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Sunday, February 20, 2011

Love on the Rocks?

Is the liberal love affair with Obama beginning to tremble and crack? Have they tasted a dose of reality? Do they really think that the President of the United States should send his army of political/community organizers to Wisconsin to try and topple a governor who is working to save jobs - including teachers - from lay-off?
No, I'm not suggesting that the SEIU thugs that were bussed in love the source of their funding any less. And, I'm not suggesting that many Wisconsin state workers have the maturity to see the handwriting on the wall.

Governor Scott Walker proposed that state employee wage increases be indexed to the rate of inflation unless approved in a voter referendum. Public employees could opt out of paying union dues after current contracts expire, with dues no longer collected automatically. (the unions tremble) State workers will have to increase contributions to their pensions to 5.8 percent of salary, and double contributions to health insurance premiums to 12.6 percent of salary. The plan calls for raising appropriations for prisons and the Medicaid program, which is underfunded by $153 million, while making changes to the health insurance program for the poor. It also calls for selling the state's heating plants.



Iowa Democrats are trying to block similar efforts there where their state faces equally ominous economic forecasts. Ohio is following Wisconsin in an effort to curb run-away public employee unions. The word that keeps coming up is UNSUSTAINABLE. Crazed liberal whack jobs rant but there are a lot of liberals who see the handwriting on the wall, and they will vote too. Bringing balance to a system that has tipped too far is essential to saving the states and saving the nation.

Nobody expects Obama (deeply into the pockets of the unions) to do anything but be unpresidential (what's new?).

Wisconsin joins many states in the union who are running vast deficits and constitutional mandates to balance their budgets. The unions may howl, but ultimately voters from across the spectrum will decide the fate of government union workers and of the unions themselves. The public will have to increase taxes to unheard of levels or to reduce COSTS. It's not rocket science.



9 comments:

  1. Once this happens, state by state, one by one, we can target the bloated federal rolls.

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  2. Hey, Obama's probably trying to organize Wisconsin's community.

    The Dems' actions show them to be childish and poor at math.

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  3. There's only one conservative way to decrease deficits - cut costs. There are simply too many liberal Democrats and Republicans who would love to argue in favor of raising taxes to pay off the messes they've created.

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  4. Euripides - I hope that the voters make their wishes known. I think the situation requires drastic measures - and politicians need to tackle entitlements rather than dithering on the matter.

    Chickelit - There's a lot of pork at the state levels, but the feds eclipse that.

    Opus - There are liberals who are coming around and see that there is no way out of our situation without deep cuts.

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  5. It's nice to think that Obama's arrogance may well be the key to dismantling the Left's political machine.

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  6. As Obama issued what must be the most insane budget ever issued last week and then followed it with open faced lies defending it, it only stands to reason that he or his minions are in fact behind the corrupt practices as evidenced by the organizing and bussing in of pro union rabble rousers. As We can be sure this man doesn't even understand the meaning of the word "Presidential" one must assume he will work behind the scenes to thwart the people who have had enough with run away spending, etc.

    Nickie is correct. with any luck, his open arrogance, lies and hostility that he shows every day to basic American Ideals will hopefully be his downfall

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  7. The union cry is "Tax the rich, and make them pay their fair share." Bunch of freeloading bastards!

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  8. Odie, Nickie and Joetote, I'm thinking that we need to form a blogging union. If they don't agree to our demands, we STRIKE. ;^)

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  9. LOL!!! Not much more I can say on that one!

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