Worker compensation

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The U.S. Government Should not at all Cut Federal Workers’  Compensation.  Members of Congress who have large numbers of federal workers in their districts relentlessly pushed for expanding federal worker compensation.  The George W. Bush years rightfully now too were very lucrative for federal workers. In 2000, the average compensation (wages and benefits) of federal workers was 66 percent higher than the average compensation in the U.S. private sector. The new data show that average federal compensation is now more than double the average in the private sector. In 2008, the federal worker compensation averaged a remarkable $119,982, which was more than double the private sector average of $59,909. For the excellent pay and benefits, in the current economic environment, public sector jobs have become highly attractive to many people looking for work. With health care costs soaring every year and compensation for workers in the private sector sadly, unacceptably is  not rising to keep up with rising costs, so working for the government has become fashionable again. The importance of the federal benefits was recently underscored by a U.S. Senator. During a town hall meeting in Waukon, Iowa, a constituent asked Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA) “Why is your insurance so much cheaper than my insurance and so [much] better than my insurance?” and the man followed up, “Okay, so how come I can’t have the same thing you have?” Grassley replied, “You can. Just go work for the federal government.”  Yes, the federal government pays good benefits and pay of its employees which sadly does match the current pay levels in the private sector. Though there may not be a  will to do this, a program to gradually increase the benefits offered to private workers in Canada and in the US has to be now also implemented.

Meanwhile we also could get a lot better National economy, lower taxes too,  that much sooner if we started laying off any of the bad, non-productive state and federal workers, civil and public servants too,  or rather  made them all now   do something worthwhile and productive.

(Mal 3:5 KJV)  And I will come near to you to judgment; and I will be a swift witness against the sorcerers, and against the adulterers, and against false swearers, and against those that oppress the hireling in his wages, the widow, and the fatherless, and that turn aside the stranger from his right, and fear not me, saith the LORD of hosts.

Women too now should get their fair wages.

 

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Liars abound still

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In spite of real estate ethics codes, self regulation, the realtors I had  worked with were still some of the biggest liars still. Trust me! While they all claim they are here to be of service you ,  now just dream on, they are here solely to make money for themselves… and it seems any way they can.. I was shocked that when it came to making money the professing Christian Realtors now also were really no better than any of the others. The temptation to lie is much too great especially when there is a big chance you will lose the commission if you do not.. Realtors can make a commission on loan refferals as well.. Lawyers also make money when houses are sold and bought..  Few realtors, lawyers go to heaven still.

Retail sales in  CANADA rebounded in January 2009 from December, according to data released and sales rose very slightly on a monthly basis  but remained drastically down  compared with   2008.  Nationally, the retail sales rose as well January  after declining  in December, which was the largest monthly decline in more than 15 years. Stay tune now for more spins, liars, greed, false prophets too.

 Typical Real estate lying spins- Prices lower than last year- New listings continue to decline –  A buyer’s and seller’s market – Home sales set  record – well-priced listings and lower to mid-range priced properties remain in the highest demand –  A really good market presently to buy, sell.

During this year’s recession it is been a very good time to compare the various news media, institutions  and  to see how they lie, spin the truth to get more suckers to buy a home now..
 
Canada’s real estate market began serioulsy cooling off in the second half of 2008 and the statistics coming out in the first few months of 2009 strongly suggested that the trend would continue. http://www.cbc.ca/consumer/story/2008/11/14/f-realestatemap.html but greedy people who  want to get more money would try to tell you otherwise.
    
 It’s becoming easier to carry the costs of home ownership in Canada, but a survey by RBC Economics on housing affordability suggests this may be as good as it’s going to get. ” This is the same guy who failed to predict any downward movement on house prices. RBC was, just 18 months ago, predicting price growth in all markets. Well, prices in some markets went down 30% before starting to come back. Oops…     The thing to remember is that any “bank economist” ( who loan money)  is just someone hired to put out maximum positive spin on the housing market. Why the media prints the opinions of “bank economists”, when they are usually wrong and so obviously just spinning news for their own gain, is the bigger question.” These bank shysters are only going to say this in order to get more gullible people to bite off more than they can chew. Affordable, my axx. With this unstable job market we now have and the cost of everyday needs, who can ‘afford’ to buy now? Yeah. Try telling this to the hundreds of thousands of people forced into working in McJobs because their REAL jobs went bye-bye. There aren’t enough hours in a day for people to work so they can make their crazy mortgage payments, so they often have to sell at a loss, but by golly, keep spewing this garbage so the prices don’t fall TOO far. Can’t have that in the new era of corporate capitalism, can we? ” ” Unlike past years, in Ontario, only 1 in 6 houses are inspected, and there are little or no real recourse for people who buy bad houses.  It’s a big profit business, with no responsibility, little regulation and numbered Ontario corporations that disappear overnight. Horror stories number in the thousands around the GTA.”    http://www.cbc.ca/money/story/2009/09/09/housing-affordability.html
 
    
A sharp deterioration in this country’s real-estate market that began last year is showing signs of tapering off?” “New listings, which had been growing at a double-digit pace when the market was strong, have been shrinking”. MAYBE CAUSE HOME OWNERS DO NOT  WANT TO TAKE SUCH A BIG SALES PROFIT LOSS AT THIS TIME?   Nevertheless “This is going to remain a buyers’ market for some months to come,” I get a chuckle when I see the regular lies, or spins that Realtors use to try to get you to buy a home, it is always a good time for you to buy a home, good for them cause they get a commission..  it’s normal for Home/house sales to pick up as spring approaches.  You sell your house, you buy a home is the realtor spin as well. 
 
 
“Oh, more lies and imaginary figures put out by an agency that has everything to gain by lying and fudging the numbers. Let’s see those reports and stats all in paperwork. This is nothing but BS trying to trick potential buyers into buying now while the prices are STILL way inflated. People never learn.” http://www.cbc.ca/canada/british-columbia/story/2009/08/05/bc-real-estate-numbers-july.html#socialcomments 
 
Face it banks, Trusts, money lenders, News media, Realtors  often still exaggerate, spin, lie to get you to buy a home, it is always a good time for them mostly  if you do, for they get a commission, interests etc…  now most people missed the best buy for the present major real estate selling season is over for the year.. now all that is mostly left is all the rejects, over priced listings left to sell.  News media often also spread the  lies cause that is what they are paid for through the newspaper adds.. 
 
Is it really a  Home buyers’ market conditions sales pitch that now takes THE OSTRICH APPROACH FOR  the deliberate  absence of all realted, new bad news – especially when home prices  may continue to drop or prices remain low for another decade too? I was a RE/Max realtor but I did not tell the common real estate lies, false spins, I  don’t sell my soul to the devil to get a commission. I would still wait a few years before I would buy a home to see how the home market trend goes. Too many News media also  love to put a positive spin, not likely a true one, on negative news still too…  they tend to have hidden agendas too.

and the Realtors computer evaluations can still be misleading, a realtor can chose even to set false parameters in their general evaluations..

 http://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2009/08/10/liberals-politicians-do-lie-too/ so do many Pastors, so why not everyone else? 

I can quickly sum up my political experiences in Canada.. for decades now most people in Canada  seem to elect liars and alcoholics for politicians, and we have had now much too many of them elected as well.. Of course  it seems natural for alcoholics to lie, they seen to often lie that it is is ok to drink alcohol in the first place, and it seems natural for many lawyers who run for political offices, and many want to be politicians to lie to get elected.. Yes most people elect liars who tell them the things they want to hear.. we all know that had Stephen Harper told the truth that Canada was going into a major depression next, he very likely would have never got elected. so he said there was going to be no election or recession, he clearly lied. After he was elected he admits Canada was facing a big recession of course, how could he deny otherwise. I openly express the truth that we should stop electing any liars and alcoholics, even in the police forces, civil and public services now too,  and when it is confirmed that they are thieves, cheats,  liars or alcoholics they should be immediately fired, recalled.. as simple as that too. Some professing ostrich evangelical totally deny that the professing Christians drink alcohol, they have a problem with the alcoholics rather and not me I merely reported the truth, facts, that many professing Christians drink alcohol and falsely try to justify it as well.. Alcohol does a lot of brain damages, negatively affects your ability to work, to live normal, alcohol is a major cause of car accidents, tends to destroy your family life, so of course I have no use for alcohol or alcoholics anywhere. Neither should any of us not just MADD, Mothers Against Drunk Drivers. and a  bad immoral Conservatives is not better than a bad immoral Liberal, especially firstly the alcoholic ones.

and consumer protection  is another big government farce now too..

 http://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2009/07/07/crtc-farcical-hearings-on-internet-speed-control/

http://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2008/04/15/consumers-affairs/

http://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2009/08/31/federal-consumer-protection-ha-ha-ha/

Ever notice how the average person lies once every 5 minutes at least, so imagine what the big liars do, how often the politicians, and some news media, realtors lie.. signifcantly a lot more.. Even “Some people say that the recession is over but try telling that to the unemployed and their families”  Now the jobless are being driven onto the welfare rolls (the responsibility of provinces and municipalities) or   forcing  them to plunder their assets such as homes and retirement savings, maximizing their credit car debts. Neither option is pleasant. The given Canadian  government Unemployment figures always have been big lies cause they are adjusted figures of people receiving UIC cheques, they do not actually sate all of the people unemployed who do not qualify for UIC, have been forced to go onto social welfare or have to get part time jobs with no fringe benefits or have become self employed which is a costly undertaking. Notice how often news media do not agree on the same news story, facts and how they lie about the real estate news, generally encouraging people to buy a new home of course.. get more debts.. In Toronto “New home sales jumped to 3,782 in June 2009 from 3,544 last June, a 7 per cent increase, and total sales hit 10,951 from 8,596 – a 27 per cent hike. But housing starts declined to 1,395 from 2,567 in the same period, a 46 per cent drop, and new listings declined to 13,357 from 16,068, a 17 per cent fall-off.”  http://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2009/08/21/canadas-unemployment-figures-lie/
 

Beware Liars abound still