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Posted on September 12 at 3:58 p.m.
Nick: private sector union membership could not compete with either (1) the benefits of being non-union in the private sector or (2) the benefits of being in a government union.
If it was more beneficial to be in a private union then people would be in them - and it has nothing to do with the current level of government protection of union rights and the right to form a union. It has to do with the costs that unions place on workers and employers for the return they get.
Now, in *government unions* you've got a winner for members and union leadership because they are negotiating for wages and benefits with the lib-dems that are put their BY THE UNIONs themselves. That's a winner for them - but not for the taxpayers or the consumers of government union services (like school kids or DMV customers).
On Twenty Feet from Dogdom
Posted on September 12 at 3:48 p.m.
As usual, the lib-dem partnership of Lyz Hoffman and the Independent fail to point out that while 1 in 5 residents live under the poverty level, only about 1 in 8 *citizens* live in under the poverty level. And if you exclude the kids of illegal immigrants over the past 20 years, less than 1 in 12.
This article is just a way to drum up more taxes for more government union workers to "spread the wealth" via growing armies of bureaucrats that inefficiently dole out services and money.
How about SB county try this:
1. Ends sanctuary status and protection of lawbreakers that are in the country and county illegally? This would drive up grocery and other costs marginally so that citizens can be paid a wage worth doing what they will not do today because illegal immigrants do it cheaper.
2. End the machine the creates more democratic voters via open-borders and 2nd generation impoverished people that vote for dems and stop the corporate (and rich SB residents) wage subsidies of illegal immigrant labor? Dems need people to be poor and uneducated because that's who votes for them. Businesses and landowners need cheap labor.
3. How about SB get more business friendly so it doesn't take (for example) $50K and 9 months to open a restaurant kitchen in SB? Maybe then we'd have a more thriving economy that had more job openings.
On 1 in 5 in Poverty
Posted on September 5 at 11:27 a.m.
Why aren't Arabs in the middle east able to form beneficial governments and civilized societies with decent standards of living for their masses?
Why do 96% of Arabs in the middle east, when polled recently, say they would trust an Israeli court to settle a dispute more than their own native country justice system?
Why is Israel the only democracy in the middle east? Why have so many Arab countries failed to educate their kids in more than the Koran?
On Should the U.S. intervene in Syria?
Posted on September 5 at 11:23 a.m.
Thanks goodness that the teacher's union has succeeded in scrapping testing results! This will be so helpful for parents and their students as they have no way to objectively measure school performance while they watch teary-eyed and sad-faced children in election-time commercials with voiceovers about all the cuts being made to schools.
What's really happening is that school budgets are rising but the money is going to non-teacher staff (current and retired) to pay for bloated salaries, benefits and pensions. The teaching staff and our kids get shafted.
Let's celebrate by voting for more government union-backed lib-dems like Capps and Jackson. Yeee-haww!
On Academic Performance Index Scores Released
Posted on September 5 at 10:58 a.m.
Is the Latino advocacy group "La Raza" (the Race) racist?
Was Trayvon Martin racist when he referred to Zimmerman as a "cracker" and are their black racists (against whites) when the woman who heard this from Trayvon testified that everyone in her and his neighborhood referred to white people as "crackers".
Racism is everywhere and from everyone.
On Racism in America: A Nation in Denial
Posted on September 4 at 5:48 p.m.
The bus is great and I never said anything to the contrary. Just make sure the fare covers the cost AND deregulate it so that anyone can operate a bus line.
The taxes should go to paving the roads, painting them and street lights/signs to provide basic safe and reliable passage for commerce and consumers. No taxes to subsidize union wages and benefits - especially government unions (which the SB bus drivers are not part of).
On MTD bus routes are being eliminated unless the feds release funds. Will you miss one of them?
Posted on September 3 at 5:23 p.m.
The answer to the title of this article is... drumroll...."YOU".You decide what you eat.
On Who Decides What You Eat?
Posted on September 3 at 7:45 a.m.
Every woman should have the unabridged right to hire someone to kill the living human inside her for any reason she pleases (including the 93% of abortions that Planned Parenthood self-reports are for reasons of convenience) and at any time during her pregnancy without the father or sex-partner's knowledge or permission up to 24 weeks. After all, her up to 24 week terminated pregnancy is only an organ/tissue/seed/bodypart/unfeeling and doesn't have a heart/unique genes/nervous system and there are no waiting adoption parents, charities to help her through her pregancy and definitely zero government services and benefits if she chooses to keep the "tissue" since "tissue" doesn't qualify for WIC, food stamps, EITC, free state health care, etc.
It's also really, really, really tough to raise a child when you are poor (everyone agrees this is a perfectly acceptable reason to kill a living human inside you) and no woman who has sex and is poor knows that she is poor before or during intercourse and subsequent pregnancies. She only knows this after waiting 24 weeks (6 months) to decide to get an abortion - she needs *at least 6 months* to make the decision. Anyone who disagrees with me is clearly a woman-hating radical that is waging a war on women.
On Jackson Argues For New Abortion Measure
Posted on September 3 at 7:40 a.m.
Every gang member I have read about in the Independent is either an illegal immigrant or the child of an illegal immigrant.
We clearly need open boarders and a massive reduction in law enforcement of our immigration laws - immediately. We also need more illegal immigrant friendly police and 10x funding of organizations like "The Race" (La Raza) and other illegal immigrant rights groups.
Anyone who is against what I say is racist.
On Gang Member Arrested With Gun, Meth
Posted on August 29 at 1:32 p.m.
Gotta love how few lib-dem Indy readers ride the bus but preach mass transit and tax the daylights out of us build it and pay unions to run it.
Nothing feels as good as symbolism over substance, as long as you can sip latte's out of "fair trade" coffee mug wrapped in a hemp cozy sewn by at-risk latinos while sharing righteous nods that mass-transit is the answer to capitalist induced car-maddness... while you walk to your car!