State, county unemployment rates rise

State, county unemployment rates rise

There are 15 comments on the Daily Breeze story from Sep 17, 2010, titled State, county unemployment rates rise. In it, Daily Breeze reports that:

Los Angeles County's unemployment rate hit a record high of 12.6 percent in August while California's crept up to 12.4, state figures released Friday show, and experts held out little hope of a significant drop anytime soon.

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Ms Smith

Adelanto, CA

#1 Sep 17, 2010
Is Obama still blaming Bush. Gee, you would think 100 Billion in Stimulus taken from our children due to our leaders great vision would not have this effect. BYE BYE OBAMA., a one hit wonder.
L A Times

Altadena, CA

#2 Sep 17, 2010
We called him "The Magic Negro" in 2007. Watch him disappear from office.
Unemployed Two Years

Torrance, CA

#5 Sep 18, 2010
Been unemployed for two years now and still can't find a job. Employers are not hiring and we are in big trouble. End the war in the middle east and focus on our own needs here at home. This needs to end now!

Since: Jul 10

Woodland Hills, CA

#6 Sep 18, 2010
Thank you to the Obamulous stimuless "package"and the Democratic state legislature for the wonderful job they have done.

Led by the likes of Dem in Repubs clothing Gov., Senators Pelosi and Boxer, Reps like Harman we are where we are.
We need to thank them by voting their behinds out!!!

Vote out Boxer and crew before they bleed us to death!

PTVoice at http://www.thussaithme.blogspot.com
Really

Hawaiian Gardens, CA

#7 Sep 18, 2010
Not to worry. Taxes will soon be going up and this should take care of all our problems. Tax the rich, feed the poor, until there are no rich no more. (Ten Years After)
Anti Obama

Redlands, CA

#8 Sep 18, 2010
Thanks Obama, and the liberal state govt.
I guess this is the "change" the communist was talking about, or is the change left in my pocket after all the taxes our govt thugs take?
ANON

San Pedro, CA

#10 Sep 18, 2010
But wait Obama and Biden told us the economy is turning around ...... yea right just like Villalaraza telling us crime is down .........

Since: Dec 09

Redondo Beach, CA

#11 Sep 18, 2010
California politicans raised taxes BIG TIME in the middle of a recession. Did anyone expect our economy to thrive?
To TomFromPV

Glendale, CA

#12 Sep 18, 2010
Dear Tom from PV,

I just received a bill from Little Company of Mary.$149,000 for a ten-day-stay. Guess who's paying for it? My mother had Medicare and MediCal. Then she was another 20 days in an almost hospital in Gardena. One more day in Torrance at Driftwood, and then she suddenly "expired," as they said on the phone at 7 in the morning.

The burial was about $10,000, at Green Hills in RPV.

You can imagine, the state needs tons of money, to pay for all that. My parents already paid before, when my father got sick, in 1986. His insurance paid for that, back then, until they lost their home in RPV and business [Torrance]; the rest the people had to pay, for about fifteen years [until 2005], for then he also had Medical and MediCare. And so it goes..., people go broke, and our HealthCare lives. The best "business" to be in, right after Banking.

And we wonder why California is going broke?




TomFromPV wrote:
California politicans raised taxes BIG TIME in the middle of a recession. Did anyone expect our economy to thrive?
Gladiator in Torrance

Redondo Beach, CA

#13 Sep 19, 2010
I agree with poster number 5 in Torrance because I too fell into this hole. My suggestion to poster 5 is go back to school to gear up for a new career. I chose ICDC College my new goal is to become a Paralegal. My reasoning for taking the course is that it blends with my past work experiences. Forget about age it is just a number I have much to offer for any attorney established or starting out. Perhaps you too have something to offer and that you can blend into a new career.
Lux Libertas

Paramount, CA

#14 Sep 19, 2010
TomFromPV wrote:
California politicans raised taxes BIG TIME in the middle of a recession. Did anyone expect our economy to thrive?
The correct word is 'democrat' not 'politicians'. Being a democrat is kin to having a sickness. The infection starts when sworn into office and then comes the overwhelming need to spend, tax, spend, tax, enlarge government, tax, tax, add more laws and regulations and finally tax some more. Next is to blame the stubborn Republicans because they try to stop the sickness. Meanwhile AB32 gets signed in by the democrat RINO Governor. The end result will be more lost jobs, business' closing and People leaving the State. Take a look, the ones leaving are the earners. The ones staying are the recipients of other Peoples labors.
To Lux Libertas

Glendale, CA

#15 Sep 19, 2010
You are correct, to some degree,
but WHO sent our jobs overseas?

And what was their great plan,
in regard to the "displaced" workers?

That the rest of us will take care of them?
In reality, there was no plan,
they just didn't care.

We should have been screaming bloody murder,
as Lee Iacocca said, back in 2007.

Lux Libertas wrote:
<quoted text>
The correct word is 'democrat' not 'politicians'. Being a democrat is kin to having a sickness. The infection starts when sworn into office and then comes the overwhelming need to spend, tax, spend, tax, enlarge government, tax, tax, add more laws and regulations and finally tax some more. Next is to blame the stubborn Republicans because they try to stop the sickness. Meanwhile AB32 gets signed in by the democrat RINO Governor. The end result will be more lost jobs, business' closing and People leaving the State. Take a look, the ones leaving are the earners. The ones staying are the recipients of other Peoples labors.
TNFats

Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA

#16 Sep 19, 2010
Remember all those headlines over the last year about State workers, LA City employees, LA County workers, <insert random gov't entity here> getting laid off. Did any of that actually happen? No. But we'll keep reading the headlines about how State workers are getting the slip that they get before the slip that tells them they might get a pink slip next year. Yeah.... Gov't continues to thrive.

Since: Dec 09

Redondo Beach, CA

#17 Sep 19, 2010
Sorry for your loss.

One has to wonder if the bill accurately reflected the treatment provided to your mother, or was merely the amount the hospital needed to offset other costs such as free care to illegals and so forth.

I remember being charged $259 for a simple bloodtest at LCM. When I complained, they "re-ran" the bill thru the "system" and that time it was only $34.50. It seems the rates are negotiable.

when I asked my physician about that, he told me to NEVER try to deal directly with an instituion but rather thru an intermediary such as himself. The same bloodtest thru the doctors office was under $20.
To TomFromPV wrote:
Dear Tom from PV,
I just received a bill from Little Company of Mary.$149,000 for a ten-day-stay. Guess who's paying for it? My mother had Medicare and MediCal. Then she was another 20 days in an almost hospital in Gardena. One more day in Torrance at Driftwood, and then she suddenly "expired," as they said on the phone at 7 in the morning.
The burial was about $10,000, at Green Hills in RPV.
You can imagine, the state needs tons of money, to pay for all that. My parents already paid before, when my father got sick, in 1986. His insurance paid for that, back then, until they lost their home in RPV and business [Torrance]; the rest the people had to pay, for about fifteen years [until 2005], for then he also had Medical and MediCare. And so it goes..., people go broke, and our HealthCare lives. The best "business" to be in, right after Banking.
And we wonder why California is going broke?
<quoted text>
To TomFromPV

Glendale, CA

#18 Sep 21, 2010
Thank you for the helpful information.

But isn't it odd, that such a distinguised institution is sucking blood from naive patients? And I went to see my mother's doctor too, and he sent me to a clinic for some x-rays. There I was expected to sign a peculiar agreement:

"It is understood that any dispute as to medical malpractice, that is as to whether any medical services rendered under this contract were unnecessary or unauthorized or were improperly, negligently or incompetently rendered, will be determined by submission to arbitration as provided by California law, and not by a lawsuit or resort to court process except as California law provides for judicial review of arbitration proceedings."

"Both parties to this contract, by entering into it, are giving up their constitutional right to have any such dispute decided in a court of law before a jury, and instead are accepting the use of arbitration."

Hello, they get my money, and I am supposed to "give up my constitutional rights"? And without signing that "agreement" they did not accept me as a client.

"NOTICE: BY SIGNING THIS CONTRACT YOU ARE AGREEING TO HAVE ANY ISSUE OF MEDICAL MALPRACTICE DECIDED BY NEUTRAL ARBITRATION AND YOU ARE GIVING UP YOUR RIGHT TO A JURY OR COURT TRIAL. SEE ARTICLE 1 OF THIS CONTRACT."

And as I noticed, everyone else just signed.

TomFromPV wrote:
Sorry for your loss.
One has to wonder if the bill accurately reflected the treatment provided to your mother, or was merely the amount the hospital needed to offset other costs such as free care to illegals and so forth.
I remember being charged $259 for a simple bloodtest at LCM. When I complained, they "re-ran" the bill thru the "system" and that time it was only $34.50. It seems the rates are negotiable.
when I asked my physician about that, he told me to NEVER try to deal directly with an instituion but rather thru an intermediary such as himself. The same bloodtest thru the doctors office was under $20.
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