“Opening minds and angravating liberals since 2001”
“I am a guardian of freedom and the American way of life.”
Genesis 3:19 John 3:16
My Friends and Fellow Braves and Squaws:
Lie-A-Watha is on the warpath! She so wants to be the President so much that she can taste it. Warren’s only saving grace at this point is that she is more honest than The Hilderbeast. (That is as difficult as being more liberal than I am.)
MorOn.Argh seems to have been the first large organization to support her. Do not know why. But as I say, if MorOn is for it, I am prolly against it and this is no exception.
She is pushing the same brand of Liberal Socialism Democraticism, or: LSD. And you HAVE to be tripping if you think she makes any sense.
Of course, now that voting is mandatory for anyone even standing in the US on Election Day… wait, not quite so fast. But Biff’s anti-Constitutional threat is every bit as hare-brained as most of the ones coming from the good Senator.
Let’s throw an eyeball or two on her double-digit IQ plan to further destroy America! Shall we? Do! Let’s!
(There will be a BRIEF comment on each one as we have covered many of these “idears” in the past.)
Raise the minimum wage. Heck, why not make it $100 per hour? These people do not understand economics. In a nut shell, so simple a liberal can understand it, if you raise wages you have to raise prices and the pay raise goes to offset the rise in prices created to offset the rise in wages. See? (At least she said not say “Living wage” which is allegedly $22.56 per hour here. “Would you like to finance that Big Mac?”)
Support workers’ bargaining rights. Lessee, who benefits the most here. Business? Nope. Management? Nope Part II. Must be the worker! Strike three! Then who? The answer is very simple. UNIONS! Let’s look at the top five unions that donated to political parties and who gets their money.
1) SEIU $222 Million. 99% to the Left, 1% to the right
2) Act Blue $149 Million. 100% Left, 0% right.
3) AFSCME $93 Million. 99% Left, 1% Right.
4) NEA $92 Million. 97% Left, 4% Right. (Yes. you read that right. The National Education Assn. donated 101%.)
5) Fahr, LLC $75 Million. 100% Left, 0% Right.
So the top five union political unions donated $631,592,170 to both parties, but the Right received $3,196,459, or roughly one-half of one percent!
There are any number of reports and articles which prove that wages are higher in Right-to-Work states and that in some cases, unions dues do not pay for themselves.
Enforce overtime pay and pension funding. Not sure how this makes sense. If you are an hourly person (Non-Exempt), federal wage guidelines in the FSLA demand overtime pay. If you are in management or other decision making positions, you are not entitled to overtime. As far as funding a pension, that is not a guarantee on any job. It is a benefit and it can be taken away at any time. (Not to be confused with a 401k, 403b, IRA, etc.) Yes, if there is a union contract it can’t be taken away until the next round of negotiations. And seeing how much unions pay for the Dems and Libs in Congress, they are not going away. It is more redistribution of wealth.
Ensure equal pay for equal work. I have no problem with that. The paymaster ought to be color, gender and everything else blind. Two people doing the exact same job to the same degree of proficiency ought to be paid the same. (Of course, when it comes to unions, often the seniority takes precedence over talent. But, shhhhh. We don’t want to mention Liberal hypocrisy or talk bad about unions!)
Protect Social Security, Medicare and pensions. As I have written any number of times, SSI is a scam and it was designed to be a scam and it was the bedrock on which OBAMA’S OBAMACARE scam was built. (Did you see the article that now Biff is blaming OBAMA’S OBAMACARE on… any guesses? Yup, Bush. SMH.) Whatever money is in there is earmarked for the participants and not the millions of “new future retirees” who arrive daily. If you do not pay into SSI, you should get nothing back. Save or go back whence you came if you do not like it. Medicare is beyond description but I find it telling that she is NOT trying to protect OBAMA’S OBAMACARE. And protect pensions? See above but I get nervous here. Yes, pensions should be protected but with the same conditions as listed above. But the gum’mint screwed up SSI, we should ensure there is more than an arm’s-length distance between any pension and any gum’mint agency.
Invest in infrastructure to create jobs and support industry. If she said that we should invest in infrastructure to make the roads and bridges safer and that will create more jobs, I would be all for it. But I am disabused to spend more of my tax money to create jobs for no good reason. (Remember Biff said there were millions of “shovel ready” jobs”? Remember the one and only time he admitted that he lied and that he knew it was not true?) I would wager that the very vast majority of construction jobs are union. More jobs mean more union members mean more union dues mean more donations to the Left. No thanks. Quite frankly, I would not be against privatizing the roads. I assure you that the infrastructure would not be in as bad shape as it is if it was in private hands. Ever notice who the Lefties rail against when a bridge falls, a tunnel collapses or road falls apart?
Make sure all Americans and corporations pay their fair share of taxes. All for it! But they are not. You see, under the current IRS regulations there is no way to insure everyone plays by the same rules. If we had a flat tax taken out of your wages every week for everyone and the deductions were, lemme borrow a term, rare and safe, then we could all equally shoulder the burden. Of course, things like political donations would NOT be deductible… (That would never pass.) As far as corporations, that is a mess. On the one hand, we have the highest corporate tax in the free world. Yet, there are loopholes and handouts so that some companies pay no taxes, or in some cases get “corporate welfare.” Where is the fairness? All companies should pair a fair amount, all should pay taxes in their world-wide earnings here. As there will be no huge political contributions because they are no longer tax deductible, we may see a more level playing field. (Needless to say more discussion is needed at a later date.)
Enact trade policies and tax codes that raise living standards and create jobs. Er, no. She is all over the map. She wants this wage, that illegal, this policy, that tax rate, this living standard that protection and so on and so forth. Trade policies have next to nothing to do with the rest of that disjointed sentence. We just discussed tax codes. Settled. Raise living standards? But whose standards? Even the poorest in this country live better than roughly 90% of the people in the world. Create jobs? It is not a vacuum. Jobs exist because of a need, not because some wing nut says there should be more jobs. And the type of falsely-created, low-paying, entry-level jobs do one thing: suck money out of the pockets of the taxpayers.
In all fairness, there are some good ideas in there. In all reality it is more namby-pamby, self-hating, riddled-with-guilt, nanny- state power-grab redistribution of wealth. But, as she is a Liberal and/or Socialist I repeat myself.
If something looks too good to be true, it is too good to be true. Where is the catch? Recall the old “Twilight Zone” episode “To Serve Man.” Briefly, aliens came to Earth, took good care of them, fed them etc. Someone finds one of their books: “To Serve Man.” After they finally translate it they find out it is a cookbook.
Same with the Liberals.
They pretend to be nice but they are merely fattening us up for slaughter. Take a look at her points again and again. You will hear much the same or worse from the other Liberals Socialist candidates. Unless they have a revenue neutral (no cost to the taxpayer, anywhere) concrete plan for doing what they wish, RUN AWAY!!
On a related note, I came across this item. I would prolly vote for this guy. It is the antipodal to the above.
NEW PREAMBLE TO THE CONSTITUTION
(The following has been attributed to Lewis Napper, a Jackson, Mississippi computer programmer. He didn’t expect his essay — a tart 10-point list of “rights” Americans don’t have — to become an Internet legend.)
‘We the sensible people of the United States, in an attempt to help everyone get along, restore some semblance of justice, avoid more riots, keep our nation safe, promote positive behavior, and secure the blessings of debt-free liberty to ourselves and our great-great-great-grandchildren, hereby try one more time to ordain and establish some common sense
guidelines for the terminally whiny, guilt ridden, delusional. We hold these truths to be self-evident: that a whole lot of people are confused by the Bill of Rights and are so dim they require a Bill of NON-Rights.’
You do not have the right to a new car, big screen TV, or any other form of wealth. More power to you if you can legally acquire them, but no one is guaranteeing anything.
You do not have the right to never be offended. This country is based on freedom, and that means freedom for everyone — not just you! You may leave the room, turn the channel, express a different opinion, etc.; but the world is full of dummies, and probably always will be.
You do not have the right to be free from harm. If you stick a screwdriver in your eye, learn to be more careful; do not expect the tool manufacturer to make you and all your relatives independently wealthy.
You do not have the right to free food and housing. Americans are the most charitable people to be found, and will gladly help anyone in need, but we are quickly growing weary of subsidizing generation after generation of professional couch potatoes who achieve nothing more than the creation of another generation of professional couch potatoes.
You do not have the right to free health care. That would be nice, but from the looks of public housing, we’re just not interested in public health care.
You do not have the right to physically harm other people. If you kidnap, rape, intentionally maim, or kill someone, don’t be surprised if the rest of us want to see you get the blue juice.
You do not have the right to the possessions of others. If you rob, cheat, or coerce away the goods or services of other citizens, don’t be surprised if the rest of us get together and lock you away in a place where you still won’t have the right to a big screen color TV or a life of leisure.
You do not have the right to a job. All of us sure want you to have a job, and will gladly help you along in hard times, but we expect you to take advantage of the opportunities of education and vocational training laid before you to make yourself useful.
You do not have the right to happiness. Being an American means that you have the right to PURSUE happiness, which by the way, is a lot easier if you are unencumbered by an overabundance of idiotic laws created by those of you who were confused by the Bill of Rights.
This is an English speaking country. We don’t care where you came from, English is our language. Learn it!
You do not have the right to change our country’s history or heritage. This country was founded on the belief in one true God. And yet, you are given the freedom to believe in any religion, any faith, or no faith at all; with no fear of persecution. The phrase IN GOD WE TRUST is part of
our heritage and history, sorry if you are uncomfortable with it.
I just think it’s about time common sense is allowed to flourish.
Sensible people of the United States must speak out because if you do not, who will?