Welcome to the American Revolution II

Welcome to the American Revolution II
But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such government, and to provide new guards for their future security.
"We face a hostile ideology global in scope, atheistic in character, ruthless in purpose and insidious in method..." and warned about what he saw as unjustified government spending proposals and continued with a warning that "we must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the military-industrial complex... The potential for the disastrous rise of misplaced power exists and will persist... Only an alert and knowledgeable citizenry can compel the proper meshing of the huge industrial and military machinery of defense with our peaceful methods and goals, so that security and liberty may prosper together."Dwight D. Eisenhower

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

U.S. Socialism

Margaret Thatcher said "the trouble with Socialism is that eventually you run out of Other People's Money."

U.S. mass layoffs

A total of 237,900 American workers lost their jobs through mass layoffs in January.
That was up 11,790 from the December total, according to a report released Wednesday by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

The number of mass layoff events declined from month to month, even though the number of affected workers increased. The bureau counted 2,227 mass layoffs in January, compared to 2,275 in December.

A mass layoff is defined as a single action by a single employer that causes at least 50 workers to lose their jobs. The Bureau of Labor Statistics calculates mass layoff data on a seasonally adjusted basis.

The manufacturing sector accounted for 38 percent of all mass layoff events and 44 percent of affected workers in January.

California recorded the largest number of workers affected by mass layoffs, with 54,150 losing their jobs last month. It was followed by New York at 31,890, Pennsylvania at 29,660 and Ohio at 27,970.

Forty-eight states had more mass layoffs in January 2009 than in the same month a year ago, with the largest increases reported in Michigan, Pennsylvania and Ohio.

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