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By Tyler Durden
Thursday Humor: Obama “Fixes” The Economy
As the President loses his Millennial voting base, despite “fixing” Obamacare, his populist push for a raise to the minimum wage (who wouldn’t want more money than ‘market rates’ for doing the same shit) and class-warfare-inspiring inequality speech may be his party’s last best hope. However, in the meantime, if US citizens can tear themselves away from X-Factor for 30 seconds, the following clear concise chart shows how easy it is to create 140,000 jobs… Our question… why not raise the minimum wage to $100?
— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) December 4, 2013
The minimum wage sounds nice on the surface: workers earning $8 per hour would certainly be better off if they were earning $12 per hour instead. But economics professor Antony Davies explains that this view of the minimum wage overlooks an important detail: The minimum wage does not force employers to pay a particular wage to every worker; it forces employers to pay a particular wage to every worker they choose to keep. While the minimum wage may be well-intentioned public policy, it often huts the very workers most in need of our help.
By Melissa Melton
A Cincinnati-based health system has reportedly fired 150 of its 10,800 employees because they would not get vaccinated against the flu.
Citing patient and staff protection, the company sent termination notices to the employees this week just ahead of Thanksgiving. If they agree to get a flu shot (which are offered at no cost) by December 3, the employees will get to keep their jobs.
This isn’t the first instance of healthcare workers’ freedoms being stripped away; whole states are now attempting to force healthcare workers to get vaccinated.
Last month, Rhode Island passed the first-ever full mandate requiring all healthcare employees (including doctors, nurses, and even temporary workers and medical volunteers) to receive a flu vaccine. Colorado’s state health board approved a similar mandate seven-to-one this past February that would force all health organizations such as hospitals and nursing homes to prove at least 60 percent of their employees received a flu vaccination in 2012-2013; the requirement will increase to 90 percent by 2014-2015.
A similar flu shot mandate bill has been introduced in California. Healthcare staff in the California cities of San Francisco and Santa Clara are already required to take the shot; if they refuse, they must wear a mask at all times while at work.
In most cases, the only way for a healthcare worker to refuse a flu shot is on the basis of provable “medical grounds.”
According to the National Vaccine Information Center, there are eight types of commercially available flu vaccines which contain a wide array of potentially harmful ingredients: everything from toxic thimerosol (mercury) which has been shown to cause neurological disorders, to the funeral home preservative formaldehyde, to the food additive monosodium glutamate (MSG). One flu vaccine study even found that only 1.5 out of every 100 people inoculated derive any actual benefit from the annual injection.
As it is impossible to predict which flu viruses will hit in a given season, so-called experts have to chose which strains to use in the year’s round of vaccinations months in advance for on-time production and delivery. This means that, out of hundreds of strains, scientists have to pick a few and hope their supposedly educated guess is correct.
Because flu vaccines have been shown to cause severe reactions such as Guillain-Barré Syndrome and seizures, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) provides website visitors with a link to the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program where anyone injured by the flu shot can file a claim. World-leading immunogeneticist Dr. Hugh Fudenberg even found that people who receive five flu shots over the course of their lifetimes have a ten times greater chance of developing Alzheimer’s Disease.
… and that slight prick will come from the end of a virus filled hypodermic needle. Under the guise of the greater good for the greater numbers many hospitals are now requiring mandatory vaccinations of their employees. Below are two such recent stories of mandatory vaccinations being used as new terms of employment. The fist report coming out of the state of Colorado.
Hospital Employees’ Jobs In Jeopardy If They Don’t Get Flu Shot
Oct 6, 2012
Hospital employees across Colorado are being threatened with their jobs if they don’t get the flu shot by the end of the year.
Also, this story out of Rhode Island.
R.I. becomes first state to mandate flu shots for health-care workers
October 5, 2012
Rhode Island today became the first state in the nation to mandate seasonal flu shots for all health-care workers.
Overriding the objections of health-care workers’ unions and the Rhode Island affiliate of the American Civil Liberties Union, Health Director Michael D. Fine filed new regulations requiring seasonal flu shots for doctors, nurses and others — employees, temporary workers and volunteers — working for hospitals, nursing homes, home-care agencies and other health-care organizations.
When Mitt Romney Came To Town — Full, complete version
Mitt Romney. Was he a job creator or a corporate raider?
That’s the question this film answers.
And it’s not pretty.
Mitt Romney was not a capitalist during his reign at Bain. He was a predatory corporate raider. His firm didn’t seek to create value. Instead, like a scavenger, Romney looked for businesses he could pick apart. Indeed, he represented the worst possible kind of predator, operating within the law but well outside the bounds of what most real capitalists consider ethical.
He is exhibit number one the left wants to use in the coming election to give capitalism a bad name.
He and his friends at Bain were bad guys. Any real capitalists should disavow Romney’s ‘creative destruction’ model that made him wealthy at the expense of thousands of American jobs.
Mitt Romney and his cronies pioneered ‘deindustrialization,’ a process by which they searched out vulnerable companies, took them over, loaded them with debt, and collected obscene fees while doing so. He sent jobs overseas or killed them altogether, and then picked apart the remains – including pension funds – before the companies went bankrupt.
Some might call that the free market. Most of us think its just plain wrong.
If you wonder why America has lost so many manufacturing jobs overseas, look no further than Mitt Romney — the King of Bain.
Think you know Mitt?
Personally, I have heard and seen enough. We all know, or should know Romney is Wall Street, never a doubt about it. Then you have the choice of Gingrich, the only Speaker of the House to be found guilty of ethics violations and fined $300k. Also Gingrich is pushing for the removal of Clinton for having an affair while he is conducting the same actions. Let us not forget his strong support for FRD. Big dollar lobbyist earning millions advising those who carried out actions were a major contributor to the housing collapse. More on Gingrich here and here. Let’s not forget Santorum, listed as 3rd most corrupt while in office in 2006 and his record of betrayal. Santorum currently is promoting his plans to bomb Iran.
All supporting pro Wall Street, pro war, pro status quo. Thankfully, this is not all we have to choose from. I will choose the only person the supports freedom, personal liberty and the Constitution. It is not even a choice, it is simply common sense.
Now more than every we need the Champion of the Constitution!
Please visit Ron Paul’s official campaign site by following the link below and donate today!
Ron Paul, the U.S. presidential candidate who says he’ll shrink government the most, is attracting more campaign donations than any of his Republican rivals from both U.S. government workers and employees of the biggest federal contractors. Megan Hughes reports on Bloomberg Television’s “Bottom Line.” Mark Crumpton also speaks.
History teaches us that grave threats to liberty often come in times of urgency, when constitutional rights seem too extravagant to endure.
Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall (1989)
Now more than every we need the Champion of the Constitution!
Please visit Ron Paul’s official campaign site and donate today!