Monday, August 13, 2012

Quick News Monday Afternoon

Local 1500's Labor Night with the Brooklyn Cyclones is August 30th!  Tickets are only $5 and go straight to Leukemia and Lymphoma Society!  Come down and fill the ballpark up in solidarity! Email for more info or tix.

A&P is hiring a new Field Human Resources Manager.

Chile adds their name to the list of countries blacklisting Walmart for labor violations.

Wondering where your grocery dollars go? Not to the farmers.  CNN does an extensive report here.
For every dollar we spend on food, only about 16 cents goes to the farmer. The other 84 cents go towards what economists call “marketing,” which refers not to commercials and advertising, but the entire chain that ensures food makes it from farm to plate.
So Mitt Romney picked Paul Ryan, need to know who Mr. Ryan is and what America he envisions? The New Republic gives a great bullet and alarming list.
Many millions of working-age Americans would lose health insurance. Senior citizens would anguish over whether to pay their rent or their medical bills, in a way they haven’t since the 1960s. Government would be so starved of resources that, by 2050, it wouldn’t have enough money for core functions like food inspections and highway maintenance. And the richest Americans would get a huge tax cut.  Read more.

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