The Recall Heard Around The World...

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    An interesting article by Ann Coulter


    I watched the Wisconsin returns on MSNBC Tuesday night, and it came right down to the wire between “the Democrats were outspent 7-to-1″ and “Republicans are stripping union rights!”

    President Obama wanted to go to Wisconsin, but he just didn’t have time. He’s been doing so many campaign fundraisers lately he barely has time to play golf.

    The left’s “outspent” argument is ridiculous. Unions take money by force from members, hire hundreds of political operatives and give them salaries to work on campaigns, then call them “volunteers” so their work isn’t reported as a campaign contribution.

    Luckily for them, government employees’ non-punishing work schedules leave them plenty of time to be in a constant state of grievance, demanding recalls after any election they lose, and mobilizing voters.

    This election had nothing to do with people being paid a fair wage for the work they do. The question is: Do you want a society where the people whose salaries you pay make more than those who pay them?

    The Democrats will do anything the government unions ask, because (1) It’s not their money they’re spending, it’s the taxpayers’; and (2) Government unions reciprocate by making sure the Democrats keep getting re-elected.

    Gov. Andrew Cuomo is about to turn New York into Pottersville from “It’s a Wonderful Life” by legalizing gambling so he can keep paying the unions.

    All manufacturing has been driven out of the state by high taxes — and by well-compensated government employees who make it impossible to do business in New York. The state’s principal cash cow, New York City, is now entirely composed of a tiny slice of Wall Streeters and the people who serve them — personal trainers, doormen, maids, doctors, lawyers, restaurateurs and Keith Olbermann’s cat groomer.

    Outside of New York City, everyone works for the government. But there’s no actual industry in the state. People are fleeing New York faster than Democrat legislators fled Wisconsin before a vote they were going to lose.

    Soon it will be just another mid-range, dying state. If the financial sector ever leaves, New York City will be Detroit, which itself was once the nation’s crown jewel metropolis...

    Read more: Wisconsin Recall | The recall heard around the world | The Daily Caller
     
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    Interesting how the stock market soared on Wednesday. Do you think investors saw the defeat of the ridiculous recall as a sign that things are definitely going to finally get better come November??
     
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    Just to help some of you geniuses come back to earth,

    the Right had the same euphoric reaction when Gray Davis was recalled in CA. They thought that was some big ass deal.

    They even wanted to change the constitution so Arnold could run for president. lol
     
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    There's still a lot of work to do. We have to fix all of the other 56 states that Obama visited.
     
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    They didn't, a couple of nuts kicked it around a little...unless that's what you meant by "they". But, nothing serious was considered.
     
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    Greedy Union are out of step with real America. They feel entitled to endless raises and increases no matter their personal performance or the state of the economy. When they retire they guaranteed payments that their private sector counterpart would have to have a $1.5MM nest egg to match. But even that's not enough, they want MORE of our efforts! We're not working hard enough to support the Public sector unions!

    And they are lead by a clueless radical President who this time, for real, really gave us an economy as bad as the FDR Depression.

    The Democrat Party is a vampire squid sticking its blood funnel into anything that smells like taxpayer money
     
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    They're like the Tripods in the War Of The Worlds sticking tubes into the humans and sucking their essence out.
     
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    Why does a libertarian complain about the choice of employees to band together and hire someone to negotiate for them?
     
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    Why does a government employee need someone to negotiate for them. They cannot negotiate with a taxpayer, they can only negotiate with an elected official. An elected official that may have received funding from the union that wants to negotiate with him/her?? Is this not a conflict of interest??
     
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    FDR stated Public Service Unions were a bad idea.
     

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