Unemployed​/underempl​oyed/stink​ing job/stinki​ng pay? How About a Class Action Suit Against “God” (or God’s Closest Representa​tives, the Feds) for False Advertising​? — Written 06/20/12

“Reread a favorite verse from Philippians: “And my God will meet all your needs according to the riches of his glory in Christ.” ”

“The Bible has a startlingly simple solution for anxiety: trust in God, and find your anxiety replaced by a spiritual peace beyond anything you’ve experienced.

http://biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Philippians%204:6-7&version=NIV

“These are anxious days for American workers. Many, like Ms. Woods, are underemployed. Others find pay that is simply not keeping up with their expenses: adjusted for inflation, the median hourly wage was lower in 2011 than it was a decade earlier, according to data from a forthcoming book by the Economic Policy Institute, “The State of Working America, 12th Edition.” Good benefits are harder to come by, and people are staying longer in jobs that they want to leave, afraid that they will not be able to find something better. Only 2.1 million people quit their jobs in March, down from the 2.9 million people who quit in December 2007, the first month of the recession.”

““Unfortunately, the wage problems brought on by the recession pile on top of a three-decade stagnation of wages for low- and middle-wage workers,” said Lawrence Mishel, the president of the Economic Policy Institute, a research group in Washington that studies the labor market. “In the aftermath of the financial crisis, there has been persistent high unemployment as households reduced debt and scaled back purchases. The consequence for wages has been substantially slower growth across the board, including white-collar and college-educated workers.” ”

““Everything’s gone up. Rent went up, gas went up, food went up, milk went up, cheeseburgers went up, even cigarettes went up,” said Mr. Chea, who had stopped at the barbershop to spiff up before his job interview. “I’m used to getting a haircut for $6 or $7, but they charged me $9. Even haircuts have gone up.””

Unemployed/underemployed/stinking job/stinking pay?

How about a Class Action Suit against “God” (or God’s closest reincarnation after the Christian Churches since they even advertise it “in God We Trust” as a collateral on their money/IOUs) The USA Federal Government, for letting USA MNCs outsource the quasi-entire USA Economy (even in US Federal Government contracts there are no “Made in USA” or “Made by US Citizens/GCs” clauses) while avoiding their responsibilities by setting their Headquarters in “fiscal paradises” (to avoid paying USA taxes and USA prosecutions since most of them have “no extradition” clauses) offshore and failing their, supposedly, since they are USA corporate citizens, “duty to rescue” their fellow US Citizens…….;+)

In the military (UCMJ Article 99- “Misbehavior Before the Enemy”), it would be seen as desertion in face of the enemy and punishable by the firing squad……..;+)

“A duty to rescue is a concept in tort law that arises in a number of cases, describing a circumstance in which a party can be held liable for failing to come to the rescue of another party in peril. In common law systems, it is rarely formalized in statutes which would bring the penalty of law down upon those who fail to rescue. This does not necessarily obviate a moral duty to rescue: though law is binding and carries government-authorized sanctions, there are also separate ethical arguments for a duty to rescue that may prevail even where law does not punish failure to rescue.”

“Employers have an obligation to rescue employees, under an implied contract theory.”

“Typically, federal courts are thought to be more favorable for defendants, and state courts more favorable for plaintiffs. Many class actions are filed initially in state court. The defendant will frequently try to remove the case to federal court. The Class Action Fairness Act of 2005 increases defendants’ ability to remove state cases to federal court by giving federal courts original jurisdiction for all class actions with damages exceeding $5,000,000, exclusive of interest and costs. It should be noted, however, that the Class Action Fairness Act contains carve-outs for, ‘inter alia’, shareholder class actions covered by the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and those concerning internal corporate governance issues (the latter typically being brought as shareholder derivative actions in the state courts of Delaware, the state of incorporation of most large corporations).”

“The procedure for filing a class action is to file suit with one or several named plaintiffs on behalf of a proposed class. The proposed class must consist of a group of individuals or business entities that have suffered a common injury or injuries. Typically these cases result from an action on the part of a business or a particular product defect or policy that applied to all proposed class members in a typical manner. After the complaint is filed, the plaintiff must file a motion to have the class certified. In some cases class certification may require discovery in order to determine its size and if the proposed class meets the standard for class certification.”

“In federal civil procedure law, which has also been accepted by approximately 35 states (through adoption of state civil procedure rules similar to the federal rules), the class action must have certain definite characteristics (often referred to by the acronym CANT):

Commonality—there must be one or more legal or factual claims common to the entire class (in some cases, it must be shown that the common issues will predominate the proceedings over individual issues, such as the amount of damages due to a particular class member),

Adequacy—the representative parties must adequately protect the interests of the class,

Numerosity—the class must be so large as to make individual suits impractical (in other words, that the class action is a superior vehicle for resolution than numerous individual suits), and

Typicality—the claims or defenses must be typical of the plaintiffs or defendants.”

“A very good case of “the pot calling the kettle black”…….;+)

“The Federal Reserve’s monetary easing has reached its limit and it is now time for the government to put fiscal policy to work, according to Robert Heller, former governor of the U.S. central bank.”

“”Monetary policy, the foot is on the gas pedal, has been there for a long time, three years now,”  “And I think the Fed has done what it can do. It’s now the time for fiscal policy to do its part.””

““The banks have plenty of liquidity, there’s a dearth of demand for good credit,” he said. “There are not enough credit-worthy borrowers around at the present time in the United States, so people got to continue to repair their balance sheet.””

“Besides the need for fiscal policies that boost economic growth, another issue that’s standing in the way of a stronger recovery in the U.S. is regulations and the difficulty of doing business. The government has to make it easier for the corporate sector to invest.”

““If after the elections in the United States (in November), we will get an easing of some of the regulatory policies that are holding back the U.S. economy at the present time…if those regulations are eased a bit, then the U.S. economy really has the potential to grow much faster, snap back, and that doesn’t only go for the federal level, that goes for the state and the local level.” ”

Resources

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/47872983/ns/business-us_business/

http://economywatch.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2012/06/19/12299677-job-openings-drop-raising-further-concerns-about-labor-market?lite

http://vitals.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2012/06/18/12285739-boomers-hep-c-tests-may-torpedo-insurance-chances-experts-say?lite

http://economywatch.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2012/06/18/12285504-funding-gap-for-state-retirement-benefits-rises-to-14-trillion

http://www.cnbc.com/id/47883391

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Epistle_to_the_Philippians

http://www.gospel.com/bookmarks/Anxiety-Bible-Philippians-4-6-7/8608

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Class_action

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Duty_to_rescue

http://usmilitary.about.com/library/milinfo/mcm/bl99.htm

 

 

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