Posts Tagged ‘Wisconsin’

Occupy Wall Street – the Left’s Tea Party

Posted by Troy on 11th June 2012 in Current Events, Political

After seeing the Tea Party’s effectiveness in Wisconsin, Van Jones and Bill Maher want Occupy Wall Street to become the Tea Party.  This is, of course, what the Democrats have been hoping for.  However, OWS has been less than forthcoming in the transformation from rabble to political powerhouse.  First of all, this is against their nature.  OWS is not interested in becoming a voting block for the Democrats.  The “leaders” have already expressed a concern that that would happen and want to operate “outside the electoral process” as it were.  Of course, since that’s the only legitimate way to effect American politics, you really gotta wonder what they have in mind.

I have another question, do you really think that OWS occupying the primary process the way the Tea Party does would help the Democrats?  You have gotta be kidding me.  The Tea Party is considered extreme for demanding Constitutional government and fiscal sanity.  Of course, all the media people will only talk about OWS’s stance on crony capitalism, so they completely ignore the insane levels of socialism the bulk of the protesters want.  So, let’s see…the Republican candidate  get up there and talk about the American Revolution and our Founding Fathers, and the Constitution, and the Democrat candidate gets up there and talks about the French Revolution, Marxism, and Revolution.  Gee, I wonder who would beat the cold crap out of who?

America would always choose the Constitutional candidate against the Revolutionary.  The Tea Party’s dream candidate talks about balanced budgets and Constitutional limits on governmental powers.  The Occupy Wall Street’s dream candidate talks about taxing the rich and making everything free.  The Democrats might as well drop this little pipe dream.  It’s a lost cause either way.

Long Live the Constitution!

Walker, Unions, and Outside Money

Posted by Troy on 6th June 2012 in Current Events, Political

Governor Scott Walker survived the recall election.  This basically means that the Unions and Wisconsin Democrats wasted millions of taxpayer dollars and everybody’s time and the money that both parties spent on campaigning.  Good going, guys.

This recall election should have never had happened.  He was recalled merely because the Left did not like the laws that he passed.  This is an inappropriate reason to have a recall.  A recall should be for cause, a moral or ethical flaw comes to light such as learning a politician had raped someone when he was younger.  The only other reason a recall should be issued is if they actively go against their campaign promise.  Scott Walker ran on stopping Obamacare.  If he had gone up there and voted in favor for it on the first day, then yes, he should be recalled.  However, Scott Walker did exactly what he said he was going to do.  As such, there was no reason for him to be recalled.  I think that the Wisconsonites understood that, and that is part of the reason why he won by nine percentage points.

Unions are a dinosaur that have outlived their usefulness.  If they were still useful, they wouldn’t have to pass card check and make belonging to a union mandatory.  If you’re worthwhile, you don’t have to force people to join.  When they started out, unions gave workers power.  Over time, they made a lot of improvements.  As working conditions improved to the point where workers were satisfied, workers stopped forming and joining unions.  Of course, unions leaned on the Democrats and passed laws to ensure that their future was secure.  In the real world, what should have happened is that the union would have been dissolved after the workers were satisfied with their working conditions.  If conditions fell again, the workers would unionize again, and the cycle would start over.  However, this did not happen, and unions were able to secure deals that have bankrupted company after company and is on the verge of bankrupting state after state.

Unable to deal with laws being passed that they didn’t approve of, the Left recalled the Governor.  Unable to deal with the fact that they lost and lost badly, they blame the influx of outside money and the fact that Scott Walker outspent Barrett.  There is nothing wrong with someone making a contribution to someone.  It is only a problem if there is an ethical violation tied to the contribution such as buying someone’s vote.  I don’t remember anyone on the Left whining about Obama outspending McCain 3 to 1 in the 2008 election, and that was after Obama said that he would only use public financing.  Of course, that promise (like any others he makes) is only good until it is in his benefit to go back on it.  It is incumbent upon a candidate to acquire campaign funds.  Imagine a case where a local election is taking place in a poor county.  The richest man in the county is running and controls a lot of the media outlets.  You mean to tell me you would be against the opponent seeking campaign help from outside the county?  As long as the advertisements that the outside parties paid for are true, there can be no problem.  The only goal of advertisements is to educate the public and present them with information.  Only the people can make a decision.  Only the people can vote.  I for one believe that people are smart enough to tell when they are being lied to.  I believe they can evaluate information and make rational decisions.  Basically, if you are against Citizens United and outside financing and other matters of the sort, what this really means is that you do not believe that people are qualified, on the whole, to make these judgement calls.  If this is the case, why bother having elections?  What should you have us do?  Shall we collect all the funds and then split it evenly?  That’s not fair, is it?  If a politician draws more donations because of his policies, shouldn’t he have the benefit of having such appeal?  If you believe that money is the only thing that matters, let’s do away with elections.  We’ll just have a fund raiser.  The candidate that raises the most money wins, and the amount raised will go to their favorite charity.

Long Live the Constitution!

Protestors!

Posted by Troy on 10th March 2011 in Current Events

Well, I applaud Wisconsin.  Normally, I would view such procedural slight of hand with contempt, but given what the Democrats were doing (thwarting the legislative practice by running away and not representing the people), I am glad that it is somewhat over.

That being said, I wonder what they would have said if the Tea Party had acted half as bad.  Millions in damages were inflicted on public property.  They assaulted people.  They were loud and unruly.  If the Tea Party would have acted like this, it would have been plastered on the news and they would have been portrayed as extremists/terrorists.

Governor Walker and the Wisconsin Senators

Posted by Troy on 28th February 2011 in Current Events, Political

Here’s what you should do.  Go on to other matters.  Show the people that the Democrats not coming back to town is holding up all business.  They are neglecting their duties.  In this game, there are three sides (as there usually are).  There’s those who are going to support the Left no matter what.  There are those who are going to support the Right, no matter what.  Finally, there are those who just want things to keep running smoothly.  Your base is secure.  People aren’t going to jump ship and go over to the Left.  The question then becomes, what will impress the ones in the middle the most?  You can either 1) abandon your goals and agree to vote it down, 2) go on endlessly about this one topic, or 3) move on to new business.  If you really believe in what you preach, the first option isn’t on the table.  The second option makes you look like you’re single-minded and makes you as big an enemy as those errant Democrats.  The third option is the only viable option.  Pick it, and let the chips fall where they may.  Either you win in four years, or you lose, but it’s really your only choice.

Wisconsin yet again

Posted by Troy on 27th February 2011 in Current Events, Political

It’s Wisconsin time yet again.  This is arguably one of the most important things going on in the country today. 

I can’t believe any taxpayers are for this.  Bear in mind, we are giving them collective rights to raid the public coffers.  That hardly seems right.  Isn’t it a conflict of interest for politicians to take money from the SEIU?  They are elected to represent all of us, but they are getting money which makes them beholden to their own employees.  That just doesn’t sound right.

The other problem with Unions is that their purpose has become perverted.  I’m a capitalist at heart.  If Fernando is worth $75,000, and Joe is only worth $25,000 (and honestly, the guy is worth less than that and should be fired), why should the Union protect Joe, forcing the company to pay him at least $45,000 causing the company to pay Fernando only $55,000?  Collectiveness brings out only the most base instincts in humans.  It ends up bringing out laziness.  Not only that, but it also makes life absurd.  I understand in NYC that you’re not allowed to move a table at an event.  If you want a table moved, you have to get a Union person to move it.  In the South, if we want a table moved, a couple of guys pick up the table and move it.  We don’t call someone to do it for us.  Is it because we’re anti-Unions and want to bust them up?  No, it’s because it’s utterly ridiculous to call someone to move a stupid table.  When are we going to start acting like sane adults again?

Those who say this is an assault on freedom, let me ask you this: Are the members of the Unions free?  If they are happy with the way things are, can they choose to go into work when the Union call for a strike?

I will say that firefighters and police shouldn’t be exempt.  This is another clear example of a politician being beholden upon a union for supporting them.  Go out and rent Waiting for Superman.  The fact of the matter is that teacher unions are more guilty of protecting bad teachers than for promoting good education.  Unions are an outdated institution.  With the information sources we have at our disposal, their services are largely unnecessary.

Brave Sir Robin

Posted by Troy on 24th February 2011 in Current Events, Political

When danger reared its ugly head, Sir Robin bravely turned and fled.

That’s what the Democrat Senators remind me of–Brave Sir Robin.  People who claim that they are doing their job by defeating the bill by not showing up for a vote are merely being partisan.  If the Republicans had used a similar tactic to defeat Health Care, these are the people who would be howling to have them arrested and strung up (after the vote, of course). 

This is no more than a spoiled brat kid taking his ball and going home.  This is the nature of politics.  You cannot simply say “We don’t approve of what laws you want to pass, so we’re just not going to show up.”  How is that not a sort of Fascism?  You can only pass laws that we approve of, even when we’re not in power.  Sometimes you’re in power, sometimes you’re not.  Deal with it.  That’s what adults do.

In other news, I understand Van Jones wants to have riots/protests at all the State’s capitals over the summer.  Grrrrrr-eat.  Have we forgotten that we are the ones are paying these people?  I should think, as the taxpayers/employers, that we should get on board with the desire to keeping the costs, debt, and taxes low.

Long Live the Constitution!