*Update from Reuters: “Volkswagen’s top labor representative threatened on Wednesday to try to block further investments by the German carmaker in the southern United States if its workers there are not unionized…”
“”I can imagine fairly well that another VW factory in the United States, provided that one more should still be set up there, does not necessarily have to be assigned to the south again,” said Bernd Osterloh, head of VW’s works council.
“If co-determination isn’t guaranteed in the first place, we as workers will hardly be able to vote in favor” of potentially building another plant in the U.S. south, Osterloh, who is also on VW’s supervisory board, said.
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The new lie the Republican Party and the Conservative Movement are peddling is that ObamaCare is going to cost 2.7 million American jobs. They are using facts from a report by the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office, (CBO). As usual, they are taking those facts and then spinning them in such a way as to be presenting them to be exactly opposite of what they actually say.
The 2.7 million people leaving the workforce will be doing so voluntarily because they will have more choice. Here is the picture the CBO painted:
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Surprise, Surprise Republicans Are Still Lying About ObamaCare
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This is a holiday repost. I post this same story every year because of its significance to me and to my daughter.
My daughter and I were talking about various things when she asked me at what age I had stopped believing in Santa Claus. My answer was that I still believe in Santa and related the following story to explain why.
Have no doubt America, the spin on ObamaCare, (the Affordable Care Act), from Republicans and Conservatives will begin soon. They are going to spin the facts and attempt to take credit for the ACA when it proves to be successful and I have no doubt that it will become wildly popular and successful.
The first thing you will see and hear is that Republicans and Conservatives will stop calling it ObamaCare. They will begin referring to the law as the Affordable Care Act. This will be an attempt to separate Obama from the law. As long as Obama’s name is on it, Americans will know that it was Obama and the Democrats that gave them this wonderful healthcare system.
The only reason stores are going to be open on Thanksgiving Day is pure unadulterated greed. Thanksgiving Day has always been a day when people connect with family. Low-wage employees are not going to be afforded that family connection because their employers are greedy.
By shopping at these stores, you are rewarding the employers for their greed. Greed is what has gotten America to the dismal economic conditions we have today. Rewarding that greed will only make things worse.