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Public Sector Unions are a Money Laundering Operation for the Democrat Party

Plainly and simply, that is why Public Sector Unions exist: to launder money from the American taxpayer to the Democrat Party.

Via the Maha Rushie: Governor Scott Walker Isn’t Caving

Also, this from The Tatler: “State Rep. Nick Milroy is the Democratic state representative from Wisconsin’s 73rd assembly district.” He was on the radio. One of the hosts “pointed out that union membership was split by their votes in 2010, 49% for Democrats and 47% for Republicans, nearly an even split.” But, despite the fact that union members vote almost 50-50 Republican-Democrat, unions donated 93% of their total contributions to Democrats.” Only 7% to Republicans, yet half of the union members vote Republican. So there’s quite a disparity. Union members vote 50-50, essentially, but 93% of their dues goes to Democrats. “The question was asked if the assemblyman could understand why Republicans were not in favor of having tax payer funded dues go to fund Democrat campaigns? The assemblyman contended that public employees can opt out of the unions. But when pressed about how even those that opt out must pay union dues, the assemblyman suggested that those people that didn’t want to be part of a union could find other work.”

He said if people don’t like paying union dues that are used to support Democrat candidates they can always get another job. So be it. That’s your choice. If you don’t like the way your union dues is being spent, quit the union, get another job. If people don’t like paying dues that are used to support Democrat candidates they can always get another job. Notice how this is a one-way street. And how about these union members voting for Republicans getting literally no representation whatsoever for their donations? Zilch, zero, nada. Of course the point here is not quitting, people don’t like paying union dues. That’s not the point. The point is what about the taxpayers who don’t like paying the dues? Because that’s who’s paying the dues.

Can we go through this again? What we have here is a money laundering operation. You have public sector employees. They are members of public unions. These public unions support Democrats 95% to 100% of the time with money. Who pays the salaries of state unionized employees? Taxpayers do. Not some evil CEO fat cat. Joe Six-Pack. Joe the Plumber. Whoever it is, Mary the Riveter. These people living in Wisconsin, their taxes hire and pay the salaries of public sector unions which are already twice as high as what they make. Then, the dues from these union workers go to the Democrat Party. So the dues originate in the wages earned by private citizens. So it’s Joe Six-Pack and Joe the Plumber and all the other taxpayers in Wisconsin whose money is going to the Democrat Party via a money laundering operation through the unions. That’s what’s happening, pure and simple. That’s the real question. That’s what’s going on.

March 10, 2011 , 1:01AM Posted by | Democrats, Economy, Liberalism, Socialism, Unions | Comments Off

We are in a Classic Debt Spiral from Which There is Probably no Escape

CHANGE! Gotta love liberalism.

Via Monty at AoSHQ: DOOM, Served Hot Off the Grill

Read this link and weep. We are in a classic debt spiral from which there is probably no escape. The mandatory spending numbers will never go down, and debt-service will eat ruthlessly away at the remaining portion of the federal budget. (Most of the states are in the same fiscal boat.) Pretty soon, our government will exist to do two things only: send out welfare checks, and pay the vig on our mind-boggling debt.

And even our debt, formerly considered a safe haven by nearly everyone in the world, ain’t what it used to be. This is why our borrowing costs are going up… way up. Pull quote:

The major entitlement programs — Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid — other “mandatory” spending, national defense, and interest on the debt make up more than 80 percent of federal spending.

[ … ] We cannot tax our way out of this hole. We cannot grow our way out economically. We cannot use demographics to work our way out over time (in fact, we’re barely maintaining a replacement rate of reproduction as it is, and most of that reproducing is among the least productive of our citizenry).

We cannot vote the problem away. The only solution that would really work — draconian cuts to entitlement programs and a serious effort to pay down the national debt — would require a level of austerity that few Americans have the stomach for. This means that a political solution to this problem is also pretty much impossible. There is no political solution to this dilemma because neither the citizens nor the politicians are willing to do what is necessary. (Nor is it simply a Democrat/GOP divide. As we have all seen in the Social Security threads I and others have posted, even many conservatives bristle when faced with cuts to their own programs.)

Example: all liberals, and even many conservatives, quail at the harshness of the so-called “Ryan Roadmap”, and insist that it’s not “politically doable”. Well, guess what? The Ryan roadmap is the best attempt by a politician I’ve seen so far at solving this problem — and it barely scratches the surface. Even if every single one of its reforms were adopted right now, it probably would take decades for us to get back on an even fiscal keel. And I don’t think we have that kind of time.

We lost this battle when the debate stopped being about whether the government should provide a gigantic welfare state, and began to be about how we would fund it.

Remember this, if you remember nothing else: it will never be any easier or cheaper to fix this problem than it is right now. The longer we wait, the more catastrophic the outcome will be. If we will not impose discipline on ourselves, the market will do it for us.

Meanwhile, Obama goes golfing and Democrats, instead of doing the business of the people they were elected to do, decide to run and hide from their States and refuse to participate in representative government.  All the while, liberals (ie public sector unions who only care about themselves), instead of working to save the nation, work to destroy the nation and harass with vulgarity and violence the few people who are working to try to right the ship.

CHANGE!

March 10, 2011 , 12:41AM Posted by | Communism, Economy, Liberalism, Socialism, Taxes | Comments Off

Barack Obama Paid for, Organized, and is Putting on the Wisconsin Riot

CHANGE! Civility!

This is what you get when you vote for President a Saul Alinsky- and Billy Ayers-trained community agitator whose core ideology comes from socialism, communism, Marxism and Black Liberation Theology.

Via AoSHQ: Goverment Workers’ Nuclear Response: They’re Going to Prevent the Assembly From Entering the Capitol?

So, via Instapundit, the unions have taken the building and apparently intend to hold it hostage.

At Hot Air, video of the chaos.

Ominous warning from Ann Althouse’s husband, who’s at the building, and telling people to stay away:

“ANYBODY CAN GET IN AND ANYBODY CAN BRING ANYTHING IN. THERE IS ABSOLUTELY NO SECURITY WHATEVER.”

They’ve already broken doors and windows. Next up will be the actual deaths, or burning the building down.

Michael Moore has declared “war” so, as Instapundit says, the era of “civility” is officially over, in case you were unsure.

[TEA Party] peaceful protests — consisting of, at worse, jeering and hooting officials — were deemed terroristic threats and their actual violent hijackings of public buildings and calls for “war” are, what?

One more point borrowed from Mr. Althouse:

“Barack Obama paid for, organized, and is putting on this riot.”

Community organizer in chief.

March 10, 2011 , 12:04AM Posted by | Barack Obama, Economy, Leftist Groups, Socialism, Unions | 10 Comments

   

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