Arizona has one of the highest rates of errors in paying out jobless benefits in the country.(from arizonadailysun via workplacechoice.org)
So the U.S. Department of Labor is responding — by giving the state more money.
The federal agency figures that $132.4 million paid out by the state Department of Economic Security in the year ending this past June was paid out improperly. That amounts to more than one dollar out of every five in benefits.
And over three years, the figure is close to $430 million, about the same percentage.
But David Roberts, a spokesman for the Department of Labor, said it is not rewarding bad behavior.
ACORN and other radical left-wing groups would be eligible for up to $15 billion in federal funding if President Obama’s new economic stimulus package becomes law.(from pajamasmedia.com)
Now that public polling shows Americans are realizing that economic stimulus programs don’t work, the Obama administration is calling the latest round of futile stimulus a “jobs bill.” In a sense it really is a jobs bill: a jobs bill for Saul Alinsky-inspired community organizers.
The draft legislation, which had not yet been introduced in Congress at press time, makes ACORN, Neighborhood Assistance Corporation of America (NACA), and a phalanx of leftist groups that regularly feed at the public trough eligible for funding.
Yesterday’s House vote to restrict the powers of the NLRB was opposed by 7 House Republican members that stood with 179 House Democrats in support of Big Labor’s government arm. Coincidentally, these same 7 GOP votes that stood up for the NLRB are also on the take from Big Labor.
The bill passed 238 – 186 with seven Republicans voting to protect the NLRB. All seven have taken cash from big labor:
Rep. Michael Fitzpatrick, R-Pa.: $142,000
Rep. Chris Gibson, R-N.Y.: $15,000
Rep. Micahel Grimm, R-N.Y.: $58,000
Rep. Steven LaTourette, R-Ohio.: $1,200,000
Rep. David McKinley, R-Wash.: $70,000
Rep. Patrick Meehan, R-Pa.: $56,000
Rep. Don Young, R-Alaska: $1,400,000
Here are the photos of the 7 House Republicans that stood up for Big Labor’s government arm, the NLRB:
Crossposted from NetRightDaily.com
Teachers in Washington state’s third-largest school district voted overwhelmingly Thursday to remain on strike, in defiance of a judge’s order that they return to work.(from AP via sweetness-light.com)
Some 93 percent of the nearly 1,600 teachers at the Tacoma Dome arena said they wanted to keep picketing.
The Tacoma School District teachers walked out Tuesday over issues including pay, class size and how job transfers are handled. A state judge issued an order Wednesday that they go back to class, but the teachers refused.
Many students have joined the picket lines.
The U.S. Constitution is signed in Philadelphia (1787)
The Soviet Union joins Nazi Germany's invasion of Poland (1939)
After weeks of strikes at the Lenin Shipyard in Gdańsk, Poland, the nationwide independent trade union Solidarity is established (1980)
Former Nicaraguan President Anastasio Somoza Debayle is killed in Asunción, Paraguay (1980)
Last Russian troops leave Poland (1993)
b: Chuck Grassley (1933), David Souter (1939); d: Karl Popper (1994), Spiro Agnew (1996), Patricia Kennedy Lawford (2006)
Community Organizing for the New Progressive Era