So really, what’s all the fuss about securing a state’s ability to conduct accurate and fair elections. All over an ID requirement. Since the Progressive America-destroyers detest the idea of requiring an Id to engage in a right guaranteed in our Constitution, let’s drop the Id requirement for another right guaranteed in our U.S. Constitution – the right to bear arms. I’m afraid you’ll die of old age before the Progressives come around on that.

My conclusion to this opposition on voter Id laws is, allowing illegal aliens, the clueless and ignorant, and the easily misled to vote is only a machination of those who need these groups to get elected. Showing an Id to vote is merely common sense and that definitely goes against the mindset of a Progressive America-destroyer.

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So the Socialists running the White House and their henchmen have American taxpayers funding their efforts to make sure Capitalism is killed. Now that the Socialists in the White House have become very transparent in their efforts to turn American into a European socialist nanny-state, it’s past time for liberty and freedom-loving Americans to bring this effort to a halt. While obviously nothing will happen until Conservatives take the majority in both chambers of Congress, there’s still no time to waste in educating America as to the demands that should be placed on those Conservatives beyond the 2012 elections. For those Congressmen waiving the conservative banner but unwilling to act on restoring Federal Government sanity, I say to the curb with your sorry butts.

Here is some coverage on the continued attempts by our Federal Government and unions to make sure no private employers in America can afford bloated wages and benefits.

 

 

TSA Asscrack Screeners Need Run-off Vote To Choose Union

Federal Labor Agency NLRB Tries To Block Non-union Boeing Plant

The Feds NLRB Seeks To Achieve Through Agency Fiat Radical Statutory Changes Congress Doesn’t Want To Enact

Big Government Republicans Pass On Reduced Funding For Overfunded NLRB

NLRB Initiative Helps To Unionize All Workers In America At The Expense Of The Taxpayer

Taxpayer Funded NLRB Still Spending Millions On Squabbling Millionaire NFL Owners and Players

Taxpayers Money Used So NLRB Head Lafe Solomon Can Educate The Public In Detroit About Collective Bargaining

NLRB Assists To Unionize The Biscuit People

Workers Memorial Day In Place To Remind Of Us How Great Unions Are For Killing America

AFL-CIO Celebrates Attempt To Recall 4th WI Lawmaker

AFL-CIO Claims Requiring ID Top Vote Is Racist and Aimed at Suppressing Votes Of College Students, Immigrants, Rural Voters, Senior Citizens, The Disabled, The Poor and The Homeless

AFL-CIO Still Claims Vote Fraud Pushed Prosser To Victory In WI Supreme Court Race

Union Celebrate That NM Governor Can’t Fire 3 NM NLRB Members

TN Company Ordered By Judge and NLRB To Hire Back Workers Disrupting Company Operations While Trying To Force Unionization

NLRB Issues Complaint Against Reuters For Reprimanding A Reporter For Criticizing Company Anti-Union Policies On Twitter

Former SEIU Official Appointed by Obama to Investigate Union Corruption, Cuts Number of Investigators

NLRB Head Pushes For Mandate Allowing Union Access To All Private No-union Businesses

NLRB Initiates Actions Over Firing Of Medical Employee For Denigrating Her Company on Facebook

Scott Walker, Wisconsin Governor-elect, is leading his state in the fight to confront and effectively reduce the costs that state employee unions cost the taxpayer. As reported by The New York Times, many states are going on the offensive to reduce the power of, if not eliminate, taxpayer supported state employee unions.

This was one of the mandates thrust upon the new state governments as the electorate voted in favor of fiscal conservatism rather than reckless progressive spending. As states approach insolvency, there will be desperate measures to cut spending and state employee unions’ salaries and their underfunded pensions are a target. They are an enormous drag on states’ finances and, in fact, Wisconsin Governor-elect, Scott Walker, would prefer to eliminate state employee unions all together. Here is a good article from the Milwaukee.Wisconsin Journal Sentinel regarding Scott’s feelings about and efforts to curb the power of Wisconsin’s state employee unions. If you don’t think these unions feel entitled to their priveledged union positions, read through some of the 800+ comments on the article. They will be the cause for major strife and unrest in America as more state governments seek to reduce labor unions’ power over the taxpayer by sending the budget axe their way.

To finish on an even better note, the labor union leaders’ quotes from this New York Times article are classic:

“I see this as payback for the role we played in the 2010 elections,” said Gerald W. McEntee, president of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, the main union of state employees. Mr. McEntee said in October that his union was spending more than $90 million on the campaign, largely to help Democrats.

Naomi Walker, the A.F.L.-C.I.O.’s director of state government relations, said many voters would oppose the antiunion efforts. “I think folks in these states are going to ask whether this is the right time to weaken unions when corporations are amassing more power than ever,” she said. “We’ve been fighting against privatizing Social Security and sending jobs offshore and to get the best deal for the unemployed. It would be a lot easier for Republicans if unions weren’t there to throw up these roadblocks.”

“They’re throwing the kitchen sink at us,” said Randi Weingarten, president of the American Federation of Teachers. “We’re seeing people use the budget crisis to make every attempt to roll back workers’ voices and any ability of workers to join collectively in any way whatsoever.”

It’s time to feel the pain that your corrupt employee unions helped create.

A good read from Charles Lane in The Washington Post, The Democrats’ dubious alliance with public sector unions. The following sums it up well:

In politics, you never want to find yourself beholden to a minority whose core interests often clash with the interests of voters. Yet that is exactly where Democrats at all levels of government could find themselves after Nov. 2.

But It's For The Children

Teacher unions and union-represented teachers’ associations control/dominate America’s public school system. You wonder why our public school system is a joke? It’s called socialized schools brought to you by the “defender of worker’s rights”. You know, class struggle and all that.

You can never claim true ownership to your home because you rent it from the government in the form of property taxes. Public school systems in America are largely funded by your property tax dollars. So as the employers of these teachers, why do these taxpayers allow their employees to join unions in order to keep a firewall between their employers?

So here’s what you get for a return on your tax dollars:
Paying union member dues to unions so teachers can strong arm and extort taxpayers.
Paying union dues so unions can lobby elected official to make policy detrimental to you
Paying union member dues to run huge political ad campaigns for politicians who oppose your views.
Having teacher unions sue the taxpayer.
Having unions refuse concessions in times of economic hardships.
Having unions demand more money while school budgets are being cut.
Union strikes.
Current union campaigns for governments to raise property taxes, income taxes, user fees, ad infinitum.

Unions should be banned in all government institutions, especially the public school system. It’s all about the children my ass. It’s about political power and the “class struggle between workers and labor”. Please get these corrupt institution’s tentacles unwrapped from the taxpayer. I urge you support the abolition of teacher unions in public schools in America.

To close, let us look at a sample of benefits the American taxpayer earned from teacher unions in 2009-2010:?

Union money flowing into Oregon tax campaign
As of Dec. 15, the biggest donations in support of the measures have come from the Oregon Education Association ($827,000), and local and national organizations of Service Employees International Union, which represent state employees and health care workers ($742,826 combined) …to prevent possible cuts to schools, social services and public safety, including prisons. ( me – union jobs)

Southern Lehigh teachers contract to get vote Monday
June 20, 2009
The Southern Lehigh School Board will vote Monday on a proposed three-year teachers contract that would allow the district to avoid a strike in September.

Anheuser-Busch, union, politicians join to oppose beer tax hike
March 30, 2009

School budget woes require team solution
February 10, 2010
The preliminary projection shows a tax increase of at least 10 percent. At the same time, I am disappointed and concerned the teachers contract includes an average 4 percent salary increase for next school year.

State Teachers Union Continues Push For Penny Tax
April 6, 2009

Teachers reject renegotiation
January 27, 2010
The Bangor Area teachers union has rejected a request by the administration to renegotiate the union’s contract and consider pay cuts to help

Teachers to strike for 20 days
October 15, 2009

Even the sidewalk is an issue on the first day. Pickets told to get off school land.
Whitehall-Coplay property taxes may soar
Preliminary budget for school district calls for 7.27 percent increase, far over state index

Next school year, teacher salaries are scheduled to rise 3.6 percent, for a spending increase of $888,354. Benefit costs are rising 18.2 percent, roughly $1.49 million. Included in that amount is a 20 percent medical insurance increase and a 72 percent retirement cost increase

Teachers union touts poll support for penny tax
April 07, 2009

Teachers union spends big on 2009 lobbying
Feb. 25, 2010

The Wisconsin Education Association Council spent nearly twice as much as any other organization to lobby lawmakers in 2009, according to the Government Accountability Board.

The state’s largest teachers union reported spending more than $1.5 million and 7,239 hours lobbying,Teachers union spends big on 2009 lobbying

Teachers union blasts Horsford on education
Friday, March 13, 2009

War of words points to fraying of coalition to stanch budget cuts the hotel room tax increase for education funding approved this week…came in the form of an initiative petition, crafted by the teachers union and three major gaming companies.

The OEA was disappointed to learn today that at least two Oklahoma school districts are passing their tax responsibilities onto the National Board Certified teachers (NBCTs) in their districts.

The Arizona Education Association and Gov. Jan Brewer have joined forces in a campaign to convince voters to pass a 1-cent sales tax increase…for the next three years to pay for education and public safety program
Feb. 23,2010

Palm Springs Teachers Association
January 2009
C. T. A. is in favor of a state sales tax increase of 1% that would raise about $2 billion dollars specifically for schools and classrooms in particular.

Tax collections are down for the year and are projected to decrease further, next year. These anticipated revenue declines of $4 million and contractual increases of $6 million have left the town facing a $10 million deficit.
April 15, 2009

The Carpet City Chronicle recently obtained an email sent by Enfield Teachers’ Association President Mary Lombardo to Board of Education Chairman Andre Greco: The Executive Board has already given you the answer that there will be no concessions…We do not plan to make any public statement. Past practice has proved that to be a mistake.

Schools For Fair Funding
A coalition of 74 Kansas school districts made good on a threat today by formally asking the Supreme Court to reopen a key lawsuit that prompted huge increases in school funding.

Sentinel exclusive
February 06, 2009

The state’s teachers union is betting that parents and educators are so fed up with budget cuts that they’ll help pass a penny sales-tax increase to raise money for schools…to avert an “education disaster,” said Mark Pudlow, spokesman for the Florida Education Association, which is proposing the bill.

Kirk Dillard Endorsed by Teachers Who Want Higher Income Tax State Senator Kirk Dillard has been endorsed by the Illinois Education Association.
January 29, 2010

Kingston school district, teachers’ union at impasse
February 3, 2010

The contract between the district and its teachers’ union, whose membership includes the district’s approximately 700 teachers

Harlem Federation of Teachers AFT/IFT local#540
“The IFT still supports an income tax increase this year to prevent layoffs in schools and in state government.

Well, this is just a sample of what unions are doing to our public learning institutions. Not all public school systems are unionized and I do have sympathy for those non-union teachers who are cast in this negative light.

Teachers are not unlike most Americans currently facing economic hardships. Why should unionized government workers be able to hold the taxpayer hostage, over pay, insurance, benefits, pensions, etc.. if their demands are not met, while those of us out here  are paying these  teacher’s salaries. The unions’ unwillingness to concede on issues while pressing the government to hike taxes on those that pay their salaries show what part they should play in our children’s education. None!

Possibly, the non-unionized teachers should push to ban unionization in the public schools instead of swelling the union’s ranks.

In case you didn’t notice Harry Reid’s switch from the bi-partisan jobs bill to “his bill”, apparently he went with the Union’s Plan as outlined in the job’s bill letter dated 2-18-10.

Here are the highlighted points in the letter:

  • We join the President’s call to Congress, and strongly urge the House and Senate to enact bold legislation that provides immediate relief to people who are out of work and employers that are unable to maintain their workforces. As included in the House legislation, it is critical that substantial fiscal relief be made available to help stabilize State and local governments, and to preserve essential services and safety net programs in our communities and the jobs of tens of thousands of workers around the country.
  • Of equal importance…legislation must provide tools for ensuring that stimulus funds go to…those regions where homeowners were targeted by unscrupulous mortgage lenders.
  • Appropriate $40 billion a year for two years to create employment opportunities for unemployed and underemployed residents of distressed communities.
  • Funds Allocation:

5% for Indian tribes and discretionary grants,
30% allocated to states to be re-granted to small localities
65% to metropolitan cities and counties under the Community Block Grant formula.

  • Invest $1 billion to hire workers to maintain and rehabilitate abandoned and foreclosed properties in neighborhoods by appropriating a second round of funds for the Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP).
  • Provide a work sharing tax credit, as proposed by Rep. John Conyers (D-MI)- The tax credits would be used to pay firms to shorten the typical workweek or work year, while keeping pay constant.
  • Extend through FY2011…existing TANF Emergency Contingency Funds, which can be used to create subsidized jobs, as well as to improve access to cash assistance and other one-time assistance for low-income families.
  • Provide $20 billion for school maintenance and repair…this could generate 250,000 skilled maintenance and repair jobs.
  • Provide $50 billion in capital funds for the lowest-income school districts.
  • Prioritize investments in public transportation,
  • One percent of all dollars for infrastructure investment should be dedicated to creating a pipeline of workers ready to step into apprenticeship programs and construction careers…ensure that public agencies and contractors receiving federal funds utilize Community Workforce Agreements.
  • Prevention of foreclosures
  • Allocate $10 billion of appropriated TARP funds to HUD to provide fixed-rate, low-interest loans to unemployed people facing foreclosure who don’t qualify for other assistance.
  • Allow homeowners to rent back their homes at market rates for up to ten years following foreclosure…modeled after the Fannie Mae “Deed for Lease”
  • Support “cram down” provisions to allow bankruptcy court judges to approve changes to mortgage contracts for homeowners in bankruptcy

Endored By:
AFL-CIO
American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees
Asian American Justice Center
American Association of People with Disabilities
Campaign for Community Change
Center for Responsible Lending
Coalition on Human Needs
Communications Workers of America
Demos
Economic Policy Institute
Half in Ten
Japanese American Citizens League
Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People
National Congress of American Indians
National Council of La Raza
National Partnership for Women and Families
Policy Link
Service Employees International Union
The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights
United Methodist Church, General Board of Church and Society
United Methodist Episcopal Churches
United States Student Association
United Steelworkers
USAction

Socialism Alert – Those that endorsed such a plan are complicit in bringing about a total socialistic makeover of America. The job creation that the unions have in mind are union jobs. Unions serve no purpose other than to enrich it’s leaders and develop large Democrat voting blocks. However, there’s a bigger threat from unions as they consolidate more power by their continued efforts to turn all public-service jobs into union jobs. The result will be an increased creation of inefficient government jobs that are a taxpayer liability. These jobs pay more than most equivalent private sector jobs, with very lavish benefits, including retirements and pensions (with minimal employee contribution) financed by the taxpayer. Then they can take that taxpayer financed salary to pay union dues and contribute to a socialist political party. When they feel the need for higher salaries, they demand it and strike if refused. Then there’s a good chance they will sue you (the taxpayers) when they don’t get their way.

Their answer: Not to cut back on publicly-financed jobs, or pay more of their insurance contributions, or furlough some workers, or take a pay cut. They want to add more government workers and raise property taxes, taxes on food, taxes on payroll, new user fees, new fines, etc..

They want to promote and support these socialistic goals for America:

AS LONG AS THEY DON’T HAVE TO PAY FOR IT!