THE GOP MAKES CHRISTMAS A NOT SO WONDERFUL TIME OF THE YEAR…

WHY NO WORKING PERSON WILL EVER VOTE FOR THE GOP AFTER 12/31/2013

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The GOP is making a terrible regarding unemployment compensation extensions for 1.3 million Americans this Christmas 2013…

Depression and Crime rise in times of economic uncertainty, and the GOP is further dividing the USA into have’s and have not’s.  This latest maneuver of failing to fund unemployment is an excuse to act on something the party doesn’t like looking at; its failure to address Immigrations, Tax Code Corrections, and Permanent Job Creation.  The GOP failed all summer to do anything productive.  The GOP failed when it shut the government down, destroying economic progress and setting up this current issue.  The pain that is about to be created is hanging over the GOP like a guillotine over their heads.  If the GOP simply proposed to EXTEND THE SCALING OF WEEKLY SOCIAL SECURITY CONTRIBUTIONS TO PEOPLE MAKING OVER $100,000 PER YEAR, THIS SITUATION WOULD NOT EXIST.  But because the GOP has no courage, unemployment funding, SNAP, FOOD STAMPS and other critical subsidies must wither, or worse; have their budgets sacrificed to protect lobbying interests.

There are no good jobs out there this time of year; it’s too close to Christmas.  Further, no corporation will hold seasonal employees past January, due to the normal spending contractions consumers feel when their December credit card bills arrive.  This is historical fact.  Finally, any small part-time or low wage jobs are seasonally scooped up by students off on break or home for the holidays.  They are naturally willing to accept temporary conditions because it fits with school plans.  These are not good jobs…

WHAT COULD THE GOP POSSIBLY BE THINKING?  If the GOP really wanted to cause this pain for working America, they should have cut funding after Thanksgiving.  They could also propose funding the extensions until January 31, 2014.  Each option, one considerate, one sadistic, would give the job seeker clarity on their budget and needs assessment.  Each of these options would also give the labor force time to ‘adjust’ to the forced labor dumped upon them.  Of course, the job creators will love not having to give raises to current employees because of the new set of desperate workers frantically searching for work.

America needs skills re-training that dovetails with their respective employment databases.  Currently, the DOL recommends things that have historically worked for job seekers, NOT WHAT TYPES OF SKILLS ARE BEING DEMANDED IN REAL TIME.  And no database sets an unemployed worker on a point to point path, starting with a real job opening in their current database, working backwards to skills training and funding for that training, all along asking the question, ‘Is this timeline feasible?’  Most often, by the time the new skill is acquired, the job opening or job trend has passed by or closed off.  Obstinate thinking like this further demeans the unemployed, and makes inefficient use of State and Government Funding.

Here is my recent experience of being trapped by the GOP ignorance machine.  Thankfully, there are considerate people on both sides of this issue.  But all are powerless to stop the Menacing Bully GOP tactic of crashing this recovery AT ALL COSTS because they just don’t like The White House’s and DNC’s programs.

To the GOP and Tea Party Members:  Good Luck when you get back to your local districts.  Your embryonic safety zone of DC will be unable to support you in your ‘Real Worlds.’

Sent: Dec 12, 2013 5:08 PM

To: dol.

Subject: quick note

I wanted to send a quick note in regards to the CT DOL letter I just received.  I have not exhausted my 52-week claim.  I worked for three weeks, and was unjustly terminated by Bristol Paving.  I won my hearing, for the number one reason of ‘NO PARTICIPATION’ by Bristol Paving.  I was also threatened with an appeal of my DOL claim by the owner against my unpaid labor hour claim, which I dropped to avoid a nasty situation.  Looks like the GOP has granted his wish…

COMMENT:  15 minutes may be a small amount to complain about, but THE LAW IS THE LAW…

When my unemployment compensation was re-instated, I received a letter which stated I had six months of claim time left overall, and I should re-apply after December 31, 2013.  The letter I received today made no mention of reapplication, just benefit termination.  I feel like I shouldn’t buy any Christmas presents now.  Wonder how that will go over.

My family has been making a total mess of my deceased father’s family business, and also with probate court.  My complaint is being heard next week.  I have chosen to file a written complaint only because if I physically testify, I may be asked about business activities which will cause permanent relational damage.

I will be applying after December 31, 2013, and I EXPECT reinstatement of benefits according to the letter sent to me by the CT DOL, which I saved.  I have been applying to three jobs per week, as directed.  I have also been preparing to take my Project+ Comp / TIA test.  This test costs $265 to take.  I am planning to wait until after the holiday to register and purchase my voucher, to enable me another credit cycle to pay this bill.

I realize these are difficult times, but this is exactly why I am writing this letter.  As of right now, Christmas is Cancelled.

Sincerely,

Anthony Maisano III

THE CT DOL WROTE A KIND RESPONSE BACK, TEEING UP THE CONUNDRUM CREATED BY THE U.S. GOP…

 From: CT DOL

Sent: Dec 13, 2013 7:54 AM

To: “ANTHONY MAISANO III

 Subject: RE: quick note

When an unemployment claim is filed it is set up for a one year time span called a Benefit Year (BYE) in which a person is payable for 26 weeks of regular state unemployment or until the end of the BYE at which time a new claim should be filed to see if they are payable for a new BYE. Normally, that is all that would be paid but since 2008 the federal government has had an extension, but unless Congress takes new actions that extension will end as of 12/28/13.
In your case a claim was filed effective 12/30/12 setting up a BYE of 12/28/13. You were paid 26 weeks of regular state unemployment ending as of 6/29/13. Since that time you have been paid on the federal extension but the last week that will be paid is for 12/28/13. Since your BYE ends as of 12/28/13 the next week you would call your TeleBenefits line and select option # 3 to file a new claim to see if you can be paid a new 26 weeks of regular state unemployment. We can never tell anyone in advance if they would be payable a claim must be filed.
Sincerely,  CT DOL

 MY REPLY:
To: CT DOL

Subject: RE: quick note

Date: Dec 13, 2013 8:09 AM

I understand, sir.  And I apologize for the harsh words.  But the three weeks working for Bristol Paving and the DOL hearing that followed, coupled with my family situation [not paying creditors makes things difficult for all with the same name], has made me become ultra cautious.  Still and all, this GOP opinion doesn’t give a whole lot of clarity for Christmas spending.Further, I had to float three to four weeks out of my savings before the ‘big machine’ heard my wrongful termination.  WHAT SEASONAL JOB WOULD HIRE ME FOR 2 TO 4 WEEKS, STARTING TODAY, 12/13/2013, THEN ENABLE ME TO BE IN ANY BETTER CT DOL SITUATION AFTERWARDS?

The DOL needs to be protective of its funds, no doubt.  But, I have to be protective of my life.  I don’t think I will be voting for the GOP any time soon…

Respectfully,

Anthony Maisano III

Apologies for stealing the microphone on this one, and I can only hope I speak accurately for 1.3 million Americans that will be affected by this GOP blunder.

 

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Don’t Shoot! We have the same perspective…

When will the 98% see true value creation in their life accounts?

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It would seem I am jumping into the shark tank, but I would encourage observers to look behind the VooDoo the GOP hecklers are creating.  Big government fear is the fake hole in the floor filled with pillows, or the anima-tronics wax museum special effects oozing with red liquid corn syrup.  A giant illusion generated to scare the travelers and natives alike.  Health care reform is exactly that– a market creation tool to enable total capitalistic expansion and new player entry.  Welcome to the world people!  True, this new marketplace is different from walking to the corner block and buying health, auto and home insurance from three different boutique shop owners; who you just sat next to at morning breakfast at the local diner.  Value needs to be created throughout all economic classes because the working public has spending needs and concerns of more impact on the economy than the chip-stacking 2% who wish to bully the rest by the power of their portfolio.  The effect of GOP economics IS the definition of the Master / Slave relationship creation.  Funny we punish Paula Dean when she is the mouthpiece of MANY 2%’ers, regardless of the color of the other 98%…

The real scare is the increase of situations like D.C., Newtown, Colorado, fill in the blank, is the increasing rate of their occurrence.  Regardless of psychological classification, it’s not the video games; it is the reality of human condition that our Wayne LaPierres’ are creating.  Frustration that rises to the level of causing harm to fellow human beings is a response to the ‘Your My Slave’ mind programming that has been forced into the 98%’s brain cells during this past ‘recovery.’  ‘Hear that voice in your ear?’  The feeling of never getting out of the pit weighs heavy on the American public.  The drama of the situation manifests itself in the bound and tied shackles that even prevent President Obama from ‘taking a long moment of silence’ for the victims of the latest D.C. Tragedy.  It’s not becoming business as usual; it illustrates a pattern of unwillingness of the GOP led Congress to do what is best for the majority of the people who have voted.  Factional groups must have a voice in a democracy, but they cannot be allowed to write or PURCHASE the scripted parts for the hard-working Americans.  The GOP knows for them, their theater is just illusion.  After getting a good adrenaline bump from their own creation, they can go home… but for the rest, roles are cast and until Congress becomes better stewards of human life.  98% are doomed to wander around in this B-movie Zombie Apocalypse, reading opinions of how America is failing instead of building a foundation for real prosperity.

Let’s jump OVER the shark tank instead…  Apologies, Mr. Forbes, for hijacking your forum.

Anthony Maisano III

In response to ‘Don’t Be Fooled By Obama, It’s Government Policies That Are Tearing Us Apart’   located at http://www.forbes.com/sites/thomasdelbeccaro/2013/09/17/dont-be-fooled-by-obama-its-government-policies-that-are-tearing-us-apart/

IT ISN’T THAT SYRIAUS… ???

PUPPETS AND PUPPETMASTERS

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Syria’s president Bashar al-Assad has been very well-recognized by many different groups and organizations.  He graduated from the  University of Damascus in 1988, post-graduate at  Western Eye Hospital, in London.  The short message is this man has been taught how to think critically, and what logic teaches as the difference between right and wrong.  His personal balance sheet describes a very successful business and investment decision maker [ Assad had amassed for himself, his family and associates a fortune of perhaps $1.5bn, which is held in Russia, Hong Kong and offshore tax havens to spread the risk of seizure.[28], Wikipedia Bashar al-Assad ]  Syria also has foreign military based dotting their coastline, which may be casting harassing Electronic signals and / or Surveillance Ops.  [ Tartus naval base, electronic surveillance facility in Latakia[451] and airbase facilities at Tadmur (Palmyra)[452 wiki, Syrian civil war].  Syria’s emblem is the golden eagle.

The Syrian Ba’ath party seems to have the bone structure of a democratic or parliamentary-like assembly.  This would lead me to believe in a free voice society, the population of Syria loves their home, however varied the tribal backgrounds and religions may be.  Can the flesh be sewn back to the cleaved bones?  Hanna Batatu, an American Immigrant Historian born in Jerusalem wrote, “Under Assad the character of the Ba’ath changed … Whatever independence of opinion its members enjoyed in the past was now curtailed, a premium being placed on conformity and internal discipline. The party became in effect another instrument by which the regime sought to control the community at large or to rally it behind its policies. The party’s cadres turned more and more into bureaucrats and careerists, and were no longer vibrantly alive ideologically as in the 1950s and 1960s, unconditional fidelity to Assad having ultimately overridden fidelity to old beliefs.”[2] [Wiki, Arab Socialist Ba’ath Party – Syria Region]

Is Bashar al-Asad acting on his own free will and accord, or is he being motivated [positively or negatively] into betraying the logic, freedoms, and rights that he has learned and appointed to his selected friends.  For further investigation, can a tribal assembly consisting of the many varying ethnicities meet in assembly, speak peacefully, vote their conscience and respect law passage, regardless of how order is determined.

[Sunni account for 59-60% of the population, while 13% are Shia (Alawite, Twelvers, and Ismailis combined),[117] 10% Christian[117] (the majority Antiochian Orthodox, the rest include Greek Catholic, Assyrian Church of the East, Armenian Orthodox, Protestants and other denominations), and 3% Druze.[117] Druze number around 500,000, and concentrate mainly in the southern area of Jabal al-Druze.[118]President Bashar al-Assad’s family is Alawite and Alawites dominate the government of Syria and hold key military positions.[119]  [wiki, Syria]

The complication of being a writer living in America is our GOP party has been sluggish and partially destructive in their subjective governing, and their continued refusal to debate correctly and logically recognize women’s rights, freedoms of speech and privacy, worker rights to a living wage, rights to basic health care, and equal support in fortifying the foundation of the U.S. government. On August 30th, 2013, an interview with our past President George W. Bush on MSNBC recorded President Bush as describing al-Assad as a “leader who likes to make mischief.”    No government is perfect.  And as Secretary Kerry has mentioned, respect should be paid to the U.N. inspectors, and the work they do.  A quick solution may bring some type of current justice, but can it retro-actively affect decisions that were made years past.  History shows that government works best when it incorporates the thoughts, will and collective consciousness of all its citizens.  That requires citizens to remain alive and healthy, or be allowed to leave;  by their own free will and accord.

“Why, sometimes I’ve believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast.”
―     Lewis Carroll,     Alice in Wonderland

American Freedoms: Definitive Methods of Expansion vs Reductions

An Open Letter to Mr. Limbaugh…

Here is a letter I sent to Rush Limbaugh a few days ago.  The amount of malaise shown in congressional feet dragging is becoming an unfortunate state of normality.  We, as a nation, seem to be generating the stimulus for Congressional Change.  But our Government appears to be continually falling short on bringing common sense concepts to a vote.

My point is this… the American Experiment provides for freedom expansion with an invisible ink like test as follows…  The Founding Fathers KNEW that they couldn’t envision every possible freedom or category of freedom its citizens would pursue.  In the case of Second Amendment Gun Protection Rights, assault weapons are the pursuit under  Legislative Discussion in 2013.

American Government has allowed, for short periods of time throughout history, citizens to “try” things that conservative protective minds would not normally allow.  When these test groups over-expand their boundaries by causing FEAR in their figurative neighbors, our literal authorities enforce existing legislation, halting freedom’s expansion.

This ebb and flow is called the Legislative, Judicial and Executive Progress.  It is what binds all American Citizens under the framework called Democracy.

When our children and innocent by-standers are murdered by the use of high powered weaponry, out side of the physical confines of our homes and organizational clubs, the expansion of the test group’s freedom has usurped the general freedoms specifically provided for in the words of our Constitution and Bill of Rights.  That is the beauty of our Founding Fathers’ built in flexibility.

What Congress needs to decide now is whether or not the current series of gun violence which we have witnessed through our media and conversations has been a reflection of a new cultural movement or a sparked ignition of dormant powder kegs.  Sudden escalation or slow progression, the victims of gun violence voices’  Need to be heard.

Not silenced forever.

And when legislation IS passed, or a group falsely accuses someone or some people on infringing on their given rights, American’s have an elected Executive Branch and our Judicial System to rectify the artificial and false voice.  Lastly, there is a ‘fourth branch’ which doesn’t have direct Constitutional modification abilities, called the media.

I created the device of using Mr. LaPierre’s vocal qualities speaking MY thoughts to provide an even measure of the FOR and AGAINST Assault Weapon Control argument.    Picture this…

Here’s my Letter:

Mr. Limbaugh,

[Channeling my best LaPierre]  Don’t you just think that this whole gun debate, as with debates on freedoms that have come before, are America’s test on ALL the constitutional rights granted to us?  If all the gun holding American’s spoke up as strongly for Freedom of Speech and Freedom of Privacy, Rights over the human body, Freedom of Choice and for equality and fair and humane treatment…

This isn’t Libertarian support, or bleeding Dem or wishing for the past Right Wing GOP… it’s basic intelligence.  How many people do you talk to, come on your show, write to you, claiming to support the constitution?  I sat in and helped with many We The People meetings, and I think for many individuals, freedom only applies when people selectively need it.

I know you are a very smart man, but the Constitution and Bill of Rights are a package… we can choose to ignore parts but Choice, Speech, Privacy and Equality are the source from where all else flows.  Second Amendment allows Americans, when these aforementioned four are not being protected or are being directly infringed upon in the face of tyranny, to personally ensure that the individual’s Speech, Privacy, Choice and Equality are protect through a package in the manner as if we, American Citizens of 2013, were the person or persons signing OUR names to the sacred parchments.  I hope we don’t rip the whole thing up because we can’t recognize the rights of ALL individuals, as in ALL Americans of 2013 signed that sacred paperwork.  This is how the INDIVIDUAL coalesces into the COLLECTIVE.

Perhaps some of the Fortune 500, greatest money contributors, Independently wealthy, Politically Powerful, should recognize how EVERY individual in America has these unalienable rights…AND HOW ALL INDIVIDUALS FORM THE COLLECTIVE CALLED THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, FOR THE LAND OF THE FREE, HOME OF THE BRAVE, OF THE PEOPLE, FOR THE PEOPLE, BY THE PEOPLE.  And justice for all.

No one should tear up these rights in the local selfish skirmish of who gets more and why.  Live free or die, but no one should DESTROY the our rights granted through our declarations.  And no one should take so much freedom to infringe on some one else’s, THE COLLECTIVE…

Grateful to be an American,

Anthony Maisano III

February 2013