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Saturday, October 09, 2010

USA McJobs PRIVATE SECTOR = insecure
This cartoon illustrates the ideological side... it is counter to the facts = media business propaganda

64000 private sector McJobs created in September  2010
159000 public sector jobs lost in september 2010
95000 jobs were destroyed

Obama is proud, he said the USA had
"9 straight months" of that bleeding.

He said that
850 000 private sector McJobs jobs

By sheer coincidence... back in July the "850,000 jobs" was
mentioned in this way:

850,000 Americans Now Have Jobs In TOP SECURITY Organizations And No One Has Any Idea What They Do

The Washington Post has focused a big search-light on a booming new American industry: The TOP SECRET industry.

This industry encompasses "a defense and intelligence structure that has become so large, so unwieldy, and so secretive that no one knows how much money it costs, how many people it employs, or whether it is making the United States safer."

In other words, no one knows what the 850,000 American workers employed in the industry actually do (it's TOP SECRET, after all).

But here's what we do know, according to Dana Priest and William Arvin of the Post:

    * Some 1,271 government organizations and 1,931 private companies work on Top Secret programs related to counterterrorism, homeland security, and intelligence at over 10,000 locations across the country. Over 850,000 Americans have Top Secret clearances.

    * Redundancy and overlap are major problems and a symptom of the ongoing lack of coordination between agencies.

    * In the Washington area alone, 33 building complexes for Top Secret work are under construction or have been built since September 2001.

Now, we're certainly in favor of homeland security.  But we are NOT in favor of paying 850,000+ people to do jobs that overlap, may be a self-sustaining waste of time and money, may or may not be effective, and are ultimately accountable to no one.  Especially when we have a massive deficit and financial catastrophe in the making.

So, at the very least, we would ask our government to produce a chart explaining:

    * What each of the 1,271 organizations does
    * Who each of these organizations reports to
    * How many employees each of these organizations has
    * What SPECIFIC projects each of these organizations works on (and who assigns them)
    * How many employees each of these organizations has and what the average cost-per-employee of the organization is
    * Who each of the 1,931 private contractors are, what we have hired them to do, and how much we pay them

This is a re-imagined Donald Duck cartoon remix constructed using dozens of classic Walt Disney cartoons from the 1930s to 1960s. Donald's life is turned upside-down by the current economic crisis and he finds himself unemployed and falling behind on his house payments. As his frustration turns into despair Donald discovers a seemingly sympathetic voice coming from his radio named Glenn Beck.

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