Archive for June, 2012

Listening to Democrat operatives and Barack Obama himself prattle on regarding the importance of “not” returning to the failed policies of the Bush years is puzzling.  Observing the sycophant Globalist media pundits unquestioningly reiterate these same fatuous words is nothing short of astonishing.  Why on earth would the Obama Administration or some pundit be concerned about returning to the policies of George W. Bush?  The Obama Administration has never left the Bush policies – not even for a minute.  There is no need to “return”.  They’ve always been there.  Obama has not only followed the Bush policies consistently, but has in some cases significantly enhanced them.  Where exactly is this change we heard about incessantly throughout 2008?

Obama accused Bush of being fiscally irresponsible and unpatriotic for initiating tarp and adding $500 billion dollars to the U.S. deficit over an eight-year period.  The Obama Administration then promptly added 400% more than Bush did in just three short, but expensive years.  Where’s the change?

Obama pilloried W for bailing out big banks – as he should have, though as a U.S. Senator he voted for it.  Under the Obama Administration the Fed has now extended more than $2 trillion to the same Fed controlled banks.  Obama has made Bush look like a small time piker.  The partial Fed audit finally obtained by Congressman Ron Paul and others shows another $15 trillion U.S. dollars totally unaccounted for by the Fed since the Obama Administration took control.  I don’t care who you are – that there’s a lot of money.  Where did that money go?  Where’s the change?

Obama campaigned on pulling out of Iraq and Afghanistan.  His Administration promptly re-upped Bush’s top commander, tripled the number of troops in Afghanistan and has made believe it’s pulled out of Iraq.  The U.S. is still very much in Iraq using many thousands of so-called”private contractors” rather than official military personnel.  The lives are still being lost;  the money is still being wasted – just from different pots so it’s politically palatable to the uninformed.  Where is the change?

Obama was apoplectic over the injustice of Guantanamo Bay and the “advanced” interrogation of prisoners.  We still have Guantanamo Bay and Obama has expanded the practice of “rendition” to other countries where prisoners are not merely interrogated using advanced procedures, but are outright tortured.  Under Obama’s propaganda curtain we are not permitted to interrogate one truly evil terrorist; but it’s perfectly acceptable to employ drones to “kill” them along with innocent civilians.  How many children have brutally lost their arms, their legs and/or their families as collateral damage when a “terrorist” is eliminated by a drone attack while attending mosque or some family function?  Obama actually brags about his personal role in selecting victims and directing these atrocities.  Where is the change?  Whatever happened to Code Pink by the way?

Obama read powerfully and eloquently from his teleprompter as he mercilessly castigated the Bush Administration for illegally employing unwarranted wire taps.  The Homeland Security folks, along with TSA’s VIPR program, under Obama are now on a steroid induced rampage, trampling our Constitution wherever and whenever they can still find shredded remnants of it.  Where’s the change?

Obama assaulted Bush and Cheney as big energy, oil company pawns.  Under the Obama Administration, big energy is vilified almost daily, but behind the wood paneled walls, big oil is reaping profits never before dreamed of.  Where’s the change?

Obama belittled the Bush Administration as secretive – he accused them of doing behind the scenes deals with Haliburton and others.  Obama promised transparency.  Instead of the promised transparency, it is now normal for the House and Senate to pass 2,500 page bills written entirely by outside, third party, special interests in less than 72 hours without ever bothering to read them at all.  Obama’s Justice Department actually sells guns to Mexican cartels resulting in the murder of hundreds of people, ignores Congress and just shrugs it off.  I won’t even mention the attempted entrapment of decent gun shop owners by this out-of-control agency.  Where’s the change?

Obama criticized George Bush for golfing and taking too much time off.  Obama and his churlish wife are now the most frequently vacationed White House couple in history.  Where’s the change?

Obama censured Bush for an inadequate foreign policy regarding the Middle East generally and Iran specifically.  Obama’s refusal to lead and take any position with Iran, while simultaneously supporting every non-secular, Islamic coup in sight – all while simultaneously crippling the ability of U.S. companies to produce our own oil, if continued much longer, are certain to catastrophically force us into yet another Middle East war with Iran and likely with others.  Where is the change?

I suspect by now,  you get my point.  Pandering left and pandering right rhetoric aside, there is no difference in the Globalist Agenda of Barrack Hussein Obama from the preceding Globalist Agenda of George W. Bush.  None what-so-ever!  There is no change and to suggest there is; insults, demeans and borders on the preposterous.

Bush claimed to represent conservatives and clearly did not.  Obama claims to represent liberals and clearly does not.  Neither of these two gentlemen seem to represent “we the people” in any way or by any stretch of the imagination.  The obvious question we as liberal or conservative voters must be asking is – “who on earth do W and O actually represent because it sure ain’t we the people of these United States”?  There is not one iota of change from R to D, from 2000 to 2012 and we should be asking ourselves why that is and who exactly  is benefiting from the tax devouring sameness program that we as citizens are paying for and enabling.

Real unions actually represent workers interests, have apprenticeship and other educational programs and can serve as a useful buffer for both employer and employee.  I’m not a big union supporter, but unions representing masonry, steel, electrical and other skilled trades serve a legitimate purpose.

Public sector unions, on the other hand, are like a big box of heavily frosted donuts;  really really good going down for the bureaucrats, but ultimately they’ll get sick with high blood pressure, triglycerides through the roof and diabetes.  The uninformed tax payers who now earn half as much as the unionized government employees serving them, are stuck with the corrupt, bloated mess as the union leaders pay off liberal political hacks with enormous campaign support – the hacks pay off the unions with laws supporting confiscatory labor practices, unsustainable wages, tenure and benefits – and finally the school district, city, county, state or Federal government is ignorantly and hopelessly starving in bankruptcy as the union bosses munch more donuts and the workers get laid off in disgrace.

Public sector unions like to claim the ridiculous scenario being acted out above as being “necessary” and “for” workers.  The unfortunate and expensive reality is undeniably that union bosses are not “for” workers, but “use” workers to greedily feed their short sighted, Globalist driven, Marxist agenda.  Public sector unions are ill-advised and destructive to an otherwise fiscally, healthy society.  Public sector unions are just another power hungry, monopoly bleeding the financial life blood out of decent, hard working people.

Approximately 93% of working United States citizens are non-unionized.  Who, exactly do the teacher’s unions, SEIU and other public sector union members work for?  They are employed to serve the working tax payer, citizens of our country.  They clearly and obviously don’t work for supposed big, bad, greedy, corporate bosses.  We have reached the point of fiscal insanity where we now must ask ourselves “how many tax payers earning $45k per year does it take to support one public servant making $75k per year”?  All this for the unsatisfactory result of failed government gone wild, societal enslavement by regulation and our kid’s educational future bleak as a stinking septic tank.  As Ron White says;  “you can’t fix stupid”.  Why are any of us participating in this pitiful charade of fairness and social justice?  How did we get sucked into this despicable pot of insufferable glue?

Public sector unions have become the rotted, obscene cherry perched on top of a delusional, Nanny State nirvana.  Public sector unions are like a cancerous growth on the already sickened, maliciously infected Nanny State.  Financial survival is no longer an option.  At the least, a painful amputation is required.

Any high school algebra student using a simple logarithmic equation for population growth can show you in ten minutes or less that a population of people born is a population of people who pass away.  In other words the ratio of living to dead may vary for short periods of time, but ultimately converges on 1:1;  that is, one birth – one death.  This is the simple reality of why the socialist, Nanny State collapses in the third or fourth generation every time.  Once the system reaches three or four workers per beneficiary, or as with our Social Security ponzi scheme where we have 2.9 workers per beneficiary it collapses.

The Nanny State is not sustainable – ever.  If I am a beneficiary and you are a worker, the system always reaches a point where nearly everything you earn must be confiscated to support me.  If this ridiculous system makes any sense to you, you’re a great candidate for SEIU and other Marxist organizations.  If you actually believe this nonsense is sustainable over time, you are in complete denial, or perhaps ignorance of history and are likely an unfortunate victim of negligent, teacher union members who failed to teach you deductive reasoning skills.  Sorry.

Unions were intended to defend and protect workers against unfair labor practices of large conglomerate monopolies.  It was the powerless worker against the big bad corporate owner(s).  Today, the largest, most powerful unions are public sector unions, where the union collectively bargains with – absolutely no one –  having any skin in the game – to swindle the uninformed, well meaning tax payer.  Public sector union leaders negotiate ridiculous contracts with government bureaucrats who have no responsibility for anything, no risk and no possible losses.  The working tax payer then gets stuck with the entirely one-sided, unbalanced bill.  This is insane.  The idea of public sector unions is patently absurd and financially untenable.

All public sector unions should be abolished immediately.  You have to be a glucose saturated, carbohydrate addicted liberal to accept that public employees must be protected from the big bad tax payer who earns about half what the unionized employees working on his or her behalf are earning.

We have power hungry, greedy, Marxist union thugs negotiating legalized theft from the ill-informed tax payer with irresponsible bureaucrats, who can’t even find the bargaining table, for outcomes so poor, so negligent it boggles the mind.  Public sector unions are to tax payers as severe diabetes is to human health.  There is no escaping it and it’s financially devastating for all the sugar satiated parties whether by Cloward and Pivens intent or callow incomprehension.

The idea of public sector unions in general and  SEIU in particular is about the silliest and most destructive idea since high cholesterol was invented.  The hogs are now managing the pig pen, so it’s no wonder the hogs are overfed and the farmers are being slaughtered.  It’s time for the farmers to take charge of their own pens or soon there won’t be any farms left to feed anyone.  {If you’re an unfortunate victim of, or are collateral damage suffered by unionized, public educators; these last couple of sentences are metaphorical in nature}