July Announced Job Cuts Jumped 59 percent, Third consecutive increase, Consumers retrenching manufacturing cooling and confidence waning
From Bloomberg Auigust 3, 2011.
“Announced U.S. Job Cuts Jumped 59% in July”
“Employers in the U.S. announced the largest number of job cuts in July in 16 months, signaling a labor market that’s struggling to improve.
Planned firings climbed 59 percent from July 2010 to 66,414, according to figures released today by Chicago-based Challenger, Gray & Christmas Inc. Job-cut announcements were led by the pharmaceutical industry, which included drugmaker Merck & Co.’s plans to eliminate as many as 13,000 jobs.
The figures follow other data showing consumers retrenching, manufacturing cooling and confidence waning. Employers in July probably boosted payrolls at a pace that failed to reduce the jobless rate, according to a Bloomberg News survey before a report in two days.
“July marks the third consecutive increase we have seen in monthly job-cut announcements, which certainly seems to provide additional evidence that the recovery has stalled,” John A. Challenger, chief executive officer of Challenger, Gray & Christmas, said in a statement. “It has been a couple of years since we have seen this level of private-sector job cuts coming in a single month.”
Compared with June, job-cut announcements increased 60 percent. Because the figures aren’t adjusted for seasonal effects, economists prefer to focus on year-over-year changes rather than monthly numbers.
The pharmaceutical industry led the firings with 13,493 job cut announcements in July.”
Michele Bachmann on IRS role, Health Care Bill, Sean Hannity
Michele Bachmann on Sean Hannity last night, March 18, 2010
WASHINGTON, March 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — An unprecedented coalition of grassroots and “tea party” groups is launching the final push before a possible vote by the House. Coming together under the auspices of the American Grassroots Coalition, various events held by different groups will be coordinated, including a noon rally at the U.S. Capitol on Saturday, a candlelight vigil and “virtual vigil” leading up to the vote.
“All of the groups have a mutual goal — to band together to communicate the frustration of the people and demand the termination of this health bill legislation,” said Jennifer Hulsey, Co-Founder of American Grassroots Coalition.
The past two weeks has seen the “Take The Town Halls To Washington” initiative get nearly 1,000 people to DC to meet with approximately 30 Congressman. The event culminated in the rally at Taft Park near the Capitol, which was sponsored by Tea Party Express. Over 1,500 people assembled to rally against the health care bill and then meet with their representatives.
While the Capitol Police diverted the stage and sound for the park rally, grass roots activists innovated and used a park bench and bull horn to get their message to the attendees!
The following actions are planned for the next 72 hours:
- Calling campaigns to the House by constituents to vote no on the bill
- “Talk to Washington” health care town halls in Mississippi, Pennsylvania and other states
- Code Red rally in Washington, DC at 12 noon on Saturday at Upper Senate Park
- Nationwide “Virtual Vigil” on BlogTalk radio sponsored by DoctorsandPatients.org
- Candlelight vigil around the Capitol on Saturday night
Featured speakers at the Washington, D.C. Rally on Saturday will include:
- Congresswoman Michelle Bachmann (MN)
- Congressman Tom Price (GA)
- Congressman Joe Wilson (SC)
- Congressman Phil Gingrey (GA)
- State Senator Judson Hill (GA)
- Actor & Activist Jon Voight
- Dr. Milton Wolf, Barack Obama‘s second cousin who opposes Obamacare
- Colin Hanna, Let Freedom Ring
- Jim Martin, 60 Plus
- Phil Kerpen, Americans for Prosperity
- Tim Phillips, Americans for Prosperity
- Andrew Langer, Institute for Liberty
- Kathryn Serkes, Doctor Patient Medical Association
- Mark Skoda, Memphis Tea Party
- Amy Kremer, Tea Party Express
- Jennifer Hulsey, American Grassroots Coalition
- FreedomWorks Representative
- Ben Cunningham, Founder of the Tennessee Tax Revolt
- Darla Dawald, Grassfire / Resistnet
Grassroots activists everywhere have worked to inform themselves, notify their representatives of their objections and take action in the form of rallies, meetings and calls into those representatives. Individual groups have worked to stop the health care legislation while coordinating with each other to amplify their message and their efforts.
Amy Kremer, of Tea Party Express, commented, “We had a great rally this week in DC and people have overwhelmed us with their desire to do it again on Saturday. With so many people concerned about this legislation and the ability to come toWashington on a weekend, we are working within this coalition to expand the Code Red rally participation.”
The coalition of Tea Party and grassroots organizations and leadership is committed to changing the dynamics of this legislative process. “The Democratic led Congress is using procedural and legislative rules to ignore the overwhelming opposition to this,” said Mark Skoda of Memphis Tea Party. “The will of the American people is being subverted by these actions and the grass roots activists who make up this coalition are focusing their energy to kill the bill.”
The coalition includes:
- 60 Plus
- Alexandria Tea Party
- American Grassroots Coalition
- Americans for Prosperity
- Americans for Tax Reform
- Cincinnati Tea Party
- Cincinnati 9/12 Project
- Concerned Women for America
- Constitutional Sovereignty Alliance
- Constitutional Tea Party
- Doctor Patient Medical Association
- Family Research Council
- Heartland Institute
- Institute for Liberty
- Let Freedom Ring
- Memphis Tea Party
- Mom for America
- National Center for Public Policy Research
- National Taxpayer’s Union
- Nationwide Tea Party Coalition
- New Jersey Tea Party Coalition
- Northern Virginia 912
- Richmond Patriots
- Take the Town Halls to Washington
- Tea Party Express
- Tea Party Patriots Live Radio Show
- Washington DC Tea Party
- We the People of Pennsylvania
For further information or to register and participate or assist others to come to Washington, DC, please check the above websites where details will be posted and updated regularly throughout the next 48 hours andhttp://www.americangrassrootscoalition.org/.
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Obamacare, Health care bill, Truth from doctors and experts
Here are some of my favorite videos and testimony and experts on Obamacare, the Health Care Bill being forced on us.
All you need to know about health care reform
* Note two of the videos are no longer available here.
What is the current attempt by Obama and liberal Democrats at health care reform all about?
- Appeasing their far left core support.
- More control over the American people to get votes.
- Payback to trial lawyers and other big supporters (refer to contribution table above).
- Achieving the goals of far left, socialist, communists who are controlling the party with the goal of redistribution of wealth..
The Difference Between Canada and the U.S. Health Care Systems
Sally C. Pipes understands Canadian health care. As the former Assistant Director of the free-market Fraser Institute, she lived under Canada’s national health care system.
Today Pipes is president of the Pacific Research Institute and author of the new book, The Top Ten Myths of American Health Care. She spoke at the Cato Institute July 15, 2009.
Parker Griffith Republican representative leaves Democrat Party over Health Care Bill
“A radiation oncologist, Griffith cited the Democrats’ health care plans as a reason for his switch. He was one of 39 Democrats to vote against the bill in the House last month.
“I want to make it perfectly clear that this bill is bad for our doctors,” he said at the press conference, according to the AP. “It’s bad for our patients. It’s bad for the young men and women who are considering going into the health care field.”
Paul Ryan Health Care Bill truth, Rep Ryan exposes Health Care Bill lies
President’s Cousin Condemns Obamacare
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Tagged Congressman Mike Rogers, Dr Milton Wolf, Dr. Todd Rubin, health care bill, Health care videos, John Stossel, ObamaCare, Parker Griffith, Paul Ryan, Sally C Pipes, Truth from doctors and experts
From BNET, January 4, 2010.
“Mayo Clinic Bridles at Medicare Payments”
“The Mayo Clinic, which has been praised by President Obama as an exemplar for the healthcare industry, will no longer accept new Medicare patients at a primary-care clinic in Glendale, AZ, a Phoenix suburb. While this office serves only a small portion of Mayo’s 526,000 patients in Minnesota, Arizona, and Florida, the organization says that the Glendale clinic is part of a 2-year pilot that will determine whether Mayo continues taking care of Medicare patients at other facilities. Meanwhile, the 3,000 Medicare patients who see family doctors at the Glendale office will have to pay nearly $2,000 a year out of pocket if they want to stay with their physicians.
Mayo is going in this direction because it lost $840 million last year on Medicare. Its Arizona hospital and four primary-care clinics lost $120 million. Nationwide, physicians earn about 20 percent less from Medicare than they do from private payers, but there’s no evidence that most are losing money on Medicare. In a Bloomberg article, Dr. Robert Berenson of the Urban Institute is quoted as saying that some primary-care physicians can afford to do without Medicare “because there is an unlimited demand for their services.” In areas where private health plans pay much more, Medicare looks like a poor payer, he adds.
Nevertheless, the Mayo experiment highlights the grim realities facing Medicare. Even at the current payment rates, the payroll-tax-funded Medicare Trust Fund, which covers inpatient care, is expected to go bankrupt in 2017. General tax revenues and beneficiary premiums guarantee the solvency of Medicare Part B, the outpatient program, but neither higher taxes nor the current rise in premiums is popular. Cutting doctors’ fees is not politically acceptable, either. To keep those fees stable for the next decade, the House recently passed a supplemental spending bill of nearly $200 billion, and the Senate is expected to follow suit, in return for the AMA’s support of its reform bill.”
Thanks to my good friend Bill for the info.
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