What is it called when you apply different standards to the same job to different people?

Press Release – Committee Leaders Praise Senate Task Force for Including Popular Small Business Health Plans in Report to Help Uninsured Working Families

Last Friday, the Labor Department reported that 1.1 million new jobs had been created over the last eight months, including 625,000 in the last two months alone. Eight consecutive months of positive job growth shows the Republican plan for economic prosperity is working and more and more Americans are finding work everyday.

Mind you, this is from John Boehner circa 2004, not the post apocalyptic 2012 version, for whom 23 consecutive months of consecutive job growth is now considered a sign that the plan was a failure.

Note: insight pulled from elsewhere, have to look to the source.

Komen admits Planned Parenthood funding cut was politically motivated, half backtracks on future funding

Komen revises funding policy – The Washington Post

“Our original desire was to fulfill our fiduciary duty to our donors by not funding grant applications made by organizations under investigation,” a Friday statement said. “ We will amend the criteria to make clear that disqualifying investigations must be criminal and conclusive in nature and not political. That is what is right and fair.”

“We will continue to fund existing grants, including those of Planned Parenthood, and preserve their eligibility to apply for future grants, while maintaining the ability of our affiliates to make funding decisions that meet the needs of their communities,” the statement continues.

The statement left some ambiguity, however, because it did not mention a second reason Komen has given for ending Planned Parenthood’s funding: That the group did not provide direct mammogram services but instead referred patients to other providers.

Rest assured, the forces that want to keep women ignorant and subservient will not rest until we return to the pre-choice era.  They do not care about collateral damage, in their eyes, millions of actual real women could die and it would still be worth it to control the rest.

Economy continues to improve, Republicans vow to do even more to try and stop that from happening

Strong jobs report pushes Nasdaq to 11-year high

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Stocks rose on Friday, propelling the Nasdaq index to an 11-year high, after January’s U.S. employment report sailed past expectations, boosting hopes the world’s largest economy has turned a corner.

The broad-based gains also sent the Dow Jones industrial average to its highest in nearly five years. The S&P 500 extended its 2012 advance to about 7 percent.

The U.S. economy created jobs at the fastest pace in nine months in January and the unemployment rate dropped to nearly a three-year low of 8.3 percent.

“The unemployment rate is what consumers look at, and when they get good numbers that tends to boost overall confidence in the economy and the way people spend money,” said JPMorgan chief economist Anthony Chan.