Monday, September 6, 2010

The First Monday In September

Labor Day. Where services like garbage collection get the day off if only to make it up on the weekend.

Other services have the day off completely. But does the DMV really need the Labor Day off? They already get a 9 - 5 working break for their normal day.

More about unions and how the public sector unions (read, government workers) are growing.

[T]hey've been soaring in the public sector. Last year, for the first time, the number of unionized public employees exceeded the number of unionized private workers -- 7.9 million to 7.4 million.

Now, since the country has five times as many private jobs as public ones, this was possible only because the public unionization rate (37.4 percent) was more than five times higher than the private one (7.2 percent).

Another big difference: The average federal worker is compensated at $123,000 a year, including $42,000 in benefits -- more than twice what the average private worker gets. (State and local government employees don't do as well, but still beat private-sector pay.)

And these days a public job is a lot more likely to be truly a 9 to 5 affair than a private one.

I don't know if Obama was born in the US or abroad and I don't care. Part of the reason why he doesn't show his birth certificate is to marginalize those demanding to see it. But his behavior is very un-American. Case in point: Barack reported the United States to the United Nations Commission on Human Rights because some states have right to work laws and can't organize into unions. To me that's a feature, not a bug.



Stuart Varney embodies the American spirit more than Barack Hussain Obama ever has.

And yet even more union corruption. Enough to grind my teeth down to nubs. They say they are for the little guy. They say they are for the working man. But why is it the higher ups keep on lining their pockets at the expense of the membership?

Michelle Malkin has even more about unions and thugs. But I repeat myself.

And that's enough time spent on unions.

Cynthia Tucker: Slicing atoms with a mental hammer. It's not the color of Obama's skin but the nature of his policies.

I'll leave the last word for Nick Gillespie at Reason were he sums up Glenn Beck's Restoring Honor rally at the Lincoln Memorial.

4. The attendees saw a continuity between George Bush and Barack Obama, spendthrift and ineffectual Republicans and Democrats. To me, this was the most interesting aspect of the crowd. There were definitely more Republicans than Democrats (who may have been missing almost totally), but virtually everyone we talked with identified as an independent. Who was fed up with the past decade, really, not just the past 18 or so months of Obama.

2 comments:

  1. You don't care? Shame on you. America has the right to demand it and that thing in our Oval Office has the DUTY to produce it. You have the duty to demand it as well. The point now is that he and all who know he is a fraud are to be forced to face their bosses (The People)and be held accountable for their part in this fraud. If you raise a family that way where no one follows the rules of the house you no longer are a family but a house of anarchists.

    NO WAY is obama (lower case for a reason. only honorable names gets the caps) our president but only a usurper. Your comment was shamefully naive and dangerous.

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  2. Like I said.. It's a way for the MFM and Obama to marginalize their opposition as cranks.

    It is an issue but as of right now, I don't think it's a winning issue. Especially when there are much more valid points to be made into political hay with the economy, jobs.. Pretty much his entire domestic and foreign policy.

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