Let us start with the basics:
I have no problem with people voluntarily banding together to speak with one voice. And if that is all unions were, I would not object to them, at least in the private sector. The government sector is another matter entirely.
Wisconsin votes today on the fate of their governor, and while the recall election of Governor Walker is relevant on many fronts, the biggie is that he limited the power of government-sector unions. He said he was going to do it, and he did. I'm not sure how anyone can fault a politician for delivering on a campaign promise. But in the land of cheese, it appears to be Bizarro World with bratwursts and beer.
I don't understand government-sector unions. Can anyone explain to me why government-sector employees are allowed to form unions in the first place? I mean, it seems like a rather perverse set-up.
They work for the government. The government sets their compensation. The union uses dues, paid by government-sector employees, to get people elected who will pay the government-sector workers more money. When they make more money, they pay more union dues. And the union has even more money to put people into place who will pay the government-sector workers yet MORE money.
Sounds like a big fat scam if you ask me. Even FDR, Mr. Collectivist himself, opposed government-sector unions.
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What no Democrat or Republican will admit needs to be done or how to do it!
In listening to the latest back and forth from both sides with the Democrats lying and the GOP responding, it is obvious that neither side of this equation is willing or equipped to put forth the plan that we need to stop the progressive socialist utopian destruction of America. I have shown that since the "Great Society" legislation of 1965 the government has grown 464.4% from 411 federal agencies and offices to 1909 federal agencies and offices while the population from the 1960 census to 2010 census shows a population growth from 179,323,175 to 308,745,538. or 55.36%.
That is a growth differential of 409% yes our government has grown more than 4 1/2 times larger than it was in 1965 to perform the new duties it took away from the states. The federal government over the last 47 years under the umbrella of that legislation and the massive federal government build up has added more than 100,000 new laws and federal regulations to enforce it and its subsequent socialist utopian programs with only one intended net effect, keep the ruling classes ruling while subjugating our rights and freedoms. And to implement and manage them they created a vast departmental bureaucracy to control it and us that has been choking the life from this Republic. This massive federal bureaucracy must either be reduced or completely phased out or we will never recover completely and we will be forced to watch as we become the very thing they want us to be, subjects of a socialist Marxist state. ("we already are") read more »
On Friday the Bureau of Labor Statistics released disheartening statistics showing that the nation’s employers added many fewer than expected jobs to their payrolls in May. The unemployment rate ticked up for the first time in almost a year from 8.1% to 8.2%. The stock market suffered its worst day all year, and the dip in Friday’s Dow Jones Industrial average completely erased 2012’s gains.
Democrats’ constructive response to these dismal numbers was to accuse Republicans of being happy the economy was tanking.
Hey Democrats: Republicans don’t want the economy to fail, we want you to fail. Hoping for the economy to sink is Democrats’ métier: Democrats do better when there’s more poverty and misery, because that gives them more of an opening to step in and “help,” and more of an impetus to “never let a serious crisis go to waste.” read more »
We Are Watching You
Outrage, is how I feel.
In a sign of our Orwellian future, an 8 ½ x 11 mailing arrived on Friday, from the Greater Wisconsin Political Fund, a Democrat/union front group. On it there's a table consisting of five columns, with the headers: Name, Address, Nov '08, Nov '10, and June 5th. Within the table the name and address of a family member appears prominently at the top of a list that also shows the names and addresses of 12 other people on our street. Below the November 2008 and 2010 columns, it says VOTED for each individual, except for one neighbor, who did not vote in one of the elections.
The June 5th column is, of course, still blank. This mailing did not arrive in a sealed envelope; instead it’s a large postcard, readily available for any and all to see who voted and who did not. The section above the table contains the ominous wording; ‘Who votes is public record!” and then, at the end, “After the June 5th election, public records will tell everyone who voted and who didn’t.” The meaning is quite clear and threatening - we don’t know who you voted for, but if you didn’t vote, we know you did not support Tom Barrett.
The message ends with ‘Do your civic duty – vote.” They might have well said “Do your civic duty, Comrade – vote.” "Something wicked this way comes": Fascism in the form of Democrat Party brown shirt tactics arrive in Wisconsin. read more »
Governor Scott Walker. Former Texas Solicitor-General Ted Cruz. More fodder for the DeMarxists waking nightmares. Two more examples of the swelling tide of Constitutional Conservatism which is beginning to sweep across the nation, as more and more of the so-called silent majority are awakening to the real and present danger of the nascent tyranny represented by Barry Hussein Obama and his communist-light DeMarxists.
Nothing is working for the Democrat machine that once seemed so invincible. If the polls hold true, both Scott Walker and Texas favorite Ted Cruz will enjoy substantial victories in their respective races. read more »
The May jobs report was supposed to be all happy and sunny, with Obama as the fearless knight on the galloping steed of economic recovery, and "Julia" riding a unicorn that farts rainbows.
The private sector gained 89,000 jobs, the government sector lost 13,000 jobs, and unemployment rose to 8.2%. I'm staring at the horizon, and there's not a steed or unicorn in sight. Economists may have predicted something different, but this result is precisely what I expected.
There isn't a lot of optimism out there in Small Business Land. It's poignantly absent in Corporate Megalopolis as well. Everyone, from executives to janitors, is feeling bleak. Even the salespeople, fueled by expense accounts and single-malt Scotch, are less cheerful than usual. When THAT happens, the apocalypse is surely nigh. A couple of months of moderately positive jobs reports were supposed to cure the economic doldrums, but it didn't happen.
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In the waning days of the Obama Dynasty, liberals have been rolling out graph after graph purporting to offer voters ironclad proof of one crackpot Keynesian notion after another.
Last year Nancy Pelosi’s office posted a risible graph showing that President Obama had increased the debt far less than George W. Bush and all other Republican presidents over the last thirty years. It was later revealed that Pelosi’s office had mistakenly counted spending in Obama’s first year as Bush’s, and that based on debt as a percentage of GDP—the more relevant measure—Obama was the most profligate spender of the lot. Fact-checking website PolitiFact awarded the graph a “Pants on Fire” rating, and for a while we didn’t hear any more crowing about Republicans outspending Democrats. read more »
Did you know that the US Senate is about to take up an international treaty that could degrade US sovereignty and raise taxes that would be turned over to third-world global bureaucrats?
It's called the "Law of the Sea Treaty" (LOST), and liberals have been making attempts to get the US to ratify it for over thirty years. And they're back at it again.
This time, Harry Reid has it on the "fast track" for Senate action.
Fortunately, ratification of a treaty requires 2/3's of the Senate - but we can't take anything for granted.
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After the 2010 blowout that sent so many deserving DeMarxists into retirement, I wrote that it was just the beginning. Conventional wisdom has it that the millions of conservative patriots throughout this country that came together to make this historic upset possible couldn’t make it happen again… conventional wisdom for the badly battered DeMarxists and their RINO allies, anyway. The rest of us weren’t convinced.
We watched the high tide of American disgust sweep across the communist-dominated Congress with grim satisfaction. Patriot groups across the nation immediately began consolidating conservative gains and planning for the next 2012 blowout. Yes, blow out. That’s what I said. I know I’m bucking most of the pundits by saying this.
All of the leftist Maobama propaganda machine can’t prop him up any longer. Despite all the fraudulent accounting practices, the illegal and patently unconstitutional acts of the present administration and its rubber-stamp sycophants of the DeMarxists in Congress, and the ever-compliant weasels of the Lame Stream Media, despite everything they can do and have done… they can’t make the sale to the American people. read more »
The first thing I learned from my military days was NEVER VOLUNTEER FOR ANYTHING. So what possessed me to accept the office of President of the Conservative Party (Florida)? Good question.
I was approached by CP-USA’s Chairman several months ago. Harold reached out to me after reading several of my blog posts trying to change a system that refuses not only to be changed but crucifies the responsible person. We discussed CP-USA and I informed him I was not only aware of the party but had reached out in the past to learn more and what its goals were political ballot registration. We ended the discussion with the promise of staying in touch.
Several months went by and my frustration and rage grew because of the maneuverings of the political powers that were manipulating the Republican Presidential primaries. I registered for the first time in my life (I have been a registered Independent since 1984) as a Republican to specifically vote for the candidate I felt best reflected my viewpoints. Before I could, however, they were eliminated from the race; not by voter choice but by unsubstantiated allegations and political backstabbing. read more »