The Public Employee Unions Debate Explained in a Nutshell

All last year, when the Democrats had majorities in both the House and the Senate, they did everything they could to avoid passing a budget.

They knew the national debt issues were going to bite them on the ass. They knew they’d have to do something about Social Security and MediCare, and other socialist entitlement programs that are broke and unsustainable.

It wasn’t until after they lost a huge number of elections in November that they finally decided to vote on the budget. They tried pulling a fast one during the lame duck session, by pushing as much of the far-left agenda as they could into the budget process, but even some Democrats finally said, No.

So, the Democrats punted the budget issue off onto the Republicans.

Now that the Republicans are making necessary cuts to the budget, in order to work toward a balanced budget, the Dems are screaming bloody murder. They increased the budget year after year, despite the fact that we have no money, and now claim the Republicans want to “cut” things.

They are making ridiculous assertions to the media in order to sway public opinion on the issue, because the Dems do not want the government to cut anything. The Democrats also punted in the hope that public opinion would go against the Republicans for doing what must be done.

Thus, we have come to the Democrats’ miscalculation regarding public employee unions.

When Obama keeps flushing tax payer dollars down the toilet to “create jobs,” what he’s doing is COSTING America even more money. Public sector jobs cost money to create and maintain, because the government takes American tax payer dollars to pay the salaries and benefits of public employees.

The public sector doesn’t produce anything. Thus, it doesn’t create wealth or generate revenue to ADD to the tax coffers. Instead, it drains the tax coffers, and, prevents money that might otherwise be in the private sector from being used to generate additional tax revenues.

Public sector union employees, on top of using tax monies to get paid, then pay a portion of those tax payer dollars to unions as “dues.” Guess where the majority of those dues monies go to? To re-elect Democrats who want the votes of public sector employees.

These union dues-elected Democrats then bash corporations as the bad guys in order to obfuscate the fact that the Dems in office secretly include pro-union policies and benefits into unrelated legislation. Over 97% of union dues spent on politics are used on Democrats. (Rather incestuous relationship, huh?) It has long been a cycle of enriching the unions and the Democrat Party, while screwing the tax payers.

Since he was elected, President Obama has blatantly rewarded his union campaign supporters with countless policies (the biggest of which is the Healthcare Law). There hasn’t been a bill proposed or passed in the last two years that hasn’t directly increased union power and benefits. In fact, unions have received exemptions from having to abide by Obamacare. The rest of us? No equal protection or application of the Law.

On top of the fact that public sector employee unions are adversarial against tax payers, they also have long promoted far-left ideology. This is bad for our culture for obvious reasons; not the least of which is the fact that self-avowed Communists make up the union leadership. The Constitution is a hindrance to their goals, and so, they financially-support many anti-American groups who actively work to subvert the Constitution. Obama HIMSELF has acted in an unconstitutional fashion on numerous occasions. His most current such act being when he declared that the DoJ will no longer defend the Defense of Marriage Act, because in Obama’s personal opinion, that law is “unconstitutional.”

So now that the public is aware of the far-left’s money train, and wants that train stopped, the Left is propagandizing the issues and doing what it always does: continue to grow its power base by entrenching themselves into the bureaucracy, and by buying the votes of those who work for the government.

Enough of this already. Public employee unions seek advantages for the employees they represent that other Americans don’t have, or come close to enjoying. In the case of Wisconsin public employees, for example, some get benefits that are three times as good as their public sector counterparts! That is incredible. Public employee unions promote the idea that it is morally acceptable for the folks they represent to greedily seek to be better off than other Americans (at those other Americans’ expense!).

THIS is the reason public employee unions are under attack. America is BROKE! We cannot afford these outrageous pension obligations and benefits. Nor should we have to. Not only are these current levels of benefits unsustainable, they are morally indefensible.

New Declaration of American Independence

In the face of decades of unmitigated evil perpetrated by our elected officials against The Constitution, the time has come, once again, for We the People to declare our independence from the tyranny of Oppressive Government.

Those elected officials and their minions who seek to rend our freedoms from us have demonstrated no intention to keep their vows to uphold The Constitution. They have also shown a callous disregard for the welfare of all of this nation’s legal citizens. Said elected representatives threaten us now with unsustainable spending and taxation. They also are attempting to dismantle our societal norms and institutions. In short, We the People are on the verge of being forced into tax slavery.

Anti-Constitutional ideologues in political office are attempting to enact their Progressive social philosophy, which has been proven time and again to be detrimental to American society; as well as an abject failure of political thought. Therefore, to our nationally-elected public officials, who have chosen to disregard our opinions and welfare: We formally renounce recognition of you as dutiful, legitimate representatives.

Your actions have spoken clearly and your intentions to betray our trust and your vows have been recognized just as clearly. Henceforth, you will no longer be allowed to feather your nests on the backs of the American People. There will be limits on your terms of service. There will be cuts to the benefits you have bestowed upon yourselves. You consider yourselves a protected and ennobled class, but you are mistaken. No one in America is better than anyone else. You are not aristocrats. You are not above the law. Your reign is over.

To the entrenched in Washington, D.C., members of both Parties that think We the People will continue to abide your manipulation: You, too, are also on notice. Those wealthy powers you serve will no longer be allowed to control, impoverish, and enslave us. We reject any form of tyranny from any source. We are free people with God-given rights that will no longer be infringed upon in the name of Progressivism or a New World Order.

We the People invoke the guidance of our Founding Fathers, and do hereby declare our intention to fight, if need be, against the vast, amoral cesspool that is Washington, D.C. We will use every weapon in our arsenal to cast off the yoke of your corruption. Come 2010, we will sweep as many of you from power as we are able. In 2012, we will rid ourselves of this anti-American Administration. If, after all this, you choose to continue to wage war against We the People, we will fight back. And, with our numbers reaching up into the hundreds of millions, you do not stand a chance of succeeding.

You will not be allowed to diminish the Sovereignty of the United States of America. You will not be allowed to open our borders to any more of those who refuse to assimilate and improve this country. You will not be allowed to force citizens to fund immoral and unconstitutional nationalized programs. In fact, we will disband agencies and repeal policies that do not demonstrate complete fidelity to the betterment of this country, and which do not operate in a cost-effective manner.

We are not your slaves. We are not cogs in a Big Government machine. Neither are we “Citizens of the World.” We are Americans. And we will not go under. We will fight and die to remain free. While you have chosen to renounce God and his blessings on our great nation, we proudly declare ourselves His children. We will return the Lord to his rightful place as moral center of our Society. We will no longer remain silent against the militant atheism that works in tandem with Progressivism to destroy America and the World.

Heed our warning: You started this war. We will end it. We will purge the evil influences of Progressivism from the soul of the body politic and reinstate patriotism and morality as cornerstones to the archways of our freedom. Abuses against the greater society by anti-American groups that constitute the minority of the population will no longer be ignored.

Individualism will ever remain integral to our society. However, we will vociferously challenge the legal and cultural perversions of our basic tenets by any minority, under any guise. This is America. Home of the Brave and Land of the Free. Not, Cradle of the Dependent and Grave of the Enslaved. Through faith and lawful endeavors, we will be free once more. We will be great again. And, we will not fail.

This is our Declaration.

If I Were King of the Foreeeest!

Does running a country with over 300 million citizens really need to be so complicated?

It seems to me that if every capable adult was responsible for his or herself, and if every community was responsible for itself, and if every city were responsible for its citizens, then every state in our union should have no difficulty running its affairs. In such a case, running the country would be fairly easy.

Instead, we have CHILDREN running things. We have petty squabbling and envious backstabbing, and power mad manipulation. And this from our LEADERS! The folks we are supposed to look up to and respect for their wisdom. And, a great number of these “leaders” are actively dumbing down the populace and instilling in their constituents a sense of helplessness, entitlement, and irresponsibility.

I’m just a simple man (Literally. I have the attention span of a gnat, so my wife can only tell me to do one thing at a time, or I will get distracted along the way and forg- SQUIRREL!). But, even with my overcharged mind and moderate education, I now believe even I could run this country. And, I could run it better than any blue-blooded Harvard graduate with Bilderburger connections. I mean, seriously, look at Obama. He is absolutely awful. ANYONE could do a better job.

So, what would I do? Glad you asked. If I were President,  the very first thing I’d do is to always speak honestly and directly. I’d throw in a metaphor every once in a while, but I’d make sure that anything I had to say was worth taking the time to listen to.

Also, Political Correctness be damned. Responsible people want to hear the truth. They don’t want leaders who dance around their answers to questions or who are afraid to speak their minds.  Pandering to race baiters and grievance mongers who will whine about anything and everything anyway is condescending and just a waste of time.

Soon after taking office, I would support the introduction of a bill in the House that would depoliticize the Department of Education. We would design a national curricula that promoted thorough understanding of our history, as well as, the premier teaching of math and sciences, and of literacy. Any States where teachers’ unions uses member dues to fund political expenditures (such as television, radio, and print ads that misrepresent facts and issues, and which specifically support candidates of a particular party), would be restricted from receiving national education funds.

I would seek to streamline the IRS and implement a national Fair Tax where citizens are taxed 10% across the board. Incentives for transitioning from poverty to a livable state would be offered in the form of job training education. Welfare would remain workfare, and only legal citizens of this nation would be eligible to receive it.

As a matter of course, I’d require every lobbyist who came to Washington and met with ANY politician, aide, or staffer to first sign in with a Congressional clerk. Those records would immediately be made available to the public. Within one week, that information would be displayed via the Congressional web site.

As President, I’d propose and later sign House- and Senate-approved bills that would do the following:

  1. During election campaigns, any television, Internet, or radio commercial that disseminates lies and misrepresentations of fact to the American people would subject candidates to significant fines. The offending candidate would need to immediately apologize to the American public for attempting to defraud them.
  2. Make it against the Constitution for congressmen and women to vote on any bill they haven’t read. An affidavit would need to be signed by each of those who intend to vote yes on the bill. During a vote, absolutely no vote buying and undue influence negotiations would be allowed. All members would be required to remain silent until it is their turn to cast a vote. No last minute speeches would be allowed.
  3. Any proposed bills would need to be focused on a single issue only; with absolutely no pork or unrelated amendments allowable. Only amendments that modify procedure and implementation of the bill would be allowable; as long as they are relevant. The names of the politicians who attach amendments would immediately become public knowledge.
  4. The language of all bills introduced and passed would need to be written so that the average American with at least a high school level education could understand it. Legalese could be attached as appendices, as long as the language in the main body of the bill is clear to begin with.
  5. Any bills introduced in the House would be required to be available for public review for no less than one month before it could be voted on. The same for the Senate.
  6. No one party could manipulate the House and Senate rules to grant themselves an advantage by denying the opposing party members reasonable opportunities to debate issues and to represent their constituents.
  7. During session, any Majority or Minority Speaker who knowingly misinforms or lies to the American public, in contravention of documented fact, would be stripped of their position, and would be subject to criminal prosecution for breaking their oath to uphold the Constitution.
  8. Absolutely NO national business could occur behind closed door sessions, unless national security depended on it. In the event that national security issues are leaked and reported by the media, the person(s) responsible for the leak would be subject to criminal prosecution for treason.
  9. All representatives and senators would be required to maintain a Washington-based web site that allows constituents to post comments about issues and votes, and to ask questions. A reasonable number of questions must be answered by the Congressperson (or by designated aides responding on his or her behalf) within a month of their posting. Should any sitting Congressperson fail to maintain their site and respond consistently with their constituents, this information will be made public both in Washington and in the politician’s home state.
  10. ALL agencies and departments of the federal government would have six months to prepare their operational budgets for auditing. Those found to be operating inefficiently would be given six months to comply with written goals, or face restaffing.  Agencies and departments found to be unnecessary or obsolete would be immediately disbanded. The results of all audits and actions taken would be made available to the public, except when doing so would harm national security.

Three words, people: Rule. of. Law. Federal immigration laws would immediately be enforced. Absolutely no Amnesty. If corrupt politicians in Mexico who are beholden to drug lords and Reconquista organizations get upset, I don’t care. As President, I would uphold my Constitutional vow. I would back up our military, border patrol, and national guard; as any good Commander in Chief should do.

The Department of Energy would be depoliticized and be freer to pursue any rational and reasonable alternative energy sources. Interference by EPA and lobbyists would be scrutinized and resolved expeditiously in order to prevent unnecessary delays from potential junk science concerns.

Health care would be open to free market competition among private insurance companies and care providers. In the event of catastrophic illness or trauma care, citizens would be covered 100% by the U.S. government. Short of that, health care costs would need to be covered by citizens’ own insurance plans and deductibles.

As far as foreign policy is concerned, I would publicly denounce any actions perpetrated by a world leader or regime against their citizens. I would not recognize illegitimate governments, nor would I ever allocate tax payer monies to bribe, assuage, or aid them. I would push for immediate dismantling of the United Nations on American soil. We would quit membership and immediately cease any and all funding for that organization.

I most certainly would NEVER denigrate or weaken the image of this nation, and I would powerfully defend its honor and safety against false claims or threats by our enemies.

I’d advocate reassertion of States’ Rights. I would assist in weakening central government by relinquishing responsibility for governing those things that are the purview of State Government; as outlined in the Constitution, and as intended by our Framers (based on their writings).

Finally, I’d promote a national program, in conjunction with state agencies, to educate our citizens about our national history and heritage, our system of government, and their civil rights. I would treat adult citizens like adults, and I would personally lead by example the character traits that I would like our children to develop.

So, if you’re still with me, THAT’S what I would do if I were President, and THAT is what I wish the next Conservative President of the United States would strive to accomplish.

NOTE: I clarified certain sections that confused readers. Those changes have been incorporated into the body of the text above.

Get Rid of the Old White Guys in the GOP!

Dear Lord. I think I may agree with race-baiting liberals on one thing: the old white guys in the GOP absolutely suck.

Anytime I start to feel hope that the GOP is starting to get its shit together, they sneak up behind me and pull out my chair. One old white guy after another has been publicly trashing Conservatives and Rush Limbaugh. Senator Cornyn (R-TX), chairman of the National Republican Senatorial Committee, is the latest. He had some mighty serious words to say about Newt Gingrich and Rush Limbaugh, in regards to the confirmation debate about Sonia Sotomayer:

“Neither one of these men are elected Republican officials. I just don’t think it’s appropriate. I certainly don’t endorse it. I think it’s wrong.”

Why did he say this? Because both Newt and Rush have not minced words and have called Obama’s nominee for a seat on the Supreme Court, a racist. Based on her own words and attitude, she apparently is. Yet, what is Cornyn’s take on what Sotomayer said in several instances, and how she plans on judging?

“We are all a product of our upbringing and who we are, and I think it’s a fact people do have different backgrounds, but I don’t think those backgrounds ought to determine what the law is.”

I completely agree, Senator. But, whoo-eee, aren’t you the tough talker when it comes to trashing people who are essentially on your side. When it comes to standing up FIRMLY, COURAGEOUSLY, and WITHOUT CONPUNCTION against the single-most dangerous person to hold the seat of the Presidency, well… Then, you are timid and hesitant.

Your duty, sir, as is the duty of every Republican, is to fight as publicly as possible against the unconstitutional excesses of Barack Hussein Obama.

This includes taking Sotomayer to task in the most strenuous possible manner, in order to prevent the usurpation of the rule of law by extremists. Sotomayer, by her associations with extremist organizations (like La RAZA), by her mediocre record of jurisprudence, her questionable temperament, and by her expressed intentions on how she will judge, does not deserve to be confirmed.

But, instead of forcefully doing your duty, you forcefully deride two high profile Conservative individuals (and the MILLIONS of people they represent).

That demonstrates poor judgment on your part, sir. So, I hold little hope that you and the rest of the old white guys running things in Washington will ever catch a clue.

Therefore, we want you OUT. Come next election cycle, you and your pals are going to not only fight the Donks, but We the People, as well. It’s looooong past time we cleaned house in Congress.

It’s time to sweep away the old white guys and bring in the YOUNG white guys (as  well as, the young brown and black and yellow and plaid guys, and gals).

UPDATE:

Now Senator Jeff Sessions is decrying  Rush, et al.

“I will not use that kind of language [“racist”]. These people out there are not party officials. They are not Republican officials.”

This type of kowtowing is exactly why the GOP is bent over a barrel by the Donks.

GET RID OF THE OLD, WHITE MEN!

Pssst: We Really Lost the Cold War

The Congressional Democrats have ripped off their patriotic masks and revealed themselves as the communists that they are. No longer is this America, Land of the Free. Now, if they have their way, it is Amerika, Land of Nationalized Everything.

“Obscene Profits!” Hmmm… aren’t Americans supposed to be free to work hard, pursue their happiness ( presumably obscene profits), and grow their wealth? Or, is that no longer going to be allowed by the fascists in Socialists’ clothing?

It is apparent the Wall may have fallen, but the Communist operatives in America have succeeded in doing through infiltration and subversion what the Soviet Union failed to do with the actual use of missiles: The radical takeover of our Congress and Judicial system.

Calls for nationalization of our health care system by Clinton, of the oil industry by Maxine Waters, and Maurice Hinchley, are outright anti-American. But, the good news is, the more these radicals push for nationalization, the more Republicans in Congress and The House will grow some balls and really start pushing for new drilling. Right? Right..?

If they don’t, WE will have to. Someone’s got to stop the commies and their legal arm, the ACLU, from taking over this country. I will give them this, their takeover has been semi-bloodless; though Democrats’ collusion with Al Qaeda to prolong the Iraqi War by bitching about “Failure” HAS increased the number of lost American lives.

The question now is: Will Americans recognize the enemy within for who it is before it is too late.

 

Why Do Congressional Democrats (and RINOs) Hate America?

I cannot understand how the liberal minds works. It claims to be patriotic (that is, if hating and deriding your nation is the definition of patriotism), yet it seeks the nation’s demise. Such crazy logic cannot be understood by rational members of society. So, perhaps, that is why I have failed to this point to undertsand the motives of our Congress.

Their hatred for America is so palpable, that you can feel it radiating from both chambers (primarily from the Senate). These demi-Aristocrats must really think they are above contempt. Guess what, guys and dolls: You aren’t! Nor are you above the Law. And, no, you are NOT THE Law, either. You only make the laws – based on what the People demand, not based on your personal agenda.

The fact that politicians do not recognize pork as the manifest corruption that it is proves they are the ones out of touch with reality. With their great wealth, they insulate themselves from the pain we average folk feel from high food, energy, and fuel prices. How nice for them.

Obama’s lofty yet specious rhetoric exemplifies politicians’ views of us: that we are simpletons they can bribe and lie to in order to remain in power. No one should wield such authority in our nation. Not even the President can or should have that type of callous, unbridled power.

Yet, here we are again, with ANOTHER energy bill defeated by the Environmentalist-Terrorist-beholdened Democrats. With the help of a number of intellectually-dishonest Republicans who are really just Democrats who have infiltrated the GOP, the Democrats in the Senate are determined to drag our country down to Third-World status.

No drilling. No new refineries. No new mining. No action. Only inertia. Until AFTER the elections, I bet. THEN, we will have no new drilling, no new mining, no new refineries. Only their much vaunted “progress” into a economically-devastated, Socialist utopia.

To say that I loathe Boxer, Feinstein, Reid, Pelosi, and the rest of the liars in Congress is an understatement. Why? Because they are Unamerican Americans.

They seek to deprieve us of our freedoms and our rights. All in the service of converting America into a failed European clone. Well, I am angry as hell, and I’m not going to take it anymore!

They CANNOT take away my freedom of speech, no matter how many Hate Speech laws they legislate. They CANNOT keep me under their thumbs and force me to ‘alter my lifestyle’ because of the myth of Global Warming. They CANNOT take away my guns, nor can they take away my ability to compete in a Free Market so that I can pursue happiness.

THEY CANNOT! I will not let them.

I have never been arrested in my life. I have never demonstrated, and I have never committed an act of civil disobedience. But I will say this, if things do not change, and SOON, these pieces of offal prancing about in our halls of Office will find themselves underseige.

Common, law-abiding citizens as myself will spend the time and money necessary to march on Washington and demand they vacate the premises. WE are the ones in charge of this nation. WE are the power. And, we will find ourselves forced to take action in order to save our Union. Because WE love our nation. We understand that The Constitution is a precious instrument that must be actively preserved.

The Socialist subversives who currently taint our legislatures must be purged. Enact Term Limits. Prosecute criminals who break their oaths to uphold The Constitution, and who betray the security of this fine country. If there are laws against fraud, there need to be laws against politicians who willfully lie and deceive Americans during campaigns and while in office.

For, they do not just serve their constituencies. They serve ALL Americans. And, for the past forty years, they haven’t been cutting it! With precious few exceptions, our ‘leaders’ have failed us. Especially the Democrats; who seem driven by only one goal: to regain complete control over us.

Well, I won’t have it. I want control over THEM. Get rid of lobbyists, get rid of the PR firms, and the sycophants, and, most especially, GET RID OF THE LIBERAL-BIASED MEDIA!

Both our Congress and our Media are oppressing us. Liberals keep threatening to reenact the Fairness Doctrine. Well, I say, let’s do it! Because there is nothing fair about a citizenry being propagandized to, manipulated, and condescended to by people who are supposed to be informing us of the TRUTH.

Now, I don’t know how we can accomplish these things. That is part of the frustration. I do know that I am LESS FREE NOW than I was when I was a child just thirty-odd years ago. In one generation, we have lost much. What will happen if we allow things to continue? I have three children. Will they be ‘allowed’ to freely travel about this nation as they wish? Will they be ‘allowed’ to have more than one child? Will they be ‘allowed’ to think their own thoughts?

Will I be ‘allowed’ to type my own thoughts after the next elections?

With the messianic Obama as our next President, and his disaffected wife at his side, I fear I may not. It may take them a couple of years, but based on their own words, I do not doubt they will try to suppress dissent.

If they try, though, I and others will rise up and declare, “You cannot take away my God-given freedoms in the name of Tolerance! And, you cannot destroy this country without a fight! You can try, but to accomplish your ultimate goals, you’ll first have to pry our freedoms, and our guns, from our cold, dead hands!’