Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Big Government: No Taters For Tots

The lonely spud. Tator. Big government has decided that it is bad. Now kids in school will be denied that which they like and is good for them because health advocates have decided that the potato is making our kids fat.

The spud has had a tough time lately. In the last year, it has been marginalized by new school lunch rules, demonized by a popular television program and blamed for the nation's obesity epidemic. Health advocates and government officials have pushed to take them off lunch lines, where kids often reach for the crispy treats instead of greener vegetables.

Big government can’t balance a budget, it orders us to use light bulbs and dish detergents we don’t want because they don’t work and they pretty much bungle every thing they do, both good and bad. Big government and their unions tell our kids they can’t play tag nor dodge ball and other popular kid’s games because they aren’t safe and they “teach” the wrong message as exercise, but then say kids are fat because of potatoes.

There is an obesity problem in America and it is called big fat government living off a Foie Gras diet of our money which is making them fatter by the minute. Instead of injecting themselves into the workings of local schools and the eating habits of children the government ought to get off its ass and get lean instead of denying tots tators. 

Unions: Voters Join Walker, Kasich Christie In Rejection Of Union Greed

Don Surber points out some realities in West Virginia. The number one reality is that in what was once a hard core union state the voters have turned against them. That voters have become anti-union is even more important because it was in a Democrat primary.

Democrats. Democrats in West Virginia. Democrats who supported the Exalted Cyclops, Robert C. Byrd, who supported every union and every piece of union legislation. Democrats.

The unions here in Ohio had huge protests at the state capital against Republican Governor John Kasich and S.B. 5, a bill to have union members pay more of a fair share of their benefits, and lost. Unions in Wisconsin vowed to take down Republican Governor Walker, to take over the state capital and to defeat Judge Prosser in his election as a referendum on Walker’s union policy and they lost, lost, lost. Unions in New Jersey took on Republican Christie and ran into the Sicilian Irish Express who offered to help them pack their bags if they wanted to flee. Three states with three new Republican governors dealing with Democrat budgets that were killing those states.

Unions were dying before Democrats shored up the movement by initiating public sector unions. Public sector union is a nice way to say government workers whose big bosses extort higher pay and benefits than enjoyed in the private sector for themselves at tax payer, i.e. non-government workers, expense. The movement to rein in union power and corruption is spreading across the country even rearing its head in places like New York and California which is a death knell for unions.

A second movement, immigration reform, is also spreading and if successful it means that illegal aliens will not become legal and not be able to vote Democrat in higher numbers than they already illegally do. If, and it is a big if, Democrats lose on both of these issues it will cost them not just votes at home and in congress, but also millions of dollars with which to further their progressive policies. If this happens there will be a shift in the body politic of seismic proportion and there won’t be enough federal emergency funds or stimulus packages to save them. The rejection would be final.