A Final Call For Calm.....Leaders calling Unemployed Terrorists!!!!!!!
Public Servents May Now Be Classified As Terrorists
As we now know.....governments across the world have started slashing and cutting MASSIVELY........our government alone employs over 20,000,000 directly and supports tens of millions of additional workers indirectly.
When you cut off credit to a credit dependent society, the revenues evaporate.....plain and simple.
When you cut off a massive amount of credit....revenues contract MASSIVELY.
As we saw in the previous blog......it is clear to see massive unemployment ahead in America......as more and more are cutting due to budgets evaporating....especially cities, counties, states, school, hospitals, police departments, fire departments and health care workers......
PLEASE STAY CALM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!.........Puerto Rican Government Threatens Terrorism Charges For Laid-Off Workers At Oct 15 Protest
A controversial plan by Puerto Rican Governor Luis Fortuno to lay off 17,000 government workers in the coming weeks, and possibly up to 30,000 in the coming months, has enraged the island's labor force. Stoking the fires, the Governor's administration has now threatened to charge picketing civil servants for engaging in terrorism if their actions during a planned October 15 protest infringe upon the flow of trade at the island's ports.
The U.S. territory of Puerto Rico is struggling with a $3.2 billion deficit and a 15 percent unemployment rate, higher than any U.S. state. The announced layoff of 17,000 government employees will raise the unemployment rate to 17 percent, according to government officials. The territory's Education Department will be hardest hit, with 7,249 layoffs, followed by Transportation and Public Works with 1,522, and the Economic Development Administration with 681.
Labor union organizers have called for a general strike among the island's workers on Thursday October 15. A prominent union leader said that organized labor is preparing to launch "the most massive movement in the history" of Puerto Rico. Union officials question the wisdom of the governor's plan, arguing that the massive layoffs will devastate Puerto Rico's fragile economy, already in its fourth year of recession.
The Fortuno administration responded to news of the planned October 15 labor strike with extreme rhetoric, threatening to charge picketing public servants and protestors for engaging in acts of terrorism if they prevent the flow of goods and passengers at the island's airports and seaports, shocking civil liberties advocates who say the right to protest is clearly protected by the Puerto Rican and U.S. Constitutions.
"Calling individuals who are exercising their right to protest terrorists is dangerous in a democracy, and I am very worried about the turn of events. These are public servants," said American Civil Liberties Union Executive Director William Ramirez on Wednesday.
Puerto Rican Senate Minority Whip Eduardo Bhatia has proposed an alternative plan to cut the daily workday of all government employees by 30 minutes to save the laid-off workers' jobs. Bhatia asserts that roughly 40% of the laid off employees are single mothers and couples facing the loss of both incomes.
What happens to a nation when its own citizens are classified as terrorists??????
Who is the enemy and who do you attack ?????????????????????????
All very difficult questions facing our nation and our President.....let's hope the right decisions are made...........now do you think this is a good time to invest in Puerto Rico????????