My 401K is down 40%, my employer just cut the match; and it looks like I may have work until I’m 70 years old. I also pay for pensions to public employees who retired in their 50s.
I don’t have enough money to go on vacation this year, but I paid my share of the federal [...]
These People Are Disgusting…
The far left is using a woman’s suicide to attack Governor Scott Walker.
The Progressive, a liberal website in Wisconsin, reported this week that a Wisconsin teacher committed suicide because of Governor Scott Walker’s union bill. The website says she was “distraught” to learn that she was going to have to pay [...]
From The Courier Post:
John Willliamson, president of the union representing Camden’s police officers, said he and his members would be at the meeting whether they were invited or not.
“We will be there,” he said. “Camden City needs Camden police officers. As far as firefighters, same thing.
“We know the city, we know the people and we [...]
From the Associated Press:
Wisconsin lawmakers voted Thursday to strip nearly all collective bargaining rights from the state’s public workers, ending a heated standoff over labor rights and delivering a key victory to Republicans who have targeted unions in efforts to slash government spending nationwide.
The state’s Assembly passed Gov. Scott Walker’s explosive proposal 53-42 without any [...]
From Badger 14 blog:
According to a report on the Althouse blog this morning, it appears that Cory Mason, a Democrat member of the Assembly (or a member of his staff) is Wisconsin’s Benedict Arnold — the person who last night forced open a ground-floor window (all of them had been bolted shut as a security measure) and allowed a few [...]
The world is backwards. It should be the taxpayers striking in the streets of Wisconsin. But, private sector taxpayers can’t afford to take a day off, let alone a week. Doesn’t that say everything? Only government employees with their powerful unions, lifetime job security, short work-weeks, loads of sick days, nonstop holidays, early retirement, and [...]
Well, this last week has been yet another shining example of our public sector employees at work. The unions have overreached by such a wide margin that they can no longer cross back over their self-made chasm. To all of you folks at BigGovernment, I ask you this; please just keep giving them rope. [...]
The Democratic/government-union days of rage in Madison, Wis., are a disgrace. Wisconsin congressman Paul Ryan calls it Cairo coming to Madison. But the protesters in Egypt were pro-democracy. The government-union protesters in Madison are anti-democracy; they are trying to prevent a vote in the legislature. In fact, Democratic legislators themselves are fleeing the state so [...]
Charlie Gasparino in today’s New York Post:
The municipal-bond market is in crisis, with prices fall ing and investors running for cover — and for good reason.
Munis — bonds sold by states, cities, counties and other localities to finance government operations — are in trouble because the Ponzi scheme of Big Government is coming unglued. The [...]
Speaker Pelosi is calling the 435 House members to DC next week for the purpose of spending another $26 billion we don’t have. We were on a six week hiatus, and members had scattered to the four corners of the Earth.
Speaker Pelosi and President Obama have already spent $3.6 trillion on “stimulus,” so [...]
From The Hill:
Speaker Nancy Pelosi threw lawmakers’ summer plans into chaos Wednesday, announcing the House will interrupt its six-week recess and return to Washington next week to act on Medicaid and education funding for states.
Pelosi (D-Calif.) announced the news via Twitter, saying, “I will be calling the House back into session early next week to [...]
Baghdad and Kabul? No – The Most Dangerous Place in the World is Between the Teachers Unions and the Public Trough
The American public education system is going the way of the auto companies and just like the $17.4 billion American taxpayers forked over to bail out outrageous employee contracts and spineless spending decisions of management, labor unions are hoping their allies in Congress will throw them a lifeline.
The difference, of course, is that prior to [...]
From today’s San Francisco Chronicle:
Despite record high membership and dues, and years of unparalleled clout in state capitols, public-sector unions find themselves on the defensive, desperately trying to hold onto past gains in the face of a skeptical press and angry voters. So far has the zeitgeist shifted against them that on one recent [...]