Good Wednesday, 28 Nov. Thanks for listening to, participating in, & ENGAGING w/ IDECLAIR MEDIA, THE IDECLAIR SHOW…
What are YOU doing Wednesday! Today, America continues to be put through trumped up scandalous paces from the daily ever more irrelevant Sen. John McCain (& other Republican Senators) what U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice said on Sunday shows, re: the tragedy in Benghazi.
The death of four Americans is tragic, Sen. McCains politicizing those deaths to demean & devalue U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice extends the tragedy.
I submit the REAL RAW RIGHT NOW… issue re: Benghazi is Congressional Republican insistence to vote away the money to pay for the security for America’s courageous public servants willing to serve in dangerous areas around the world.
FOLLOW THE DAMN MONEY FOR SECURITY OF AMERICAS EMBASSIES (& CONGRESSIONAL REPUB DEFUNDING OF IT)… THIS IS THE ISSUE!
“Rep. Chaffetz defends vote to cut embassy security funds”
Published on Oct 10, 2012 by CNN
“Rep. Chaffetz defends his criticism of the handling of Libyan consulate security despite voting to cut embassy funding.
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The shallow, pitifully petty diversion of what U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice said on a Sunday show is irrelevant. Ambassador Rice said what the approved talking points said to say. PERIOD. Next! IDECLAIR IT!~
“Tom Ricks Criticizes Fox Coverage Of Benghazi Attacks”
Published on Nov 26, 2012 by tpmtv
More at foxnews.com.
Issues, events & concerns current & longterm in our best interest, in all laps & on all tables are deficit issues & economic inequality issues as well. However, only the issue of deficit reduction receives urgent attention.
IT’S THE INCOME INEQUALITY STUPID! IDECLAIR IT!~
Center On Budget & Policy Priorities Senior Fellow, and former Economic Advisor to VP Joe Biden, Jared Bernstein makes the case to take the serious issue of economic inequality much more urgently!
“Inequality and Budget Deficits: Why is Only the Latter an Emergency?”
Nov 23, 2012
Below is an excerpt from this absolute MUST READ:
“I just read two sweeping reports on the state of income inequality in the US (the second link focuses on state-level inequality) and other advanced economies. Perhaps it’s because I’ve been so ensconced in fiscal cliff discussions, but I was struck by how much more alarmed policy makers are by the budget deficit than by the inequality situation. There are reasons for that tilt—some good, some bad—but based on magnitudes of the problem, it’s far from clear that our current sole policy focus is warranted.
The first link above finds the indispensable inequality researchers Piketty and Saez reflecting on the long income inequality time series data they and others have developed for the advanced economies. Their key findings are:
–the decline in income concentration in the US over the great recession was due to cyclical capital losses, not a structural change in the underlying factors driving the trend. This can be seen quite clearly by a) taking capital gains out of the income data, revealing a steady upward trend, or b) by noting the increase in inequality (share of income going to the top 10% of households) in 2010, a return to trend.”
“Rebuilding the American Dream, AFL-CIO President Trumka”
“The CEO of an S&P 500 Index company made, on average, 380 times the average wages of U.S. workers in 2011. Although these overall averages can be calculated based on public information, investors cannot compare the level of their individual company’s CEO pay to that of other company employees.
This secrecy will soon come to an end, thanks to Section 953(b) of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act that requires companies to disclose CEO-to-worker pay ratios. Congress recognized that this information will help investors better understand CEO pay trends relative to other company employees.
High CEO-to-worker pay ratios can reduce the performance of companies. Academic research has found that steep pay disparities hurt employee morale and productivity. Extreme disparities between CEO and employee pay also have been shown to result in a significant deterioration in the quality of products produced.
In companies where CEO compensation is disproportionately high compared with that of other employees, CEO-to-worker pay disparities can cause high employee turnover and lower job satisfaction. Another study found that firms with high levels of CEO pay relative to other top executives also reduce performance.
Disclosing CEO-to-worker pay ratios will encourage companies to consider CEO pay in the context of their entire workforce. According to one study, a high-paid celebrity CEO turns a company into “one genius with 1,000 helpers,” taking focus away from the motivation and creativity needed from all of the company’s employees.
Most important, disclosing the ratio of CEO-to-worker pay ratio will encourage companies to restrain their overall level of CEO pay. At most companies, CEOs are paid by comparing their compensation to that of other company CEOs. Little consideration is given to how CEO pay relates to other company employees.
Pay ratio disclosure will give investors more information to assess whether compensation is being awarded broadly across the entire company or concentrated at the top. Given that overall CEO-to-worker pay ratios are continuing to rise, this company-specific information is needed now more than ever.”
 ”The Relationships Among Organizational Context, Pay Dispersion, and Managerial Turnover,” Matt Bloom and John Michel, Academy of Management Journal (2002). See also, “Overpaid CEOs and Underpaid Managers: Fairness and Executive Compensation,” James Wade, Charles O’Reilly III and Timothy Pollock, Organization Science (2006).
Angus T. Jones of the hit CBS sitcom ‘Two and a Half Men’ sat down for what turned out to be a very controversial interview with ‘Forerunner Chronicles.’ Mr. Jones spoke of his own show as ‘filth’ and spoke of the power of Television on the brain.
“Angus T. Jones calls Two and a Half Men ‘Filth,’ Urges Fans to Stop Watching Part 1″
“Published on Nov 27, 2012 by Júnior Leonelo”
“ANGUS JONES’s Testimony (Pt.2)”
Published on Nov 26, 2012 by TheForerunner777
“POWERFUL!!! The Testimony of the Awakening of the star of the sitcom “TWO AND A HALF MEN” ANGUS T, JONES
This is a MUST SHARE!”
Who is the man with Mr. Jones in the bombshell viral video? Read this: