The Tea Party troublemakers of Trifecta discuss a crazy proposal by a former army Colonel to quell a Tea Party insurrection. Is the Tea Party really a military threat? Will this movement embrace lawlessness like Occupy Wall Street? Find out on this Trifecta.
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The one fact she didn’t report is that 40% of tax filers have a negative effective tax rate. The are the winner of the income tax shell game in that they get “refunds” for more than they paid.
When will we start to insist that they have, “skin in te game?
Bring on the Fair Tax!
BTW, the VAT Tax should be called the IRS expansion and Full Employment Guarantee Act and only adds another layer of taxation, where the Fair Tax consolidates all the Federal Tax Schemes.
Demand Atlas Shrugged to your town: http://www.AtlasShruggedPart1.com/get_involved
In response to the overwhelming reception, and seemingly endless debate, accompanying the unveiling of the Atlas Shrugged Movie trailer, we are proud to share with you this very special clip pulled directly from the film.
The scene shows steel maven, Henry Rearden (Grant Bowler), giving his wife Lillian (Rebecca Wisocky) a gift made from his controversial new metal.
Faced with an $8 billion budget deficit, Ohio Gov. John Kasich (R) is on the verge of signing a bill that would prevent state employees from using collective bargaining to negotiate their health and pension benefits. Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) has pushed a similar bill, which has drawn national attention, spawned weeks of protests, and sent Democratic lawmakers fleeing the state as a way to stall its passage.
Two other GOP governors facing major budget crises – New Jersey’s Chris Christie and Michigan’s Rick Snyder – have made it clear that they don’t see restricting bargaining rights as the key to more austerity. Texas, North Carolina, and Louisiana face major budget deficits, and in those states public employees don’t have collective bargaining rights.
To what extent is collective bargaining to blame for out-of-control state spending? Is clamping down on the ability of public-employee unions to negotiate an important tactic for closing what may grow to a combined $125 billion gap in state budgets next fiscal year?
I can’t understand how Trade Unions and others like the Mine Workers can stand with government unions. I have sent much of my like in “Right to Work” states and have specifically requested trade union sub-contractors for building projects because I have watched unions like the IBEW train, certify and produce exceptional tradesmen ofttimes working with less than “prime” candidates. To me someone who has gone through a trade union’s training is much preferred over someone simply “licensed” by government. The mining, seafaring and manufacturing unions whose primary objectives are the safety and just treatment of their members are also good organizations. This i not to say I believe in union protectionism. I believe that unions should have to sell their product to the members and their worth to their consumers. “Look for the union label” used to mean higher quality, and it still should.
Government unions (and now the UAW with their cozy relationship and funding running back and forth with corrupticrat politicians) are the ones that draw my ire and the following video sums it up in a nutshell. The Government Unions have become the way to make the taxpayer fund big government politicians at the expense of the taxpayers.
There is a need to muzzle the public sector unions. They take a share of the taxpayer funds allocated to pay for public services, and then use a large part of those funds to elect the people they are supposed to “bargain with” in order o receive more of the taxpayers money. The best solution would be a federal “right to work” law that would make joining and paying dues to a union totally optional with none of that “agency fee” nonsense. Or for that matter stringent by the NRLB of the “Beck rights” found in the landmark decision Communication Workers v. Beck. Of course Obummer has appointed a guy to head the NLRB that doesn’t even believe. in the right to secret ballot, he wants his gooion
friends thugs to know who voted against them. For “appropriate” reeducation no doubt.
There was a time when public service was considered a noble but lower paid calling. While benefits in the public sector were always good, public servants historically could expect to trade some level of wages in exchange for job stability. No more. Today, public sector union workers earn more than their private sector counterparts, they have far more job stability, and their benefits and pensions far outshine the average in the private sector. Looking specifically at Wisconsin, for instance, the “average Milwaukee Public School teacher will be receiving $100,005 in compensation this year – $56,500 of that is in salary, and a whopping $43,505 is in benefits.” Note that a teacher’s salary only covers a little over 9 months of employment. When adjusted for that, “teachers are among some of the most highly compensated employees in the state.” And as far as quality for the tax payer dollars spent, it is notable that, according to Juan Williams on Fox News Sunday today, the reading test scores for black children in Milwaukee are the lowest in the country.
The crew at “Morning Joe” seem surprised and shocked when Niall Ferguson points out the obvious. Obummer does not have a cohesive foreign policy beyond feel-good speeches and his long term plan to weaken us economically enough that we transform from “The Great Satan” to “The Great Joke (or Whipping Boy, take your pick) granting us the safety of insignificance.
I found it humorous when Ferguson answered the question about the administration’s foreign policy talent by using his interviewer Mika’s daddy Zbigniew as the standard that no one met. In chess that is called “a fork”.
While I have mixed feelings about Zbigniew Kazimierz Brzezinski, To me he is a democrat that is like Zell Miller (albeit with a totally different accent). He warned the Democrats that their pacifism was alienating part of their historical base. He worked for Kennedy, Carter and Reagan. The Kremlin blamed him or John Paul’s election as Pope. He became a US citizen in 1958 at the age of 30. Why can’t the USCIS find us more immigrants like him?