CROOK except me?
If there is a silver lining in all of this it is simple … all of those silent PUNDITS are going down the tubes along with all of us little guys. Apparently these visionary’s can not see the writing on the wall they too will be standing in an unemployment line somewhere.
Barbara Levy Boxer (born 11 November 1940) is the current junior U.S. Senator from the State of California. Boxer was first elected to the U.S. Senate in 1992, becoming one of the first of two female Jewish senators, along with Dianne Feinstein. Throughout her career, Boxer has been a vocal advocate for environmental issues, abortion rights, gun control, and medical research. She is generally classified as a progressive or liberal and is often in conflict with conservative groups. Her electoral margins have increased each time she has been re-elected.
In 1962, she married Stewart Boxer, and took his surname, and graduated from Brooklyn College with a Bachelor’s in Economics. She was a member of the Delta Phi Epsilon sorority, in the Phi chapter.
Boxer’s husband, Stewart, is a prominent attorney in Oakland, where he has always practiced. He mainly handles worker’s compensation cases (on the side of injured workers) and is known for keeping a very low profile, when it comes to politics. Many cases are referred to him by labor unions, including the Teamsters.
Early in Boxer’s political career in 1996 she came under scrutiny of the FBI for her strong support of China’s most favored nation trading status. Dianne Feinstein and Barbara Boxer were targeted to receive payments according to the NSA/FBI intercepted communications of Chinese operatives. The intelligence ultimately would not show that the Chinese government intended to organize payments directly to U.S. campaigns. They suspect the money would have come from businesses with operations in China, including subsidiaries in Taiwan or Hong Kong.
One of the most liberal senators she has voted against anything that would strengthen America. She voted against the Iraq War. She supports socialized medicine via the “you get the same insurance coverage as I do” scam Obama is pimping. In education she will drain the country dry supporting any and all after, before and during school indoctrination programs for children. Spend the money and ignore the overwhelming fact that there is no correlation between education spending and per pupil and results. It’s all about special interest and brainwashing the masses.
She believes the federal government can increase jobs and supports Invest in the USA Act. Somehow she thinks taxing companies $24 billion, taking a bureaucratic cut, and then spending the remainder on American Jobs Creation Act will help the economy. Barbra the masses may be that stupid but your stupidity insults my intelligence. You want jobs to return to America? Cut corporate taxes to 15% and shut up. It’s all about power and screwing America for this lady.
The liberal opposes drilling for oil, spending money protecting the oceans, supports Global Warming theories and wants to take away the masses energy supplies from conventional sources, and supports subsidies to farmers who are green. Take away energy from the masses and tax them more is her basic philosophy. Then some brainwashing until they can’t tell what is happening.
She supports killing babies by any means available. Supports spouse abuse programs that get women out of marriage instead of marriage counseling. Anything to break up families right Barbara?
She opposes FISA intelligence gathering laws, supports gun control laws. I could go on but the pattern is pretty clear. She is strongly opposed to helping the masses and private businesses and strongly in support of Big Brother. She supports all this taxation and chaos for the masses but in her own life she is a traditional family person. One husband, two kids, no drama. This seems to be a patter with these liberals. One set of values for her family and one set of values for the gentile unwashed masses of pork eaters. No empathy whatsoever for the working men and women. What goes around comes around Mrs. Boxer. We got your drift, you getting ours?