Posted by: quiscus | September 10, 2011

September 10, 2011

1.  And Dell and Kraft:

“FedEx and Pepsi Are Top Defense Contractors? 5 Corporate Brands Making a Killing on America’s Wars

Learn which “civilian” companies are making big bucks on today’s wars. ”

2.  “Obama Outlines Right-Wing Program in “Jobs” Speech

Among the Republican policies promoted by Obama was a program known as “Georgia Work$,” which sends unemployed workers to private sector employers to work as unpaid trainees for six weeks, with the state paying the usual benefits plus only a small stipend to cover transportation costs. Georgia officials said they were surprised that the program, which is virtually bankrupt and has enlisted less than 100 people since February, would be touted as a model. Its apparent attraction is that it holds out the prospect of doing away with traditional jobless benefits and forcing the unemployed to work without pay.”


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