Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Do as I say and not as I do.

Billionaire California Republican candidate accused of employing illegal immigrant (click title to entry - thank you)

The Republican candidate for Governor of California, has been accused of knowingly employing an illegal immigrant from Mexico as her housekeeper for nine years.
By Nick Allen in Los Angeles

Published: 11:59PM BST 29 Sep 2010
Meg Whitman, the billionaire former chief executive of eBay, has repeatedly called for tougher sanctions against employers who hire illegal workers and immigration is a key issue in the state.
Nicky Diaz, the Mexican maid, worked in the would-be governor's home from 2000 to 2009, when she was fired....

...At her press conference a tearful Miss Diaz claimed Miss Whitman "threw me away like a piece of garbage" after she went to her in June 2009 to discuss her illegal immigrant status, and to ask for help finding an immigration lawyer.
She claimed Miss Whitman told her: "You don't know me, I have never seen you and you have never seen me. Do you understand?"
The maid added: "I was shocked and hurt that Miss Whitman would treat me this way after nine years." She is filing a claim with the California Department of Industrial Relations for unpaid wages and mileage.
Miss Whitman said the allegations that Miss Diaz was underpaid and exploited were "without merit." She said the maid came to her in June 2009 and admitted using her sister's documents to gain employment. At that point she "immediately terminated Nicky's employment".
*A Tea Party novice who has become Delaware's Republican candidate for the Senate has been accused of "misleading" the public by claiming she studied at Oxford University.
Christine O'Donnell included Oxford on her CV on the business networking website LinkedIn. The course however was not run by Oxford but the Phoenix Institute, a group that runs summer courses in rooms at the university.

The nation needs to get past the propaganda of the Right Wing Extremists.

We have a bill that will assist our DOMESTIC small businesses put America back to work.  FINALLY !!!

Dems' bill would help more small businesses than extending tax cuts for rich  (click title to entry - thank you)

Fun fact of the day: The small business bill that the President signed earlier this week would help far more small businesses than extending the Bush tax cuts for those above $250,000.
The small business bill was opposed by almost all Repubicans, while the principle rationale many GOPers (and some conservative Dems) have given for extending the high end tax cuts is that it would help small businesses.
Extending the Bush tax cuts would impact roughly 2.5 percent of small businesses -- some 900,000 of them, according to the Tax Policy Center.
By contrast, the new small business bill, which would create a $30 billion fund to open up lending to small businesses, would directly impact far more of them than extending the high-end tax cuts. According to the White House fact sheet, over one million small businesses are eligible to receive investments this year that could be excluded from capital gains taxation; and millions more will be able to make new investments, because the ceiling has been lifted on the amount that can be written off.
To be clear, there's nothing inconsistent in Republicans supporting the high end tax cut extension, while opposing the small business bill. That's broadly consistent with the overall GOP argument: We must rein in government spending while freeing up private capital to foster economic growth. But the above comparison shows just how heavily invested Republicans are in tax cuts as the cure-all.
By Greg Sargent
September 29, 2010; 2:05 PM ET

DeMint. Well. We know whom the Plutocracy is now. The Senate Republicans.

It would seem as though BP gets protection from both sides of the Atlantic.  First, it was Great Britains Plutocrats that sold out to Libya for BP to obtain the oil favor.  On the USA Senate floor DeMint states he is representing the entire of the Republican Senate (click here) and stopped the investigation of BP by the USA.  He has OBSTRUCTED the power of tthe USA to subpoena witnesses under oath.  He is Anti-American.  He has no reason to be retained in office for any branch of government.  He is a treasonist and should be impeached along with his REPRESENTED Republican Senators.  He is no different than the Scots that turned loose the Lockerbie Bomber to benefit BP in negotiations with Libya for oil.

Published: Wednesday, September 29, 2010, 5:10 PM
Updated: Wednesday, September 29, 2010, 5:17 PM
 Bruce Alpert, Times-Picayune
WASHINGTON -- Oliver Sartor, medical director at Tulane University Cancer Center, watched the August 2009 TV coverage as the Libyan man convicted for the deadly bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 over Scotland, was welcomed back to his home country....
...Sartor told the Senate Foreign Relations Committee Wednesday that as he watched al-Megrahi get off the plane in Libya, where he was "greeted as a hero," he quickly realized that al-Megrahi was not near death.
"Patients who have less than three months to live, as Mr. al-Megrahi was said to be by the Scottish government, are typically unable to walk without assistance," said Sartor, who has spent 20 years specializing in treatment of prostate patients. "Indeed, they are often bed-ridden or close to bed-ridden because of the pain, weakness and weight loss that occurs as consequence of advanced cancer....