President Obama's Approval Rating Fal...

President Obama's Approval Rating Falls 11 Percent in 2010

There are 63 comments on the KVOR-AM Colorado Springs story from Feb 23, 2011, titled President Obama's Approval Rating Falls 11 Percent in 2010. In it, KVOR-AM Colorado Springs reports that:

In a year marked by slow economic recovery and a highly contentious debate over the new health care law, 47 percent of Americans, on average, approved of the job President Obama was doing, according to data released Wednesday by the Gallup Organization.

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“Lovin every minit of it”

Since: Feb 10


#67 Feb 27, 2011
Zoe Regen wrote:
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By Bill Osmulski
MacIver News Service
Government employee unions’ class warfare rhetoric seems out of place coming from the top union brass.
The MacIver News Service has examined hundreds of pages of public records available through the U.S. Department of Labor and via the online search site Guidestar and found that many of the most prominent union advocates in the state make well in excess of $100,000 a year in salary alone.
For example, Marty Beil, executive director of American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME )Council 24 SEPAC, made $161,847 in 2008 according to the organization’s Form 990. That’s considerably more than the $144,423 a year Scott Walker makes as Wisconsin’s Governor.
Despite this, Beil has repeatedly attempted to portray Walker as a member of some upper class elite. In December, Beil said Walker’s treatment of state employees was like “the plantation owner talking to the slaves".
One thing you appear to be missing, Zoebot, if the rank and file does not like their leadership, they vote them out. Union members are not serfs or slaves.

They are also not stupid.
Oregon Is Disgusting

United States

#68 Feb 28, 2011
"Start with the private sector. Why did companies shed so many workers? Answer: not because their workers were slothful layabouts, but because business was bad. If your widget sales decline by 10%, you don't need as many sales people, you don't need to run as many shifts in the factory, and you don't need as many accounts receivable clerks. So you lay them off. You don't really have any choice if you want to stay in business, but it's still unfortunate since people without jobs don't buy widgets, which just makes your situation even worse. If you could manage it, it would be pretty helpful if no one got laid off at all.

Now how about the public sector? It's exactly the opposite because the public sector isn't in the business of selling things. If the economy tanks, that doesn't mean there are fewer fires, less crime, or a smaller number of kids in school. That's why cops, firefighters, and teachers don't get laid off. Not because they're a bunch of cosseted union goons, but because the demand for their services is just as high as it was before the recession. In some cases, in fact, it might be higher. There's actually more demand during recessions for clerks to handle unemployment applications or Medicaid reimbursements than there is during boom times.

And it's a good thing, too, since, as Ezra says, "The worst thing for an unemployed person is another unemployed person. It means more competition for job openings, lower wages and less job security." The best outcome for everyone would be for government to employ more people during recessions and to keep their wages high. This would reduce competition for jobs and help keep consumption from falling, which is why, in a perfect world, the federal government would be running big deficits in order to fund the ability of states to keep the lights on."

“Zuzu's Petals”

Since: Sep 10

Bedford Falls

#69 Feb 28, 2011
That boy in Columbus wrote:
<quoted text>One thing you appear to be missing, Zoebot, if the rank and file does not like their leadership, they vote them out. Union members are not serfs or slaves.
They are also not stupid.
That is debatable!

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