"Fox News Sunday" is heading to Louisville, Ky. Jack Conway, Kentucky's attorney general and the Democratic candidate for Senate , and Rand Paul, the Republican nominee and son of Representative Ron Paul, Republican of Texas, have agreed to a live debate on "Fox News Sunday" on Oct.3 at 9 a.m. (Eastern time).Full Story
#66030 Nov 27, 2012
Tom Ricks tells Faux News something they don't like to hear...."THE TRUTH"!!
CHECK IT OUT...
Since: Jun 12
#66034 Nov 27, 2012
Were you by any chance mayor of your trailer park, in 1988 and 1989?
Since: Jun 12
#66035 Nov 27, 2012
Fox News Calls Early End to Interview That Turned Critical
Pulitzer Prize-winning defense reporter Thomas E. Ricks made an an appearance on Fox News this morning to talk about the Obama administration's response to the attack on the American consulate in Benghazi. As you'll see in the clip below, the segment didn't go exactly how Fox News anchor Jon Scott was likely expecting.
#66036 Nov 27, 2012
Why has the unemployment rate remained high even with 37 months of straight private sector job growth? Because you Repubs got EXACTLY what you have been asking for. Nearly 500,000 Public jobs (Government) have been lost. Smaller government is what you Repubs wanted and now you turn around and use the numbers of those job loses to bitch about. Hypocritical bastards.
#66037 Nov 27, 2012
If we got exactly what we asked for all you libs would be stuffed in San Francisco, a fence put around it and bull dogs with AIDS turned loose inside,
#66038 Nov 27, 2012
Libs just don't know how to act in public, they are retards with a microphone, which makes them bigger retards,
#66040 Nov 27, 2012
Hey libs, hows that hope and change working out for you?
Obamacare tax increases could lead to massive layoffs
The reelection of Pres. Barack Obama has basically killed the momentum to overturn Obamacare. Now businesses are scrambling to deal with the 20 or more higher taxes as a result of the legislation, ranging from a $123 billion surtax on investment income to the $20 billion medical device tax.
A number of companies have announced layoffs as a result of the new taxes associated with the health care law.
Welch Allyn, a company that manufactures medical diagnostic equipment in New York, announced a layoff of 275 employees, about 10 percent of their workforce, over the next three years.
Dana Holding Corp., a global auto parts manufacturing company in Ohio, warned of $24 million in cuts over the next six years due to additional U.S. health care expenses.
Stryker, one of the biggest medical device manufacturers in the world, is eliminating 96 jobs in December and more worldwide.
Boston Scientific announced it is cutting anywhere from 1,200 to 1,400 jobs and shifting investments and workers overseas.
Medtronic, a medical device maker, cut 500 jobs over the summer and plan another 500 for the end of 2013.
Other companies that have announced layoffs due to Obamacare include:
•Smith & Nephew - 770 layoffs
•Abbott Labs - 700 layoffs
•Covidien - 595 layoffs
•Kinetic Concepts - 427 layoffs
•St. June Medical - 300 layoffs
•Hill Rom - 200 layoffs
In addition to the elimination of a number of America jobs is a shift from full-time to part-time workers.
A Florida restaurateur who operates roughly 40 Denny’s locations and five Hurricane Grill & Wings franchises intends to add a 5 percent surcharge to customers’ bills and slash most of the staff's time to fewer than 30 hours per week to offset costs beginning in January 2014 when the Affordable Care Act is fully implemented.
Likewise, Applebee's and Papa John's have both announced the implementation of Obamacare could lead to damaging cuts in their worksforces. According to the new law, employers with 50 or more employees must provide government-mandated healthcare or risk a $2,000 fine.
Other companies looking to limit the hours of its workers include Darden Restaurants, owners of Red Lobster, Olive Garden and LongHorn Steakhouse; JANCOA Janitorial Services, and Kroger
These are just a few of the Obamacare taxes set to take effect in 2013:
•Medical device tax - a 2.3 percent excise tax on gross sales
•“Special Needs Kids” tax - puts a $2,500 cap on Flexible Spending Accounts
•Surtax on investment income - a new 3.8% surtax on investment income for individuals making at least $200,000 (households $250,000)
•“Haircut” for medical itemized deductions - raises the threshold to deduct medical expenses from 7.5% of adjusted gross income (AGI) to 10 percent
•Medicare payroll tax hike - raises Medicare payroll tax from 2.9% to 3.8%
Since: Jun 12
#66042 Nov 27, 2012
#66043 Nov 27, 2012
Add these to the job layoffs::::
NEW HAVEN — Propark America, which operates 31 parking garages and lots in New Haven, has notified the Connecticut Labor Department that it is laying off 186 workers at its facilities in the city, but a company spokesman says it has no plans to eliminate any jobs.
The Hartford-based company filed a Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act (WARN) notice Nov. 20 with the Connecticut Department of Labor. The notice says the layoffs are scheduled to begin on Jan. 20.
QUEENSBURY -- The C.R. Bard plant in Queensbury is laying off 54 full-time employees to bring its staffing level in line with demand for its products.
Employees were notified of the layoffs Monday, and the actual reductions will take place over the next few weeks.
The layoffs announced Monday are on top of 55 layoffs at the medical device manufacturing plant in July, said Scott Lowry, C.R. Bard vice president and treasurer.
NEW YORK (CNNMoney)-- A coal company headed by a prominent Mitt Romney donor has laid off more than 160 workers in response to President Obama's election victory.
Murray Energy said Friday that it had been "forced" to make the layoffs in response to the bleak prospects for the coal industry during Obama's second term. In a prayer circulated by the company, CEO Robert Murray said Americans had voted "in favor of redistribution, national weakness and reduced standard of living and lower and lower levels of personal freedom.
The sudden closure of Hostess has left 18,500 employees without jobs – many of whom work here in San Diego.
Hostess has three bakery outlets in San Diego, in Chula Vista, Escondido and El Cajon.
#66044 Nov 27, 2012
You are a music celebrity!(And gay)
Since: Dec 11
#66045 Nov 27, 2012
Ricks is the Real Deal, I trust the man at his word...he isn'tnot like C. Powell-The political soldier.
Since: Jun 12
#66046 Nov 27, 2012
Being called gay isn't offensive to me. It's inaccurate, but not offensive. A for effort though!
I didn't know you had arab neighbors, you large trash bag you.
#66049 Nov 27, 2012
Layoffs Announced Since Election
Since Obama’s re-election: over 100,000 layoffs at more than 125 businesses (so far)
Abbott Labs 700
Adventist Health 48
Airlines SAS 6000
American Cotton Growers 110
American Independence Museum 4
American Airlines 4400 + 800 leaving voluntarily
American Coal 54
Atlantic Lottery Corporation 16
Assc Milk Producers 130
Aveo Oncology 45
Bechtel Power Corp 277
Bigpoint Games 47
Boston Scientific 1200
Brake Parts LLC 75
Brattleboro Retreat 31
Bristol Myers 500
Career Education 900 + Closing 23 Campuses
Consol Energy in W.V. 145
Crouse Hospital Syracuse NY 70
DEP in Tallahassee FL 15
DuPont, Co. 64
Eagle-Tribune, Andover 21
Emanuel Medical Cente 24
Energizer Holdings 1500
Exide Tech, Laureldale 150
City of Findlay, OH 39
First Energy 400
Gameforge Berlin 20
Gamesa Energy 92
GenOn Energy Inc 33
Glen Falls Hospital 29
All the way to Z...cont'd
In addition to:
Announced Business Closures Since Election
http://www.fireandreamitchell.com :80/2012/11/17/since-obamas-re -election-over-100000-layoffs- at-more-than-125-businesses-so -far/
#66052 Nov 27, 2012
That must be Bushs fault too!
#66053 Nov 27, 2012
Being call a redneck isn't offensive to me, its a complement considering the other options, i.e, liberal, democrap, libotard, demofag, sodomite, anti-American oblamer lover, etc, etc,
And I wasn't inaccurate, show me your friends and I know who you are, i.e, liberal, democrap, libotard, demofag, sodomite, anti-American oblamer lover, etc, etc,
Since: Jun 12
#66055 Nov 27, 2012
Fox News: Tom Ricks Apologized For Benghazi Criticism; Ricks: No, I Didn’t
A Fox News Channel (FNC) vice president has told the Hollywood Reporter that author Tom Ricks apologized privately for his comments on Monday that the network has been “operating as wing of the Republican Party.” But Ricks denied ever making any such apology.
On Monday, Ricks alleged that Fox and the Republican Party’s obsession with the raid on the American consulate in Benghazi was an election gambit by the right that has somehow survived the election.
When Fox anchor Jon Scott asked,“When you have four people dead, including the first U.N. ambassador in more than 30 years, how do you call that ‘hype’?”, Ricks responded by asking Scott if he knew how many security contractors died in Iraq.
Scott was forced to admit,“I don’t.”
FNC’s Michael Clemente, executive vive president of news and editorial accused Ricks of trying to gin up controversy in order to sell more books.
“When Mr. Ricks ignored the anchor’s question, it became clear that his goal was to bring attention to himself — and his book,” Clemente said to the Reporter via email.“He apologized in our offices afterward but doesn’t have the strength of character to do that publicly.”
The Reporter asked Ricks if such an apology had taken place, to which he responded,“Please ask Mr. Clemente what the words of my supposed apology were. I’d be interested to know. Frankly, I don’t remember any such apology.”
Raw Story ( http://s.tt/1uZR1 )
#66056 Nov 27, 2012
What's wrong to be called redneck? They're very honest people. If I had to choose between redneck or liberal monkey, I prefer redneck ...!!!!!
Since: Jun 12
#66058 Nov 27, 2012
Yes, as a matter of FACT, you were inaccurate.
You do know what a fact is, don't you?
Let me clarify.
It is a matter of OPINION that you think I am homosexual.
It is a matter of FACT, that I am heterosexual.
Please understand that no matter how many times you repeatedly post this OPINION, it will not make it any more FACTUAL.-It will be a figment of your imagination.
Work on knowing the difference.
#66059 Nov 27, 2012
Nothing wrong with a red neck, didn't mean it that way, just arguing with a sodomite lib.
#66060 Nov 27, 2012
God, that Bush...
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