Michael A. Fletcher
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Date Fairness.com Resource Read it at: Mar 24, 2008 Rising Health Costs Cut Into Wages: Higher Fees Squeeze Employers, Workers
QUOTE: The struggle to control health costs is viewed as crucial to improving wages and living standards for working Americans. Employers are paying more for health care and other benefits, leaving less money for pay increases. Benefits now devour 30.2 percent of employers' compensation costs, with the remaining money going to wages, the Labor Department reported this month..."The way health-care costs have soared is unbelievable," said [a representative] of the Service Employees International Union. "There are people out here making decisions about whether to keep their lights on or buy a prescription."
Washington Post Nov 13, 2007 Middle-Class Dream Eludes African American Families: Many Blacks Worse off Than Their Parents, Study Says
QUOTE: ...in a society where the privileges of class and income most often perpetuate themselves from generation to generation, black Americans have had more difficulty than whites in transmitting those benefits to their children.
Washington Post Sep 24, 2007 Iraq Oil Deal Gets Everybody's Attention
QUOTE: The oil deal signed between Hunt Oil and the government in Iraq's Kurdish region earlier this month has raised eyebrows, in no small part because it appears to undercut President Bush's hope that Iraq could draft national legislation to share revenue from the country's vast oil reserves.
Washington Post Aug 06, 2007 Unconfirmed After 11 Months, EEOC Nominee Says No Thanks
QUOTE: D avid Palmer, whose nomination to chair the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission had languished for nearly a year, withdrew his name over the weekend, bitterly complaining that partisanship in the confirmation process has gotten out of control.
Washington Post Jul 30, 2007 Bill on Foreign Investments in U.S. Makes Few Changes
QUOTE: President Bush enacted legislation last week to ensure high-level scrutiny of direct foreign investments in U.S. assets deemed critical to national security… [But] Some experts on foreign investment in the United States said that… the new process for screening foreign investments is not substantially more rigorous than the old one.
Washington Post Jul 23, 2007 Right Urges Showdown With Democrats Over Judicial Nominees
QUOTE: as President Bush last week named four candidates to fill long-standing vacancies on federal appeals courts, conservative legal activists were spoiling for a fight over what they call the unfair treatment of the president's judicial nominees.
Washington Post Jul 18, 2007 White House Had Drug Officials Appear With GOP Candidates
QUOTE: White House officials arranged for top officials at the Office of National Drug Control Policy to help as many as 18 vulnerable Republican congressmen by making appearances and sometimes announcing new federal grants in the lawmakers' districts in the months leading up to the November 2006 elections, a Democratic lawmaker said yesterday.
Washington Post Jul 16, 2007 White House Would Have Its Political Wing, Officially or Not
QUOTE: The White House Web site says the office's role is to ensure that the executive branch and the president are "aware of the concerns of the American citizen." A better way to put it, some presidential scholars say, is that the office's job is to further the president's political interests.
Washington Post Jul 06, 2007 Clintons Accused Of Hypocrisy by The White House: After Senator Criticizes Libby Action, Administration Points at Her Husband
QUOTE: The White House responded angrily yesterday to Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton's statement that President Bush was acting "above the law" in commuting the prison sentence of I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby, accusing her of hypocrisy because of the pardons issued by her husband on the last day of his presidency.
Washington Post Jan 26, 2007 Bush Touts Health-Care Plan as Cost Control
QUOTE: "With his new health-care proposals receiving a frosty reception from Democrats on Capitol Hill, President Bush ventured here Thursday to make the case that his ideas offer the best remedy for the nation's health insurance crisis."
Washington Post Aug 23, 2006 Bush Signs Order on Health Care: Agencies Required to Provide Data on Cost, Quality of Services
QUOTE: President Bush signed a measure Tuesday ordering federal agencies to do more to inform beneficiaries about the cost and quality of their health-care services, which federal officials hailed as a major step toward bringing greater efficiency to the nation's medical system.
Washington Post Aug 08, 2006 Lebanon's Proposals Change Dynamics: Arab Delegation to Meet With Security Council as Bush Urges Swift Action
QUOTE: Lebanon's government, including cabinet ministers belonging to Hezbollah, voted unanimously on Monday to deploy 15,000 troops in the south along the border with Israel....Lebanon also proposed that Shebaa Farms, a disputed territory where Hezbollah and Israel have waged their most intense confrontation for six years, be handed over to U.N. custody until the border between Lebanon and Syria can be determined.
Washington Post Dec 18, 2005 Analysts: Crackdown Won't Halt Immigration: House Bill Is Criticized for Not Factoring in the Effect of the U.S. Demand for Labor
QUOTE: The bill passed by the House late Friday to step up border enforcement and crack down on the millions of undocumented workers in the country would be doomed to failure if enacted because it does not acknowledge the inexorable economic forces that drive illegal immigration, according to many analysts.
Washington Post Nov 29, 2005 Bush Pushes Guest-Worker Program: President Emphasizes Border Security but Faces a Battle in Both Parties
QUOTE: President Bush promoted his administration's efforts to get a grip on illegal immigration, spotlighting a plan to tighten security along the southern border and calling for a guest-worker program that would allow about 11 million illegal immigrants to work legally in the country temporarily before forcing them to return home.
Washington Post Nov 09, 2005 Alito's Loyalty to Precedent Is Cited
QUOTE: In private meetings with senators who support abortion rights, Alito has said the Supreme Court should be quite wary of reversing decisions that have been repeatedly upheld, according to the senators who said it was clear that the context was abortion.
Washington Post Oct 19, 2005 Temporary Worker Program Is Explained: As Administration Presents Plan, Bush Vows Tough Action Against Illegal Immigration
QUOTE: The measure signed by Bush deals with the issue, in part, by adding Border Patrol agents and new technology along the border. It will also create more beds at detention facilities and expedite the removal of illegal immigrants caught in the country.
Washington Post Sep 12, 2005 Katrina Pushes Issues of Race and Poverty at Bush
QUOTE: ...the White House has been scrambling to quell perceptions that race was a factor in the slow federal response to Katrina and that its policies have contributed to the festering poverty propelled into public view by the disaster.
Washington Post Jul 29, 2005 What the Federalist Society Stands For: Group Is Haven for Conservative Thought
QUOTE: After President Bush tapped John G. Roberts Jr. for the Supreme Court, the nominee was widely reported to be a member of the Federalist Society...Bush aides continued to insist that Roberts has no recollection of ever being a full-fledged member of the conservative legal group.
Washington Post Jul 29, 2005 Judge's Reagan-Era Work Criticized: Papers Show Roberts's Conservatism, Liberal Activists Say
QUOTE: ...[Judge John G. Roberts Jr.--Ed.] advocated a narrow interpretation of a variety of civil rights laws, and presented a defense of congressional efforts to strip the Supreme Court of jurisdiction over busing, abortion and school prayer cases.
Washington Post Jun 27, 2005 Policy for public housing raises concerns
QUOTE: A Bush administration proposal to eliminate many of the federal rules requiring public housing authorities to serve extremely low-income people has generated widespread concern among housing advocates who say the change could prove ruinous for the nation's poorest families.
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