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Today's Teamster News 12.31.12

Fiscal Cliff Talks Resume After GOP Caves On Social Security Cut  Talking Points Memo   ...Negotiations stalled Saturday night when Minority Leader Mitch McConnell pushed a Social Security benefit cut as a way to offset spending measures including emergency unemployment benefits. Democrats balked, leaked the offer to the media, and Republicans quickly retracted the demand...
House prepares three 'milk cliff' bills  The Hill   ...The three bills are aimed at preventing a spike in dairy prices looming in the new year. Because Congress has failed to renew farm programs, an underlying 1949 law is slated to kick in. This would force the government to buy up American milk at inflated prices and the purchases are expected to possibly double the price of milk at the grocery store as supplies dwindle...
Occupy Wall Street Labeled "Terrorists" By The FBI  Economic Populist   ...Wonder why all of a sudden cities across America coordinated and shut down the Occupy Wall Street movement?  Now we know and it was coordinated by the banks. The FBI, DHS, police, and private-sector financial businesses all coordinated to repress the people and suppress a movement...
Cheap Shots 2012: Scott Walker  The Daily Isthmus   ...For the second year in a row, we find it impossible to come up with a single Cheap Shot Award for our governor, who continued to put politics before policy, cater to monied interests and sow division among an already deeply divided state...
Auditors uncover problems at private prisons in Ohio  Dayton Daily News   ...unsafe and unsanitary conditions were documented by state monitors at one of Ohio’s privately-run prisons forcing the new operator to make major changes less than one year after taking control of the facility...
Tribune media company to emerge from bankruptcy  Raw Story   ...The company owns 23 television stations and a number of leading daily newspapers include the Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, The Baltimore Sun, and Orlando Sentinel...
UPS: A Wonderful Company At A Fair Price  Seeking Alpha   ...UPS continues to benefit from the growth of online ordering from companies such as Amazon (AMZN)...

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