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Connecticut Sen. Richard Blumenthal (Credit: Wikipedia)
Rocco Frank Milford Independents July 13, 2014 at 10:25 pm
Maybe he needs to hold another meeting, perhaps write a more "strongly worded" letter orRead More make another phone to another more powerful politician. If that does not work, may I suggest he give a speech or possibly get on the floor of the Senate and "pull on the heart strings" of his colleagues.... and if none of this works... well he should put together an official investigation and hold a high level powerful meeting where tough questions can be asked. LOL this guy is a powerless fool! The bureaucrats at the VA call the shots and have no respect for this puppet.
Kevin July 14, 2014 at 05:49 am
Come on Rocco,he's a Vietnam vet!!!
Blue state Blues July 14, 2014 at 06:41 am
I would trade Bloomie the liberal, lizard looking liar for Ted Cruz in a second.
Tom Foley, screenshot from Tom Foley for Governor website
Kevin July 10, 2014 at 06:31 am
Dan,it tells me all I need to know about your level of intelligence,if you actually think this stateRead More ,and this country are being run properly.How any sane,rational adult could think that,is amazing.I have to assume you are not a sane rational adult. You are a liberal.Nuff said.
Kevin July 10, 2014 at 03:16 pm
"dan",changed his sign in name to PO'G. How lame.
Thomas Paine July 10, 2014 at 03:40 pm
Dan = PO'G = Newtown Troll and it not worth the time....
Berlin Citizen July 9, 2014 at 11:42 am
Political ads are fiction, full of lies and false promises. These rich SOBs don't care one iotaRead More about us. All they care about is power and money. Time to get money out of politics. They are all crooks and liars. Period!
Dan Gaita July 9, 2014 at 02:05 pm
https://m.facebook.com/profile.php?id=227553234115005 we do have another option. I am here for allRead More of you that are tired of all of them.
Dan Gaita July 9, 2014 at 02:06 pm
It's now illegal in Rhode Island to leave a dog in a sweltering vehicle. File photo.
citizen July 8, 2014 at 10:56 am
Sweltering defined as "Uncomfortably Hot" so, please ask your dog if it's comfortableRead More before you leave.
Igor July 8, 2014 at 11:10 am
Diana I love my dogs, I would never hurt them. Yes it was a pain in the butt and a littleRead More embarrassing to have the police there. But I am thankful that someone was concerned enough spend the time and effort to look into it.
Igor July 8, 2014 at 11:11 am
The facts are exactly as I stated them. Diana I love my dogs, I would never hurt them. Yes it wasRead More a pain in the butt and a little embarrassing to have the police there. But I am thankful that someone was concerned enough spend the time and effort to look into it.
Former Gov. John G. Rowland (Credit: Wikipedia)
chinamom50 July 7, 2014 at 06:57 am
Thank you Catherine & Dennis. The system is indeed broken and rabid hatred of the other partyRead More isn't helping to fix things. As for John Rowland, he's a crook, always has been, always will be. He is also a bully and what he is hiding in the sealed records of his first divorce is that he pushed his first wife down the stairs.
AnonEMT July 7, 2014 at 10:55 am
How many chances do you give a corrupt politician in a corrupt city? Obviously how ever many theyRead More want!
Stan Valinski July 8, 2014 at 09:55 am
Apparently if you hate and disparage Obama & Malloy on the radio you get as many chances as youRead More want. He'll be back & some idiot conservative will hire him for his bullying of a liberal opponent...just as WTIC reached down to the political gutter to find him last time.
Terry Crews. Photo: youtube.com.
Nostradamus July 6, 2014 at 09:56 am
Job well done Governor, Again ! The closed-minded just continue to live in the dark.
Catherine & Dennis July 6, 2014 at 10:41 am
Craig that is the way he operates. Fake numbers on the books so idiot Dems continue to vote for him.Read More He did the same with Dollar Tree, a Fortune 500 company. Promised construction work for CT and brought in very low paying jobs. They got 27.5 million in forgivable loans. There were a couple of dump truck drivers from CT that got work the rest were from Mass and VA. Amazon another one with low paying jobs brought 3 companies from other states and Mexicans with work visas to do the roofing. He is a liar and thief
Dave Lersch July 6, 2014 at 06:47 pm
More Dan Malloy political spin. Lets talk about some of the companies downsizing or moving out ofRead More the State for good! What you and your followers fail to see is that CT is too risky of a place to locate. You and the legislature are overly reactive and have misplaced priorities when it comes to building confidence. BTW, I just read in The Day that Submarine construction was expanding in neighboring RI? Why not CT?
Former Gov. M. Jodi Rell gave a speech June 25 at Waterbury Republicans Independence Day Dinner (Credit: @WaterburyGOP)
Conrad F. Heede July 13, 2014 at 11:08 pm
Porter, all knowing and self righteous porter. Do you know if she is running for office again, isRead More she just a big campaign contributor, or is she only a celebrity at this point? Dispense with the condescending and snide comments and answer the question if you can. Otherwise keep your insults to yourself. Didn't your mother teach you any manners?
porter gladstone III July 13, 2014 at 11:35 pm
Conrad F. Heede commented on the article "Former CT Governor Said Democrats are Responsible forRead More 2011 Deficit" you commented on in Government: Porter. I asked a question. If all you can do is dismiss me for asking then you are either a bully or an asshole or both. -================================= Otherwise keep your insults to yourself. Didn't your mother teach you any manners? ======================= Enough said on that subject. As to Linda Mcmahon running or not, that was not your question. Your purpose in writing was to deride Ms Mcmahon. Sorry that people don't let you get away with your bull. But, clearly your mother taught you the wrong manners. (saying naughtly words isn't well mannered. Ok, Mr double set of standards. Anything else you want to KNOW? ) hahhaa Maybe you want to comment on the lack of principle of the GOP? Or something similar and then call people ill mannered?
Conrad F. Heede July 14, 2014 at 06:29 am
So in other words you do not know.
Jim Eastwood July 5, 2014 at 11:44 am
I am a Little bit poorer !!!!
MAC July 7, 2014 at 12:00 pm
Dannel '88 MUST GO!!! We can't afford him, and he's driving job creators and Tax Payers away, withRead More his TAX & SPEND, anti-business, anti-jobs policies!!----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------The good thing here is that under the "major education reform bill that came into effect Tuesday, teachers can now be dismissed for being judged generally incompetent." I wonder how many are eligible under those grounds, especially in Bridgeport, New Haven and Hartford?
REVMAN July 12, 2014 at 11:20 am
The minimum wage is designed to make sure they can buy and afford Obama care when they make $10.10
Credit: Connecticut Business Bureau
Igor July 4, 2014 at 12:51 pm
Really? What makes me a troll, because I dare differ from you? There's numerous reasons why peopleRead More fall for scams. One is greed, getting something for nothing. In my opinion the elderly fall victim, because of my previous reasons. Thomas, ever bought a lemon of a car? Been talked into buying something you don't need, fallen for the old bait and switch? If you haven't you're one of the few. I'm willing to bet that you sift through the dictionary and find all the big words.
Igor July 4, 2014 at 01:00 pm
Troll? I love it when people can't express themselves and they fall back to name calling. I doRead More believe elderly people are victimized because they come from a trusting era ( before, it's all about me generation starting screwing each other over) and do not have the technical knowledge younger people have. This does not mean they are ignorant. So after your statement I assume you have never bought a lemon of a car, had the old bait or switched pulled on you in other words you are immune to any scam.
Thomas Johnson July 4, 2014 at 01:20 pm
One last response to your self-serving rant and then you shall be ignored as you should be. I'mRead More really sorry for failing to "express myself" sufficiently for your limited grasp of the English language but I make no such apology for dubbing you a troll. From the dictionary that you really should avail yourself of once in a while: TROLL - an e-mail message or posting on the Internet intended to provoke an indignant response in the reader...
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Paul Alexander July 3, 2014 at 02:06 pm
Steve, Malloy has ZERO credibility...but Boobus Nutmegus will STILL re-elect the idiot.
Murphy July 3, 2014 at 02:16 pm
Yo Paul, good call on the DOW hitting 1700, you just forgot to add the leading 1, we know youRead More really meant 1700 not 700, Right? NEW YORK (Reuters) - Wall Street's holiday-shortened session ended with multiple records on Thursday, with the Dow topping 17,000 for the first time after the June jobs report came in much stronger than expected. Both the Dow and S&P 500 ended at their third consecutive record highs. The Nasdaq ended at its highest since 2000 and rose for a third straight week. The three major indexes wrapped up a week of solid gains on the day before the Independence Day holiday, when the U.S. stock market will be closed.
Murphy July 3, 2014 at 02:31 pm
Yo Paul, good call on the DOW hitting 17000, you just forgot to add the leading 1, we know youRead More really meant 17000 not 7000, Right? Have a drink on me ! NEW YORK (Reuters) - Wall Street's holiday-shortened session ended with multiple records on Thursday, with the Dow topping 17,000 for the first time after the June jobs report came in much stronger than expected. Both the Dow and S&P 500 ended at their third consecutive record highs. The Nasdaq ended at its highest since 2000 and rose for a third straight week. The three major indexes wrapped up a week of solid gains on the day before the Independence Day holiday, when the U.S. stock market will be closed.
Rlamneck June 29, 2014 at 05:47 pm
Does their performance warrant a raise? What value have they brought to the state? Based upon theRead More states fiscal nightmare I can understand why there have not been raises in 5 years. A raise is not a freebe, it should be earned
Kathleen June 29, 2014 at 05:48 pm
Goodbye CT. It's been beautiful while it lasted. Outta here in 3mo I just can't afford toRead More support state workers salaries their benefits the higher ups perks n then the all to often greedy politician. In another 2 years my post just might start with; Goodbye sweet AMERIKA.......
Craig Zac July 3, 2014 at 08:53 am
they should get it, sure but it shouldn't come from the tax payer... well, as extra, it SHOULD comeRead More out of the pockets of Malloy and all the other CT politicians...crooks, the whole lot of em!
Connecticut has the fifth-highest gas prices in the country.
Tom July 8, 2014 at 07:43 pm
a few pennies come on 12cents to 14 cents. now if Mr Murphy wants to figure out away to reduce theRead More price of gas to $3.00/gal well i might consider. But lets look at the real problem and get a real perspective. We spend money on roads and projects like a drunken sailor and we are never truthful about what the true cost of a project are, never mind the corruption of unions in the bidding process. the kickbacks and the graft. The Dbig Dig a simple 3 bill program To date yes todate have not really finished dollars expended 17.7 Bil will not be paid off until 2040 and will cost with interst well in excess of 35 bil. 80% paid for by the federal govt. It goes on like this everywhere.
whtfd July 8, 2014 at 08:22 pm
drove north and gas was 3.60 gal. CT is 4.09 and you want to add 12-14 cents per gal. That's not aRead More few pennies. In CT it's plenty of pennies over the national average. Congress may not notice with their govt cars and drivers, health care and salaries for life...
Conrad F. Heede July 13, 2014 at 10:08 am
Tom. That I can agree with.
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Igor June 24, 2014 at 07:37 am
Jim that's not fair. Politicians don't get DUIs. I remember talking to Ted Kennedy, well neverRead More mind.
Craig Zac July 3, 2014 at 09:01 am
but how will it know if its the person driving that's blowing into it? I can see drunks getting someRead More not so drunk person to blow in his breath thing! lol
Tmc July 13, 2014 at 11:04 pm
It's a felony to do so...fyi
CT DCF website
Craig Zac July 3, 2014 at 09:03 am
what do you expect? throwing a baby or kid in with a family who doesn't really want them or has noRead More emotional bond with them?
Craig Zac July 3, 2014 at 09:06 am
So who, at the DCF do we hold responsible for these deaths? Someone there has to be the person whoRead More signs off on these foster parents and ok's them to have kids placed with them... also someone has to be the one who decides what kid goes to whom... these folks should also be charged with homicides after the fact. Prison time might insure that the next people who fulfill these jobs do it with a little more effort!
Middletown Resident July 3, 2014 at 09:46 am
First of all, this article is misleading. "The death of nine children already this year thatRead More have been placed with families involved with the Connecticut Department of Children and Families, the agency is promising to investigate the issue and make improvements to guard against future fatalities, the Associated Press reports". Not all of these children were in foster homes, as you read it, take a look at one of the examples talking about the father allegedly throwing his daughter in her bassinet. The baby was not in a foster home, but was living with her mother. DCF was more than likely involved with that family and trying to work with them. I cannot say how the other deaths occurred and where the children were but I suspect they were with their families where DCF is involved. Craig Zac, I don't understand your comment about "throwing a baby of kid in with a family who doesn't really want them or has no emotional bond with them". Are you referring to an infant or child being placed in foster care? If so, I will tell you that we DO WANT THEM and we DO BOND WITH THEM!! I take these kids in when they need someone to take care of them, feed them, cloth them, love them and help them feel safe! I do it out of the kindness of my heart!
Joined by state lawmakers and advocate, Governor Dannel P. Malloy today held a bill signing ceremony at the Greenwich Animal Shelter to commemorate a new law that increases standards for state retail pet shops and breeders. PhotoFlickr.com.
Pop June 20, 2014 at 12:42 pm
Bob, Liberals like Dick Cheney ? The Dark Ages are over pal. DETROIT — The PresbyterianRead More Church (U.S.A.) voted at its General Assembly on Thursday to change its constitution’s definition of marriage from “a man and a woman” to “two people,” and to allow its ministers to perform same-sex marriages where it is legal. Both measures, passed by large majorities, are a reversal for a church that in 1991 and in 2008 barred its pastors from performing same-sex marriages, and that has held ecclesiastical trials for ministers who violated the ban and blessed gay couples. The Presbyterian Church, a historic mainline Protestant denomination that spans a broad spectrum from liberal to conservative evangelicals, has been mired in the debate over homosexuality for about three decades. The General Assembly’s decision in 2010 to ordain openly gay ministers caused many congregations, including some of the largest, to depart.
Conrad F. Heede June 20, 2014 at 02:06 pm
Perhaps I support the right to life as well, but you would not know because you are too busyRead More assigning labels and dismissing my point of view as does the typical bully on the playground. I suppose it is too much to expect people who hide behind pseudonyms to converse with respect.
Bob June 20, 2014 at 05:03 pm
Pop, You like Cheney now that he supports something you do?That's right vote with your emotions.Read More Wrong is still wrong. As far as churches, Jesus said himself many will be wrong in their teachings and these churches you mentioned are completely wrong to embrace something like this. You won't hear scriptures from them because there are none that support same sex marriage, they are no different than the what feels good liberal mindset. As for Conrad, not sure what "Perhaps" is implying, but the typical liberal and I would dare say majority of liberals would save a tree or whale before an unborn. If you don't realize that then you are following blindly. As for bully? No name calling came from me, just an opinion and the fact that you are jumping to the school yard bully points more to your liberalism. Rereading your posts, maybe you need to man up a little more in life, I wont say grow some, cause liberals would def. call that bullying. Go back to supporting your Gov. who says it's ok for you to drink chocolate milk.
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Rick June 19, 2014 at 06:24 am
No problem with Medical Mary Jane dispensary, as long as it's not in a residential area, and thoseRead More who need it, get it.
martin gerics June 19, 2014 at 07:15 am
CT. putting the "cart before the horse" by legalizing without having the industry toRead More support the new law has actually hurt patients. it costs them money to legally maintain their patient licenses each year and they still have no access to medicine. the people crying "not in my backyard in the cities and towns around the state are the only voices against these grow facilities and dispensaries being heard because their the only voices showing up at city and town debates. enough is enough! the law is in place! its time to deliver the product and open the already authorized dispensaries! end the patient suffering and end the high risk behavior they are forced to engage in by seeking medicine on the black market!
Craig Zac July 3, 2014 at 09:09 am
I have Wasting Syndrome, can I really get medical Pot? I mean, I haven't had a Dr. tell me I haveRead More it but my wife does all the time: "Honey, you're wasting time sleeping on the sofa".. "honey, why do you waste food, eat the left overs don't give em to the dog!", "honey, don't take so long in the shower, your wasting water"... Sheesh, I bet I can get a lot of Pot!!!
John Sheehan June 16, 2014 at 12:11 pm
Waterford Tax Collection rate for FY2014 is 99.78%. Tax Collection Rate for FY2013 was 99.0% andRead More for FY2012 it was 99.46%. I don't know what year these statistics are based upon but Waterford has always been 99% or better
Ted N June 16, 2014 at 01:55 pm
Only a politician would try to convince everyone that paying taxes is patriotic. Why then do theRead More very wealthy(politicians and corporations included) hide their money in off shore accounts? The property taxes in this state are some of the highest in the country and do nothing but increases every year. They increase without any regard of the income or a families ability to pay. I wonder why p Just where has this gotten us? A state that is over taxed and where half the residents would move if they could. Is there anyone doing anything about the high cost of living here? Yes, its now being labeled as patriotic.
Craig Zac June 25, 2014 at 07:59 am
NO paying taxes is not patriotic and collecting taxes is almost criminal! We get nothing in returnRead More for our taxes... no, we don't get roads, we don't get government services like all those agencies for every little thing (who apparently now also seem to all be armed and have the authority to shoot you for not complying) we don't get protection (unless you call pissing people off THEN fighting them off when they get fed up and attack us, protection) we actually get very little for the amount of taxes we pay. If our taxes went to all the above and even those not mentioned we'd only be paying out a 1/4 of what we are forced to give each week... so no, paying is NOT patriotic, you cannot force patriotism... and collecting taxes is criminal. And I say forced to pay because if you don't you will end up in prison or dead by the feds, the very people and equipment that the tax money bought and paid for! Stick em up sucka, I come fo yo taxes biotch!
Kimberlee Hollister Compostella June 15, 2014 at 11:22 pm
It does tell you if you select the map then tap on each town!!! However, it's missing the most taxedRead More areas, "the boroughs"!!! Jewett City pays Griswold taxes & then pays even more in taxes to the borough!!! That's why Jewett City will ALWAYS be rich owned w/ poor renting!!! Sad!!!
Ray J. Schettino Drywall LLC June 16, 2014 at 06:41 am
Nothing shows when you click Danbury or Brookfield.
Jean D. June 17, 2014 at 07:14 am
Fighting more tax collections is patriotic. We weren't built as a Socialist country for a goodRead More reason.
Catherine & Dennis June 15, 2014 at 09:00 pm
Will the Govt set aside money for these folks should they become sick years down the road. We haveRead More heard from folks who have worked at this facility in the past and said it would be impossible to find all of the waste buried there
Kimberlee Hollister Compostella June 15, 2014 at 11:18 pm
Seriously? My husband & I have worked Nuc for a combined 35 years & it's safer to NuclearRead More then any other profession!!! People are ignorant of facts!!!
Richards, Arthyr E. MSgt USAF ret. June 16, 2014 at 07:50 am
shouldnt UNC in Montville be on this list?
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REVMAN July 6, 2014 at 10:41 am
If your a teacher your a LIBERAL. (period) They also what and get FREEBEES.
Tmc July 13, 2014 at 10:46 pm
"You're" not making "your" argument appear valid.
jim buckley July 14, 2014 at 09:54 am
how about if the koch bros. stop putting millions of dollars into the election process? see howRead More things would change.your rant is just that, a vacuous rant.teachers have the right to be represented my friend;if you don't like it,move down south.
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Bob Torcello June 16, 2014 at 02:38 pm
I've would vote yes if and only if the tolls were on the Interstates where they leave the state.Read More Just one direction going out of CT. That would put one on I91 north, two on I84 at Mass and NY lines and two on I95 at NY and RI lines. Amounts could be a few dollars. That won't interrupt local traffic.
Rick McDonald June 17, 2014 at 07:51 am
Put tolls at the Native American Reservation borders. They are sovereign nations after all.
mb June 18, 2014 at 05:31 pm
Didn't gas tax go up 30 years ago to make up for the loss of toll money? Having the tolls back,Read More would that mean that the gas tax is going down? I doubt it. They can do what ever they want after i move out of CT in a couple of years after my wife retires. This should be called gas double tax.
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Pop June 20, 2014 at 09:51 pm
What else did you always NEW bobbie?
Catherine & Dennis June 21, 2014 at 05:19 am
Vote him out I will help him pack
Paul Improta June 23, 2014 at 01:41 pm
Rowland & Rell were hobbled by a 40-year Democrat-majority legislature. All electing Malloy didRead More was open the flood gates to any and all leftwing ideological experimentation. CT is now the incubator for every bad idea the national Democratic Party can theorize, and we have gone to hell in a hand basket in this state as a result.
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Daniella Ruiz June 14, 2014 at 06:00 pm
rather than toss out the whole bill, just amend it to exempt chocolate milk. such a fuss overRead More nothing! politics make life such a ridiculous mess.
Bob June 16, 2014 at 08:57 am
Lets see, Michelle Obama is tells us all the things we shouldn't eat, now Malloy says He likesRead More chocolate milk, so that should be OK to have. I feel so sorry for the future generations with the liberals in control. They will not have any ability to make choices for themselves because, They will not know how to decide for themselves any longer.
Bob June 16, 2014 at 09:22 am
What have we become here in this country?? Our Politicians are telling us whether we can drinkRead More chocolate milk or not??
Former state Rep. Jonathan Pelto of Storrs says he'll run for governor (photo: WNTH-TV website)
Jinna Anderson June 13, 2014 at 08:40 am
Would sign the petition to get mr. Pelting onto the ballot. An example of the secretive nature ofRead More Malloy's incumbency is his new sales taxes on GROCERIES sold in CONVENIENCE STORES. Everyone should read this law. It is prelude to taxing groceries in Connecticut.
Tom Little June 13, 2014 at 08:50 am
Veterans United do not vote for any politician that will not support you. we made the ultimateRead More sacrifice ask them what will they do for you not what they will do for themselves. vote out all the bums!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Roc June 13, 2014 at 11:21 am
Not a chance. Just trying to divide the votes so Malloy stays in office.
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Conrad F. Heede June 21, 2014 at 09:14 am
Put tolls at either end of the interstate highways and use the money to fund improvements.
dollybeans June 23, 2014 at 09:38 pm
If I recall correctly, the main reason they got rid of the tolls was because the money they wereRead More taking in was predominantly being used to pay toll collectors and do repairs/updates/upkeep on the toll booths. Shouldn't that be researched before the state moves ahead with reinstating the tolls on the highways.
Conrad F. Heede June 28, 2014 at 06:57 am
Agreed. The last thing we need is another state union. However, taxing people and trucks justRead More passing through the state could be a good source of revenues to maintain and enhance our infrastructure. Interstate 95 for example should be a three to four lane highway.
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Catherine & Dennis June 11, 2014 at 06:44 pm
So I pay tolls to gas up in Mass? Is there no hope?
tlkensington June 11, 2014 at 08:08 pm
Only if you take an interstate there. In theory gas prices would go down since that is the mainRead More source of transportation funds right now. This being Connecticut gas prices would probably go up.
Bob Cerani June 24, 2014 at 04:06 pm
This is your doing Mr. Malloy. Not the people of Connecticut. And when you lose in November,you canRead More reflect back on this report and how foolish you and your so called party have been.
joseph esposito June 4, 2014 at 09:06 am
Have you noticed all the train derailments since the influx of BROADS and BLACKS! Did you know thatRead More the last major train derailment, was because of a fe=MALE conductor who was suspended 3 times for drinking on the job? So much for affirmative action!
Igor June 4, 2014 at 11:10 am
Once again there are always two sides to the story. I work in a company where people are out with aRead More doctor's note, come back for a few days and then out for another 3 days. Come back and then take vacation 2 days later. The same people year after year. These are blacks, whites, hispanics, women, men. So it's not just one race or sex beating the system. On the other hand if you are really sick with a doctor's note then you need and deserve the time off. Unfortunately the union backs these beaters. Remember the union president and their henchmen want to be voted back in.
Socialist Worker July 2, 2014 at 01:45 am
I have yet to hear of a Union contract that has unlimited sick time and vacation. The capitalistRead More want to rid themselves of the disabled from their businesses. It's a Doctor that decides weather you get a note for time off due to being sick not a union official. What the capitalists want is to be able to fire those who are in need of medical care. The Bosses instead of Doctors want to be able to decided weather you are too sick to work. Just as they want to be able to decide what your insurance will pay for under the affordable care act. They, because of their greed, which they call the most important of human character and the invisible hand logic say that only they can decided all the important decisions you make in life off and on the job.
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