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The Single-Payer Job Recovery Plan


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First-of-Its-Kind Study Released

Medicare for All (Single Payer) Reform Would Be Major Stimulus for Economy with 2.6 Million New Jobs, $317 Billion in Business Revenue, $100 Billion in Wages. The number of jobs created by a single payer system, expanding and upgrading Medicare to cover everyone, parallels almost exactly the total job loss in 2008, according to the findings of a groundbreaking study released today.

Read the complete press release at California Nurses Association (LINK)

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U.S. autoworkers urge Canadians to join fight

autoworkerGeorge Windau, 57, a Jeep worker for 30 years in Toledo, is among autoworkers who protested Sunday, the first news media day of the Detroit auto show at Cobo Center.
ANDRE J. JACKSON/Detroit Free Press


January 13th, 2009 2:06 am
U.S. autoworkers urge Canadians to join fight
Demonstration at NAIAS to protest more concessions  –  By Grace Macaluso / Windsor Star
American autoworkers urged their Canadian counterparts Sunday to join forces and fight “union busting” concessions that are part of multi-billion-dollar loan agreements designed to keep the Detroit Three afloat.

About 50 placard-waving protesters staged a demonstration outside the North American International Auto Show in a bid to draw attention to the push for wage and benefit concessions they fear will be forced on autoworkers in negotiations between the UAW and the companies.

“We’re in this mess altogether, and I think we need to have cross-border solidarity,” said Frank Hammer, a General Motors retiree. “And I’d love to see Canadian and U.S. workers in the same union once again. I believe in many ways they’ve led the way especially in national health care in Canada. This is what we need to have on this side of the river.”

Wendy Thompson, a UAW retiree and co-ordinator of the protest, said provisions designed to bring UAW wages in line with workers at foreign auto plants are unacceptable.

Outgoing president George W. Bush “wants to destroy unions,” said Thompson. “To say as conditions unions have to go down to standards, wages, benefits of non-union workers will cause wages of non-union plants to spiral downward. The message we want to get out is unions help the economy. they don’t hurt it because if you lower wages, who can buy anything?”

Thompson called on president-elect Barack Obama to rescind the conditions being imposed on unions in the loan agreements. She also urged Canadian labour leaders to support the fight for universal health care in the U.S.

“In the United States, we need a single-tier health-care system like you have in Canada,” said Thompson.

She said autoworkers on both sides of the border must stand united in the fight to preserve North American jobs.

The Bush administration agreed to provide about US$17 billion in financial assistance to General Motors, Chrysler and Ford, while the Canadian and Ontario governments agreed to dole out about C$4 billion to the Canadian auto companies.

Although details of the Canadian aid have yet to be disclosed, Canadian Auto Workers leader Ken Lewenza has repeatedly rejected calls for wage and benefits concession, saying that his members have already sacrificed enough to keep the automakers competitive.

Visit the Physicains for a National Health Programs, frequently asked questions (LINK) to see how a single payer system would also benefit American business & YOU!

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Jobless Numbers for 2008: 2.6 Million!

That is the largest number since 1945.   The Bush administration indicates that they have taken broad and decisive action!   But, it will take time to have effect.   Yes, I would concur that they took decisive action, the numbers are still climbing in 2009.   The current unemployment rate is now 7.2%, the highest since Geoerge Bush Sr ran the show…  

 Good job George(s)! 

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Ron Paul: Why Do We Run A World Empire!

Ron Paul is one smart man!   I only wish that he could figure out a way to get people to listen to what he has to say…  Perhaps his message is the truth, and we all know that the truth hurts!   So let us all avoid the pain and continue to refer to this very smart man as an outspoken crackpot!?!

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2008 Year in Review

In attempt to summarize 2008 in a very quick review, this is the best I could come up with, without boring all of you to death…  So if you have a “few” minutes, here is 2008 in review!

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US plans for Iraq withdrawal – NOT ?

This should indeed prove to be interesting over the next few months.  Which will it be; 16 months, 3 years, or never?    Gee -we have this huge debate over bailing out the US auto companies for $13 billion, but spending another$10 billion a month in Iraq, not a problem…?   Maybe the banks that took that took the $350 billion could fund the Iraq war for the next 3 years!   They sure haven’t shared any of it towards  helping the US economy…  The BIG picture these days is hard to see!   We don’t seem to have a plan?    A ship at sea without anyone at the wheel… We have elected fools and thief’s for our leaders, so expecting much else is just not in the cards…   OK, I’ll get off my soap box now!

Written by jointefforthost

December 20, 2008 at 3:06 am

A Lump of Coal from Santa Bush

Keep in mind that it’s not just voters in blue states who will be affected — these midnight regulations will hurt people in the states and districts of Bush’s enablers in Congress. And remember that these last-minute policies are the outcome of Congressional Republicans’ loyal support for the Bush agenda over the past eight years. We should hold them accountable for the huge lump of coal Bush is handing over to the nation this Christmas. 

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Written by jointefforthost

December 17, 2008 at 11:44 pm