Monday, April 04, 2011

SB 5 Will Save Ohioans Over $1.19 Billion Annually

That's a lot of buckeyes.

Analysis Shows SB 5 Would Save Money

COLUMBUS, Ohio (WTVN) -- Ohio government analysts are estimating a new collective bargaining law could save the state about $191 million each year. And they say school districts, townships and other local governments could see more than $1 billion in savings annually.

The figures were released Monday by the state's Department of Administrative Services. The estimates were based on parts of the law dealing with health care costs and wages. The measure prohibits employers from paying more than 85 percent of workers' health insurance costs. It also gets rid of automatic pay increases and pay based on length of service.

I wish my employer paid 85% of my health insurance costs. You go Governor John! This is why we elected you.

WI Union Bosses Screw Rank & File Once Again: Vote Kloppenburg!

From the marble palaces of union bosses in DC the cry has gone on high, SOLIDARITY FEVER! Workers of the world, well at least Wisconsin, unite. We're all in this together, right?

Not so much.
Solidarity Fever’s Fatal Effects, or the Hazards of Trusting Your Union Rep

Having union bosses look after the health of unions is much like having government look after the health of citizens. A lot of people are going to get hurt and those under the bus will be dead.

But the union bosses will be living large which will nourish them just enough to figure out how to next help. And those limos will allow them to not be distracted by the unemployed roaming the streets and $4 gas. Tinted windows are good. Scotch on the rocks and great cigars as opiates of the bosses is better. It's good to be king.

Obama 2012!

Iraq - still
Afghanistan - still
Gitmo - a growing concern - possible pool house addition
Balanced Budget - not so much
Trillions added to debt - very much
Health Care Reform - deformed
Libya - you betcha
Housing collapse - came crashing down
Unlimited employment - limited employment
Tax the rich big - uh, no, needs them for billion dollar campaign
No more capital gains on small business - no need, most small business gone
International tax haven watch list - known as the member list for the Committee to Reelect Obama
Stop foreclosures - oops
Union help - bribery almost complete
Government efficiency - huh?
Better energy policy - gas $4
Middle class assistance - assisted middle class onto welfare and unemployment
High speed rail - kinda stalled at the station
Special advisor on violence against women - hired 3 violent women to war on Libya

He made 510 promises all told. Thankfully, most haven't happened, will be repealed or will never happen.

The Perfect Storm Our Fearless Leaders Have Created For US

The perfect storm has been building for decades as government grows larger, more powerful and less effective, as unions invade our public sector, as private enterprise is ridiculed and Americans who cherish life and liberty turned their eyes in hopes it would all go away. Each year workers expected more and more for less and less. Each year students have been taught how evil our country is. Each year the government supports failure in economic terms that are staggering. Each year the news we receive is less and less tethered to reality. Each year government found another entitlement. Each year government spent more and more. Each year government told us it was going to be fine because they were here to protect every facet of America. Each year, they all lied and took and never gave back. Yes, a perfect storm has been created.

So, Obama has single handedly created our recovery. Rejoice all ye blind supporters and economists, but I repeat myself. Our fearless reporters, at least those that can tear themselves away from manning the bollocks, will speak of the great unknown we are emerging from into the glowing unknown we are entering and how wonderful it all will be.

Union members are in for a rough row. They will win a few court battles to regain some turf and they may win some state referendums to overturn legislation that actually puts them more on par with the private sector and, gasp, holds them accountable. All the tens, possible hundreds, of millions they will spend will further weaken them and hasten their demise because unions represent all that has become wrong in our economy. They are the tip of the storm. The perfect storm.

Tepid, at best, job growth is with no income increase, in fact, lowered income for those not working for government and unions which are becoming the same thing. AFSCME alone has 3,500 local unions spread across 46 states that gave $87.5 million split between Democrats and Republicans 98:1 respectively. They all got raises above the national norm and have almost ironclad job protection. Not so amongst workers in the private sector.

Job growth is trying to occur in an economy that is deeply in debt with more debt, and the incredible interest on that debt, growing each day. That means our workers are working for China and other countries that own our debt and to exacerbate the problem, 40 cents of every dollar spent by the federal government is borrowed. Probably from China. Our enemy. China, a country that wants our wealth, but will not abide our liberty and freedom because a slave master doesn't like those things. Our new master will also dictate jobs, growth or no growth, and how much salaries will be allowed.

Also part of our perfect storm is our future. All the protected teachers and professors are training their students, not for entrepreneurship, manufacturing, invention and other basic necessities of our economy, but for  standing in line for jobs that only illegal immigrants will fill.

Yes, every Pierpont Watson Willowpoint III will look forward to utilizing that degree for standing in line for a deep frying position that he will lose out for by someone named Pablo. I wonder if Pierpont's living trust will have clauses pertaining to employment as a necessity for Pierpont's annual withdrawal from the trust? I do hope his worsted wool doesn't retain the malodor of Harry Reid's great unwashed.

There are so many factors in a perfect storm. These are but a few that undermine our hopes and dreams. Others, such as liberals in congress that spout studies made up by union protected workers in an attempt to stop any cuts to their pet reelection programs such as bridges to nowhere. And there are others that actually are beginning to publicly say that they want to undermine our way of life by undermining our economy with socialism.

It is a perfect storm of historic stupidity and it may be the ruin of us all.