These unions get us coming and going. Morning Bell at the Heritage Foundation says that the teacher’s “sick-in” could cost Wisconsin taxpayers up to $6million. A story from MacIver Institute, explains how much these work absences will cost the state, thanks to “doctors” who are signing work excuses to protesters on the picket lines. No one knows how many of these “doctors” are even genuinely licensed.
The unions are doing nothing but alienating public opinion. Those of us in the private sector are watching this and seeing how much these folks will be getting in pensions and we aren’t liking it. And we are liking less, the protesters when they are asked to shoulder a little of the burden that we have had to carry for years. So, I say keep it up. Membership in unions is declining (it’s under 11% of the work force now) and they aren’t doing anything positive for their cause.
I have to ask: how smart is it to take your spring break in Mexico or go hiking along the Iranian border or to sail your yacht along the coast of Somalia? I mean, seriously.
I hope the Republicans who voted with the Democrats on the budget last week have some kind of good explanation for doing so. Some of those defecting to the dark side were Tea Party candidates and all of them ran on budget cuts and repealing ObamaCare, when they were elected last November. This is highly disappointing. And sure does make me question my faith in the party.
And then there’s this:
For 50 years, Democrats have harbored traitors, lost wars, lost continents to communism, hobnobbed with the nation’s enemies, attacked America’s allies, and counseled retreat and surrender. Or as they call it, ‘foreign policy.’ As Joe McCarthy once said, if liberals were merely stupid, the laws of probability would dictate that at least some of their decisions would serve America’s interests.” –columnist Ann Coulter
But we know that none of their decisions have served America. . .
A born and raised liberal New York Jew, gives you less than an hour of how he learned liberals are wrong and and why their thinking is Anti-American. If you want to understand what moral relativism really means, he ezplains it very well.
This is excellent! If you have some time, please listen.
“After 9/11 I realized my fellow liberals really DID hate America” :
It’s their goal to “leave us nothing else to believe in” :
“Indoctrinated into a cult of indiscriminate-ness” and this is moral relativism by another name :
“If one mans terrorist is another mans freedom fighter, can we at least agree that they must be fighting for FREEDOM?” :
Well Nancy, you passed the bill and we will be finding out for months what’s in it – what you and your party has done to us. You know, we the folks who all make less than $250K/year?
Steve Moore of the WSJ said in a Heritage speech in Michigan last month that as of January 1, we will see the largest tax increase in this nations history. Capital gains will go up to over 20% from 15%. Dividend tax will increase from 15% to 43%. That is almost triple. He said that this will mean no dividends will be paid to investors. Microsoft paid out $40billion dollars in dividends in ’05, the largest in history and when asked about this Bill Gates stated it was because of the Bush tax cuts. That won’t be happening again for a long while.
How will this affect those folks with 401K’s? Many working people in this country have those accounts through their employers.
Business taxes go up from 35% to 40%. That means less, or almost no, new business development and investment. Moore said that 2 out of 3 of those people who will be hit the hardest with these tax increases all own, operate or invest in small businesses. These are the job creators – or should I say, were the job creators.
But the most dramatic increase will be the return of the death tax – from zero to 55%, literally overnight. (Bernie Saunders (socialist VT) wants that increase to be 65%!) The effect this will have on family businesses and family owned farms will be devastating. The idea – the American dream – of having a business or farm to leave to our children is now a thing of the past. They will have to be sold to pay the taxes! How un-American and patently absurd is this? And how many times does our money have to be taxed? By the time of death, that money has already been taxed a multitude of times.
All of this was hidden in the ObamaCare bill.
Before December 31st, there will be a huge stock sell-off. And after January 1st, unemployment will rise. You don’t have to be an economist to figure this out. Call me cynical but I’d also be interested in knowing if there’s an increase deaths before December 31.
These people have to be voted out in November and then we have to pray that from November until the new Congress come in, that the democrats don’t push through all kinds of crap during the lame-duck session.