September 2010


Here. Not only in the UN, but the rest of the lot of politicians and government bureaucrats.

GOP As Much To Blame As Democrats.  Agreed.  Does not believe Social Security should be privatized but the country needs a discussion on what to do with it.  Hmm, uh, Ponzi scheme.  Free enterprise system is good, but he also wants a Big Government solution for immigration: a government bureaucracy and all employees register with an e-verify system.

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“There’s this American flag, apple pie thing about libraries,” said Frank A. Pezzanite, the outsourcing company’s chief executive. He has pledged to save $1 million a year in Santa Clarita, mainly by cutting overhead and replacing unionized employees. “Somehow they have been put in the category of a sacred organization.”

The company, known as L.S.S.I., runs 14 library systems operating 63 locations. Its basic pitch to cities is that it fixes broken libraries — more often than not by cleaning house.

It does seem strange, at first, to hear this happening to public libraries. Given the 21st century importance of information, I guess it was a matter of time before someone discovered this potential.

The outsourcing argument is a diversion; the job are not being shipped overseas.  The libraries still need employees.  It looks like the status quo is too expensive to maintain.

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Will Democrats and Republicans support this?  Republicans say they want the internet to remain free of regulations but also are proponents of the security state.

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Bishop, 60, a Southampton native, votes reliably Democratic in the House, including on major issues such as health care reform and the bailout of the financial and insurance industries. In the current Congress, he has voted with his party 97.3 percent of the time, according to The Washington Post – though Bishop called the percentage “meaningless” because so many votes are “routine.”

In other words, he’s a typical establishment Democrat.

Bishop says he backed the bailout at the height of the fiscal crisis because the legislation’s failure would have plunged the economy into a deeper chasm. He said his ad referred to new legislation to create procedures to prevent the need for new bailouts.

Maybe the bailouts made the economic situation worse by plunging the government deeper into debt and pushing future taxes higher.

Altschuler said the company did not outsource American jobs but supplied back-office services so firms in this country and elsewhere could free their workers from grunt work, so they could be more productive.

That’s typical of what outsourcing and computer automation, such as ATMs, do.

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Across the nation amid an anemic economy, parents, students and colleges are asking the same question: How do you take a liberal arts education and leverage it into a paycheck after commencement?

Reg req. Good stuff.

In 2014, a staggering 85.2 million people — 31 percent of all nonelderly Americans — will be on Medicaid and CHIP (the Medicaid-like children’s health program). This accounts for the majority of those who’d gain health coverage. Amazingly, only 3 percent more people will have private insurance.

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