Public sector workers are a ‘privileged new class,’ says billionaire

In the ideological assault being directed today at public sector workers no one has outdone Mortimer Zuckerman ... It is the millions of “public servants” with their outrageous five-digit salaries and their galling health insurance and retirement pensions, Zuckerman insisted, who have now become “the public’s masters,” seizing a disproportionate share of society’s rewards and bringing on the failures of the U.S. Read more »

Changing Our Story

Mark Breslin has built quite a positive reputation in the organized construction industry over the past several years. He is admired after for his vision, creativity and frankness when it comes to addressing industry problems. Mark also writes extensively about the industry. From time to time we will attach some of his articles. This piece talks about the rigors and rewards of an apprenticeship compared with college.

http://blog.breslin.biz/?p=160

World Trade Center Tower Reaches Midpoint

The attached site has a wonderful tour of the construction from the new World Trade Center in New York City. The story and video serve as a reminder of just how picturesque the construction industry really is. It is also a reminder about the dangers of the industry and the perils of those who capture video of the  events. Read more »

'Job-killing' regulation? 'Job-killing' spending? Let's kill this GOP canard

Republicans these days can't get through a sentence without tossing in their new favorite adjective, "job-killing." There's "job-killing legislation," in particular the health-care reform law. And "job-killing regulations," especially anything coming out of the EPA and the IRS. Big deficits are always "job-killing," which might come as something of a surprise to all you Keynesians out there, along with the "job-killing spending binge" and even "job-killing stimulus projects."

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How Conservative Attacks on Health Care Reform Will Affect You

Conservatives are starting to implement their onslaught to repeal the Affordable Care Act this week as Republicans take control of the House of Representatives. They have scheduled a vote on January 12. If conservatives have their way and repeal the Affordable Care Act, we will go back to a health care system that failed millions of Americans.

http://www.americanprogress.org/issues/2011/01/repeal_consequences.html

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