Thursday, January 30, 2014


* This is starting to sound like the same old thing, but unfortunately, it is true. Ohio has more layoffs.
ODJFS has put up the latest planned layoff----Lockheed Martin....506 employees. That brings the announced layoffs in the state to 1,121, and January isn't even over yet.

>>>  People are outraged by what went on in an elementary school in Utah.

Huffington Post:

...Earlier this week, school officials threw out the lunches of up to 40 students at Uintah Elementary School because of unpaid balances on students’ meal accounts, according to The Salt Lake Tribune. After having their lunches discarded, the children were instead given milk and fruit.

According to the outlet, officials intended to withhold lunches from indebted students. However, because district employees did not learn who owed money until after lunch was served, they ended up taking back those lunches from students and throwing them out. 

"So she took my lunch away and said, 'Go get a milk,’” fifth-grader Sophia Isom told Utah outlet KSL-TV of what happened. "I came back and asked, 'What's going on?' Then she handed me an orange. She said, 'You don't have any money in your account so you can't get lunch.’”

The students were denied lunch and humiliated. This is no way to run a school!

Tea Party members in Ohio are still pushing for a Right-to-Work law in Ohio (see link). Kasich told Republicans to keep such legislation out of the news during this election year, but Ohioans should not trust what a re-elected Kasich would bring to the working men and women in the state.

*  The bankruptcy of Lehman Brothers might have been forgotten by some, but the legal fallout continues.

NY Times:

Judge Approves Lehman Settlement  |  Judge James M. Peck, who will retire at the end of this week, approved a settlement between Lehman Brothers Holdings and Fannie Mae over $18.9 billion in mortgage claims, The Wall Street Journal reports. WALL STREET JOURNAL