There is an all points bulletin out for local law enforcement to find “One State of Wisconsin Demo-rat Senator” and bring him back to Madison to face the music. This species of ‘rats’ is sure rare that they may not be one left in the entire state. But rumor has it that 14 of these ‘rats’ can be found in Rockford, ILL at the Clock Tower Inn and Spa.
If I where the Gov. of Wisconsin, I would dock their paychecks for dereliction of duty.
The mayhem in Madison is just a microcosm of what is ahead for the country as states’ try to balance their budgets and cut spending. The chickens have finally come home to roost and all those sweetheart deals that public employee unions cut on behalf of their members have caused massive state deficits that are unsustainable. There are probably 30 states in the union that have similar problems.
What we are seeing is the end results of classic socialist policies just like Europe is experiencing and when things get tough, Liberals are nowhere to be found.
Editorial: It’s A Mad, Mad Madison World
Labor: Unionized Wisconsin teachers should be ashamed of their response to legislation that would end their privilege to bargain collectively. And if such lousy behavior continues, they should be relieved of their duties.
The Wisconsin government is in a financial hole, operating with a $137 million deficit for the current fiscal year ending June 30. Its future is filled with bigger deficits, projected to be as large as $3.6 billion.
One way to cut into the shortfall is to end the public employee unions’ collective bargaining privilege that has landed them the generous salaries and benefits the taxpayers are struggling to pay.
“Social Security is an unfunded pay-as-you-go system, fundamentally flawed and analogous in design to illegal pyramid schemes. Government accounting creates the illusion of a trust fund, but in fact, excess receipts are spent immediately. The government’s own actuaries predict the system will be bankrupt by 2030, but Social Security could face financial crisis as early as 2014. Moreover, Social Security’s relatively poor rate of return makes the program an increasingly worse investment for today’s young worker. … The system design itself is fundamentally flawed and cannot be repaired. It must instead be replaced by one derived from free markets and operated by free citizenry making individual economic decisions in their own self-interest. … Reform is long overdue. If we fail to act soon, our children will either inherit a bankrupt system or be forced to pay an impossibly high level of taxes. Only private pensions with individual property rights to accumulate fund balances can create a secure pension system. Chile, which privatized its system in 1981, provides evidence of such a system’s effectiveness.” – Karl Borden Professor of financial economics at University of Nebraska
” If you don’t know where you are going, you might wind up someplace else. ” – Yogi Berra
Two recent events clearly outline the future of The United States of America if Obama and his Democratic henchmen aren’t immediately stopped. While there are countless worrisome aspects of this pretender and his court, the money side is an addressable aspect of his efforts to undermine this nation. Far more serious is his manner of handling the educational needs of America’s children as they prepare to live in a far more complicated world than that inherited by either you or me.
By now, most Americans are aware that by direct action, Obama caused the voucher system for children in our national capitol to be thrown out. The observable fact that Washington, D. C., schools are of the poorest in the nation had no bearing on this initial Obama move as he openly condemned several thousand youngsters to receiving poor education which would certainly hamper their development later in life. Those parents who wanted something better for their children were denied by a man who claims he wants to see all American children graduate from college. It seems that Obama’s statement and his actions fly at each other without regard for the damage they do to the minds of young children. Those children are this nation’s treasure, they will be the future. Democrats cannot grasp that concept very well. Middle and lower class families and their children are the ones that will suffer greatly by these calloused, deliberate actions.
Not content with taking that slap at most of the little children in Washington, the latest proposal spreads across the nation as Obama, again shows that he is truly anti-education. This time, as part of his budget cutting moves, he urges the cessation of Pell Grants – again a slap at those among us who might have used the grant to help fund a college education for a deserving child. Pell grants are a solid investment in the future.
A more objective and greater cost cut could have been easily found had Obama decided to close the entire Department of Education and turn the matter over to the states. After all, this department of several thousand employees has sat idly by, collecting their undeserved salary while American children are falling behind other nations at an accelerating rate. This department has seen schools across this land lower their testing score targets in order that poorly taught children not feel bad about their terrible grades where an objective-based system of teaching would target underachievers for special attention, that is, if qualified teachers really exist. As things now stand, our national policy condemns far too many children to sub-standard education at a time when the economy of the world demands better trained people entering the work force.
As in too many other operations of our central government, the cart is clearly before the horse and accomplishment is no longer a goal; it isn’t even a fond memory. It is OK to be below average and not to aspire to greater things, after all, the government will take care of you as long as you live. Of course, it will take more producers among us to pay the escalating costs of supporting the lazy. Obama is seeing to it that we have less productive members of our nation, not more highly motivated people. This nation cannot survive if this condition isn’t reversed.
Clearly, the Washington decision-making process is broken. Equally clear is the undeniable fact that Obama and the Democratic Party don’t give one hoot for the lower classes or middle class they pander to as long as the votes come rolling in. Each of the actions taken in the past two years has served to undermine the poorer among us by needlessly increasing food and energy costs, depressing our economy , limiting job creation, throwing roadblocks in front of our businesses, undermining promises made to our military, creating health delivery uncertainty and as a matter of objective thought, I can find no phase of living in America that is better than it was when Obama sauntered into town to lead a group of bureaucrats who really care only for their own bloated salaries, their benefits and their coming retirement.
He promised a clean government. He promised that he was going to clean up Washington.
He has given us underhanded, secretive, unethical government and he has heaped more greed and corruption across our nation’s capitol.
” It is hard to imagine a more stupid or more dangerous way of making decisions than by putting those decisions in the hands of people who pay no price for being wrong.” – Thomas Sowell