Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Stories Causing Atlas to Shrug, Dec 17th Edition | Calif Propaganda Rap Vids; The Obesity Epidemic and Food Stamps; Fed vs. Private Citizen Pay and More

Federal spending savvy: it costs 1.7 cents to make a penny and 8 to make a nickel. Sounds about right.

Making Everyone a Criminal: The Obamacare & Atlas Shrugged similarity - once you're made into a "criminal" you become far more compliant.

The removal of work requirements increases food stamp use by 50% even while unemployment is roughly halved over the same period.

Total compensation (wages plus benefits) for federal, civilian employees was $115,524 in 2013, as opposed to $66,357 in the private sector.

Obamacare results in a historic jump in part time work and will cause $1 trillion in lost economic output by 2023.

Employees Can Use Work E-mail Systems for Union Business. The National Labor Relations Board has ruled that employees’ use of e-mail for organizing purposes on nonworking time must be permitted. This overruled a 2007 decision that held that employees can have no statutory right to use their employer’s email systems for union purposes.

Slurpees, Hot Dogs, Lotto Tickets and Obamacare: Obamacare ads will now appear on 7-Eleven receipts at more than 7,000 stores nationwide as government officials expand taxpayer funded advertising of how to get taxpayer funded healthcare.

The video, California: We Do Things Different, features California State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson rapping state-sponsored propaganda. Yep, this how we spend your tax dollars.  It's a good thing the state and federal government have such a massive surplus:

Obamacare cartoon of the week: 

And in the spirit of the season: