Which Companies Are Killing Jobs?

Which Companies Are Killing Jobs?

There are 12 comments on the WFMZ story from Aug 3, 2011, titled Which Companies Are Killing Jobs?. In it, WFMZ reports that:

No doubt about it, the job recovery has all but hit a standstill. Earlier this year, private sector employers added more than 200,000 jobs for three straight months in a row.

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Alachua, FL

#2 Aug 18, 2011
Republican ALEC

Bills Affecting Americans' Rights to a Public Education

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ALEC and pharmaceutical drug shortage

Another round of shortages.

The problem is politically motivated by the Republican ALEC in my opinion.

IMO: Prior to the Presidential election a planned shortage of mind and pain drugs will happen. The shortage will keep many people from the voting polls and create a dangerous situation of violence, murder and suicides in America caused from the sudden withdrawals of the drugs.

ALEC Membership:


ALEC Politicians:


American Legislative Exchange Council

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Alachua, FL

#3 Aug 18, 2011
Republican ALEC


Escaping Responsibility for Corporate Products or Practices that Injure or Kill Americans

Through the corporate-funded American Legislative Exchange Council, global corporations and state politicians VOTE BEHIND CLOSED DOORS to change the laws to limit the rights and remedies of Americans injured or killed by corporations. These so-called "model bills" erode the rights of an injured person, or that person's family, who files a complaint alleging that a corporation caused injury or death and should be held responsible for all the damages its actions caused. Through ALEC, corporations have "a VOICE and a VOTE" on specific changes to the law that are then proposed in state legislatures. Do you?

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Bills Affecting the Rights of Americans Injured or Killed by Corporations

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Bills Affecting Human Health

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Marriage contract social life


Alachua, FL

#4 Aug 18, 2011
Organizational chart

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Vote out the Republicans

Lansdale, PA

#5 Aug 18, 2011
HumanSpirit wrote:
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Vote out the Republicans
And give the money saved as handouts to corrupt union teachers.

Whole lootta union lies and crapola in that stuff there lyin spirit.

Alachua, FL

#6 Aug 18, 2011
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And give the money saved as handouts to corrupt union teachers.
Whole lootta union lies and crapola in that stuff there lyin spirit.
The school system is primarily taken over by the Mental Health Industry since the Reagan / Bush Presidency with the goals of mind drugging America. The Mental Health Industry has no medical model, no evidence based medicine, no test for chemical imbalance and no imagining test to determine a defective brain from a normal brain. The industry infilitrated the school system with intention to disrupt the country. Many of the industry members including the Pharmacutical Industry is Republican ALEC. Teachers Unions have opposed these crimes against nature and the civil rights violation of the families and childrens.

Privatizing Public Education, Higher Ed Policy, and Teachers


Alachua, FL

#7 Aug 18, 2011
Why your kid is drugged in school

How it works:

The State Department of Education gets monies from the Federal Government (Disability) under a program called "IDEA" for each child diagnosed with a disability. A disability could be ADD/ADHD, Bi-polar disorder, Depression or any of the other mental diagnoses.

Who profits: The State Department of Education, the mental health and counseling Industry, the Pharmaceutical company and the money that is kicked back by lobbyists for politicians special interest and of course the legal profession.

All this at the cost of your child's Health and welfare.

IDEA" Final Regulation (part 1 of 2)

300.7 Child with a disability.

(a) General.

(1) As used in this part, the term child with a disability means a child evaluated in accordance with §§300.530-300.536 as having mental retardation, a hearing impairment including deafness, a speech or language impairment, a visual impairment including blindness, serious emotional disturbance (hereafter referred to as emotional disturbance), an orthopedic impairment, autism, traumatic brain injury, an other health impairment, a specific learning disability, deaf-blindness, or multiple disabilities, and who, by reason thereof, needs special education and related services.
(i) The term means a condition exhibiting one or more of the following characteristics over a long period of time and to a marked degree that adversely affects a child's educational performance:
(A) An inability to learn that cannot be explained by intellectual, sensory, or health factors.
(B) An inability to build or maintain satisfactory interpersonal relationships with peers and teachers.
(C) Inappropriate types of behavior or feelings under normal circumstances.
(D) A general pervasive mood of unhappiness or depression.
(E) A tendency to develop physical symptoms or fears associated with personal or school problems.
(ii) The term includes schizophrenia. The term does not apply to children who are socially maladjusted, unless it is determined that they have an emotional disturbance.
9) Other health impairment means having limited strength, vitality or alertness, including a heightened alertness to environmental stimuli, that results in limited alertness with respect to the educational environment, that-
(i) Is due to chronic or acute health problems such as asthma, attention deficit disorder or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, diabetes, epilepsy, a heart condition, hemophilia, lead poisoning, leukemia, nephritis, rheumatic fever, and sickle cell anemia; and
(ii) Adversely affects a child's educational performance
§300.24 Related services.
(a) General. As used in this part, the term related services means transportation and such developmental, corrective, and other supportive services as are required to assist a child with a disability.
(9) Psychological services includes-
(i) Administering psychological and educational tests, and other assessment procedures;
(ii) Interpreting assessment results;
(iii) Obtaining, integrating, and interpreting information about child behavior and conditions relating to learning;
(iv) Consulting with other staff members in planning school programs to meet the special needs of children as indicated by psychological tests, interviews, and behavioral evaluations;
(v) Planning and managing a program of psychological services, including psychological counseling for children and parents; and
(vi) Assisting in developing positive behavioral intervention strategies.

Alachua, FL

#8 Aug 18, 2011
How Education is Deliberately Dumbing You Down

Charlotte Iserbyt served as Senior Policy Advisor in the Office of Educational Research and Improvement (OERI), U.S. Department of Education, during the first Reagan Administration.  At that time, she blew the whistle on a major technology initiative which would control curriculum in America's classrooms.


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Alachua, FL

#9 Aug 18, 2011
Child psychiatry is sick with hidden conflicts of interest
By Dr. Leonard Sax

When I first began writing prescriptions for children 22 years ago, it was unusual for a child to be taking powerful psychiatric drugs. Today it's common. How did we get here?

Dr. Joseph Biederman is part of the answer. He's an important guy. His title is "chief of pediatric psychopharmacology" at Massachusetts General Hospital, the main teaching hospital for Harvard Medical School. Pediatricians and family doctors look to him, and doctors like him, for guidance about what they should do with problem kids. For the past two decades, Biederman has pushed the use of medications for treating ADHD and bipolar disorder. Over the past two decades, the use of medications for treating those disorders has soared.

Sen. Charles Grassley (R-Iowa), recognizing how much influence Biederman has in promoting these medications for children, wondered whether the doctor might be taking money from drug companies. When first asked, Biederman admitted to taking perhaps "a couple hundred thousand dollars" from pharmaceutical companies. When he was asked to take another look, it turned out that Biederman and a colleague had accepted more than $1.6 million from the drug companies. And they hadn't told anybody.

Or consider the case of Dr. Fred Goodwin. After stepping down as director of the National Institute for Mental Health, Goodwin moved on to serve as the host of the NPR program "The Infinite Mind." Goodwin didn't think he needed to tell anybody that the drug companies were paying him $1.3 million, even as he reassured listeners on his program about the safety of powerful psychiatric medications for children. Last month, after his connections to the drug industry came to light, NPR canceled his program.


Alachua, FL

#10 Aug 18, 2011
Mental health screening

The Dangers of Mental Health Screening
Nathaniel S. Lehrman, M.D.
Presented by invitation at the Annual Meeting of
The Association of American Physicians and Surgeons
Arlington, VA, September 23, 2005

A. Introduction

The “mental health screening program” created by the President’s New Freedom Commission on Mental Health is a colossal fraud built upon, and aggravating, earlier frauds. It is presented as a way of ferreting out hidden “mental illness,” first in school children, so they can then get “appropriate treatment”- medications. It is actually a brazen attempt to hide the injuries caused by 50 years of peddling increasingly harmful and increasingly costly psychiatric drugs. Not only will the program increase America’s huge, ever-rising, rate of mental disability by dispensing ever more medications which produce and aggravate these disabilities, but it represents the misuse of medicine to destroy this country’s basic freedoms. It is also the latest Bush administration hand-out to the drug companies, so many of which have changed from legitimate businesses into patent-protected rackets.



Alachua, FL

#11 Aug 18, 2011
ALEC Politicians:
ALEC is not a lobby; it is not a front group. It is much more powerful than that. Through ALEC, behind closed doors, corporations hand state legislators the changes to the law they desire that directly benefit their bottom line. Along with legislators, corporations have membership in ALEC. Corporations sit on all nine ALEC task forces and vote with legislators to approve “model” bills. They have their own corporate governing board which meets jointly with the legislative board.(ALEC says that corporations do not vote on the board.) They fund almost all of ALEC's operations. Participating legislators, overwhelmingly conservative Republicans, then bring those proposals home and introduce them in statehouses across the land as their own brilliant ideas and important public policy innovations—without disclosing that corporations crafted and voted on the bills. ALEC boasts that it has over 1,000 of these bills introduced by legislative members every year, with one in every five of them enacted into law. ALEC describes itself as a “unique,”“unparalleled” and “unmatched” organization. It might be right. It is as if a state legislature had been reconstituted, yet corporations had pushed the people out the door. Learn more at ALECexposed.org .
This is a partial list of politicians that are known to be involved in, or previously involved in, the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC). It is a partial list. It also includes politicians who have been featured speakers or who have accepted awards at ALEC meetings.(If you have additional names, please add them with a citation. The names in this original list were verified as of posting.)

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ALEC Award-Winners
• President Ronald Reagan
• President George Herbert Walker Bush
• Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher
• Governor Bobby Jindal[1]

• Governor Rick Perry[2]

• Governor Tommy Thompson
• Governor John Engler
• Governor Mary Fallin[3]
• Secretary William J. Bennett
• Senator Jack Kemp
• CongressmanTom Feeney
• Congressman Mark Foley
(In addition to these politicians, ALEC has given awards to such corporate CEOs as Richard DeVos and Jay VanAndel of Amway (both in 1993) and Charles G. Koch and David H. Koch of Koch Industries (both in 1994).)

Featured Speakers
• President George W. Bush[4]
• Vice President Dick Cheney (1994, then Former Defense Secretary)
• Vice President Dan Quayle
• Attorney General John Ashcroft[5]
• Congressman Newt Gingrich
• Senator Trent Lott
• Chief Domestic Policy Advisor Gary Bauer (Family Research Council)
• Governor George Allen
• Senator Jon Kyl
• Governor George Pataki
• Senator Bob Dole
(Economist Milton Friedman has also been a featured speaker. At ALEC's 33rd Annual Meeting in 2006, he spoke about issues including the economy, school choice, education reform, tax reform.[6])
• Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio)
• Speaker Dennis Hastert (R-Illinois)
• Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld (1995 Chair of ALEC Business Policy Board)
• Speaker Tom DeLay (R-Texas)
• White House Chief of Staff Andrew Card (for George W. Bush’s Administration)
• Senator Don Nickles (Oklahoma)
• Congressman Joe Wilson (recently called Obama a "liar")
• Representative Dan Burton (Indiana)
• Congressman Billy Tauzin (Louisiana)
• Representative Katherine Harris (Florida)
• Senator Jim Inhofe (Oklahoma)

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ALEC Membership:


American Legislative Exchange Council

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Alachua, FL

#12 Aug 18, 2011
Talk about abuse of office and state employees and welfare and the pblic at large..

Also you may not be aware that Gov Scott is testing all person on Pain medication today by making doctors a pain clinic. Quarterly tests at 300 bucks (1200.00 year)times millions of people on pain medication today (tomorrow other drugs) with the assumption of guilt and possible violations of the 5 amendment (self incrimination) and privacy issues is too much to take from this Republican ALEC member. Private insurance and the State is paying. We don't want forced medical in America.

Florida Gov. Rick Scott Pushes Legislation that Directly Benefits His Own Company


One-time Medicare fraudster and current Florida governor, Rick Scott, is now trying to pass legislation that would change some of the rules for Medicaid in Florida. The catch is that these rules changes would open up some amazing opportunities for health care company Solantic, which is owned by the governor.

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Rick Scott also recently made an executive order that requires many state workers to take random drug tests, and has pushed Florida legislators to make the same requirement for Welfare recipients. Of course, Solantic also offers drug testing. Quite a nice side benefit for Mr. Scott. Of course, Scott got rid of any conflict of interest, at least in his deluded mind, by giving his $62 million share of Solantic to his wife.
Now there may be a case that the Medicaid changes will be better for Florida (that's not what the studies of the current trial program have shown, but you can still make a case). You can also make a case that people taking money from the government, either through a job or an entitlement, should be subjected to drug testing. But should an elected official be able to push through legislation and sign executive orders that will eventually put millions in his own pocket?
Making matters even more murky is the fact that Rick Scott made his fortune by defrauding government health care programs. Scott was the head of Columbia/HCA Healthcare, which was found guilty of fraud to the tune of $2 billion, the largest fraud case in history at the time. Scott left the company, complete with golden parachute and hundreds of millions in ill-gotten gains, just before the verdict. His testimony in the case was largely just his repetition of his 5th amendment rights.

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Alachua, FL

#13 Aug 18, 2011
Republican ALEC

Verification Scott at ALEC HQ / Koch Brothers Retreat

Rick Scott Admits He Was in Colorado for Koch Brothers Retreat

Violation ofthe Sunshine Act (State of Florida) open government

Scott didn't get too specific on what he did at the Koch retreat.


It makes you wonder if Scott was hiding the fact that he attended the Koch brothers' conference until everyone started asking where he was.


A few other politicians headed to the conference had no problems revealing they were going on the trip, like Texas Gov. Rick Perry and Virginia's Gov. Robert McDonnell and Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli.


But trying to conceal himself from the media isn't helping him, as mentioned in today's profile on Scott from the New York Times.


At least he's finally admitted to trysting with the richest and most powerful conservative political donors in the nation.


"Rick Scott leaving FL w/out telling anyone during state of emergency to brag to Kochs about killing 100k jobs was completely irresponsible," he posts on Twitter.

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