Activist NJ Judge Rules Against Gov. Christie: Greedy Unionistas Get Theirs Come Hell Or High Water

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New Jersey is broke. That fact is not in dispute.

But greedy public employee unionistas sued to force Governor Chris Christie into fully funding their gold-plated pension system. And an activist judge said “yes.”

In a significant blow to Gov. Chris Christie, a judge ruled today that the governor broke a law he signed by cutting $1.57 billion from a pension payment this year, and must now work with state lawmakers to restore the money.

Superior Court Judge Mary Jacobson sided with a group of public worker unions who sued to stop Christie from slashing the payment to New Jersey’s retirement fund for hundreds of thousands of government workers after his administration’s revenue projections fell far short and left a gaping hole in the spending plan that began last July 1.

The decision could blow a massive hole in the current state budget, sending the Republican governor and the Democratic-controlled state Legislature scrambling to come up with the funds by June 30, when the fiscal year ends.

State Assembly Majority Leader Lou Greenwald said today he doesn’t know where they would find $1.57 billion in this year’s $32.5 billion budget and warned it would take “draconian” cuts to accomplish.

“The impact on programs at the end of the year would be devastating,” Greenwald (D-Camden) said.

Be careful what you wish for, you might get it.

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The only way to fully fund the bloated pension system’s overly generous benefits is to cut discretionary spending.

So Governor Christie, cut. And then cut some more.

Decimate every sacred cow near and dear to New Jersey’s libtards; cut state aid to education, slash municipal assistance, refuse to spare Medicare, and layoff legions of unnecessary unionistas.

Hit ’em where it hurts.

The retirees get their bloated pensions, but everybody under 40 gets screwed. Let’s see how long that equation remains viable.

I give it 15 minutes.

Then the folks who still have jobs will decide to cut their losses and let the “biological solution” take care of the grumpy grifters.

Or not. In the end it doesn’t matter who gets screwed, so long as it’s not us taxpayers.

Chris Christie wants to be president. Ergo, he won’t raise taxes to satiate the pension behemoth. So whatever constituency does get hosed, I’ll be the guy over there laughing in the corner.

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Oppose Common Core? A Union Boss Promises Violence Against You

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In typical union goon fashion, the President of the NY United Federation of Teachers, Michael Mulgrew, directly threatened anyone who opposes that anti-educational/liberal indoctrination plot know as Common Core. 

Video surfaced on Thursday showing Michael Mulgrew, president of New York’s United Federation of Teachers, as he unloaded a hateful rant against critics of the Common Core Standards Initiative.

“If someone takes something from me, I’m going to grab it right back out of their cold, twisted, sick hands and say it is mine!” Mulgrew bellowed clownishly. “You do not take what is mine!”

The union boss also challenged opponents of Common Core and union control over education to a fist fight.

“I’m going to punch you in the face and push you in the dirt because this is the teachers’!” Mulgrew threatened.

The teachers union bigwig made the speech at a convention in Los Angeles last month, according to the New York Daily News.

Here is a video of Mulgrew’s comments…

You see, his comments are emblematic of liberalism.  They demand complete control.  They use that control to screw things up thoroughly, then blame someone else for the failure that results.  Then, if anyone questions them, or threatens that control, violence usually comes.  I did videos on that a while back…

In other words, Mulgrew is just acting in accordance with his nature as a union goon.  He’ll get whatever he wants, no matter the cost, or people will get hurt.

 

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Burn down a school? Retire and collect your full pension!

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Annals of public employee unionistas — Edison, NJ Edition.

The custodian facing charges for allegedly starting a fire that burned down an Edison elementary school has retired.

Jerome Higgins confirmed by phone to The Star-Ledger that he no longer works for the school district. He declined to comment further, saying, “I’m not at liberty to speak.”

Board of education members accepted Higgins’ resignation at a special meeting Tuesday night, according to a report on MyCentralJersey.com. The resignation was effective as of June 30.

Higgins, 48, of East Brunswick is eligible for a pension since he has worked for the district for more than 25 years. He was paid $68,708 in 2012, public records indicate.

The county prosecutor charged Higgins improperly discarded a cigarette on March 22, igniting a fire that destroyed James Monroe Elementary School. No one else was in the building when the blaze broke out on March 22, a Saturday.

In the Real World, if you burn down your place of employment, you’re fired.

 

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But the public employee unions don’t operate in a sane universe; they only care about their own, children be damned.

Because, the union will say, Mr. Higgins will be “punished.” With a slap on the wrist.

Higgins is due in court Sept. 5. He could be fined $500 and receive 30 days in Middlesex County jail if he is convicted.

He’s 48 years old, and now retired. For $500 bucks, and maybe 30 days in jail, he’ll live large on the taxpayer’s dime for the next 40 some odd years. Meanwhile the good people of Edison will have build a new school on top of paying for pyro-man’s cushy retirement.

Your tax dollars at work.

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SCOTUS slaps down SEIU over illegal union dues

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Schadenfreude! SCOTUS ruling will force SEIU to repay millions in illegal union dues

The Purple People Beaters got beat. And soon, they’ll feel the heat.

One of the nation’s most powerful labor unions could face a costly onslaught of lawsuits seeking tens of millions of dollars in dues, after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled the money was collected improperly, legal experts said.

In a ruling Monday, the high court held that Service Employees International Union cannot force people who care for loved ones to be union members and deduct dues from the government checks of those they care for. The practice has gone on for several years in a handful of states, creating a lucrative stream of cash for the powerful labor organization, which represents more than 2 million workers and takes in about $300 million per year.

“The whole point of the decision was that the folks milked by the SEIU weren’t really public employees and should not be forced to pay union dues at all,” said Hans Bader, senior attorney for the Competitive Enterprise Institute. “So they should be able to sue for refund of their compelled union dues back as far as the statute of limitations will allow.”

“It could have a large effect,” he added.

Every dime refunded to these hard-working folks is money that can’t be used for promoting Democrats at the ballot box. And any day when public employee unionista power gets curtailed is a good day for America.

What’s not to like about that?

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Michigan Teacher’s Union Contract Specifically Excludes Christians

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“Christians need not apply,” might as well read the signs at one Michigan school.  The union’s contract with that district specifically excludes Christians from the hiring process.  Here is more on the teacher’s union hatred for Christianity…

One of the latest outrageous reports emanating from this bastion of leftism, however, indicates just how dedicated unions are to the cause of whitewashing America’s founding principles and values.

One Michigan school district’s teachers union boasts a contract that unequivocally states that “[s]pecial consideration shall be given to … those of the non-Christian faith” in filling open positions within the school system. It appears that this inclusion not only violates a previous passage in the contract but also a state law that prohibits religious discrimination in employment decisions.

The contact, which governs teachers in the community until 2017, guarantees similar advantages for minorities and women. Though millions of Americans consider such considerations antithetical to the selection of the best candidate, regardless of race or gender, the emphasis on hiring non-Christians is especially distasteful.

Ann Arbor’s Thomas Law Center President Richard Thompson expressed his concern regarding the contract’s language.

“Why would they be discriminating against Christians?” he asked. “They are not supposed to be discriminating against people for their religious beliefs. It’s outrageous – and I believe it’s unconstitutional.”

He concluded that the document could clearly result in a religious litmus test for current and future teachers in the district.

“Are people going to hide their faith so they can get a promotion?” he wondered. “There is a subtle persecution of Christians.”

Again, the left wants all sorts of protections against discrimination, but allow themselves to violate those same requirements.  Remember when the AARP was sued for age discrimination?  Remember when ACORN was a “champion” of the “living wage,” and refused to pay their workers minimum wage?  Or how about unions paying homeless and other disadvantaged folks slave wages to carry protest signs?  You see kids, rules are for you to follow.  Your leftist overlords, on the other hand, are immune from those rules.  And as soon as you get used to that fact, the more comfortable you will be with your enslavement.

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Voter Suppression in Mexico! Democrats Silent

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If we would follow the logic of Democrats, we would have to denounce the voter suppression in Mexico.  You see, the Mexican government is demanding that voters show an appropriate ID in order to cast a vote!  As we know from the Democrats, voter ID laws are inherently racist, and prevents dead people felons Mickey Mouse democratic voters from casting their ballots repeatedlyDa Tech Guy has more…

I call on every “liberal” entity to rise up in support of dead people felons Mickey Mouse democrat voters.  Because, as we all know, asking voters for ID is completely and utterly racist, and is only meant to suppress the dead people felons Mickey Mouse democrat voter turnout.

Because, there couldn’t possibly be any hypocrisy here, right?

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Socialism Depends On Sheeple

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I was reminded recently by a troll who got lost and stumbled across this humble blog the we conservative/libertarians are careless in the way we throw around the terms “socialism” or “socialist”. The troll reminded me that “socialism” means state ownership of the means of production and in America the State does not own the means of production. Technically the troll is right. We on the Right tend to use the labels “liberal’ or “progressive” or “socialist” interchangeably. But, we do it with good reason. Whatever label the Left prefers doesn’t matter much to us because we know that the policies they promote all eventually lead to socialism. And, in this day and age, it isn’t necessary for the State (the collective people) to actually own the means of production, in the Soviet sense, to have effective control of the means of production. ObamaCare is a perfect example.

So, to my way of thinking, it doesn’t mater label the Left prefers, they are socialist whether the like it or not. Socialism is alive and well in America as we conservative/libertarians know all too well. And, as I said in today’s title, socialism depends on there being plenty of sheeple. Sheeple, unfortunately, make up the majority of mankind. It is easier to conform to the collective and let the collective tell you what to think, what to believe, and how to behave than it is to be self-reliant individual. This morning I came across the best analysis of sheeple I’ve ever read at Zero Hedge. Please do check it out. Here is a small sample of what the author, Brandon Smith, had to say about sheeple:

A sheeple gathers his entire identity from the group. He acts the way he believes the group wants him to act. He thinks the way he believes the group wants him to think. All of his “ideas” are notions pre-approved by the mainstream. All of his arguments and talking points are positions he heard from the media, or academia, and he has never formed an original opinion in his life. Without the group telling him what to do, the average sheeple is lost and disoriented. When cast into a crisis situation requiring individual initiative, he panics or becomes apathetic, waiting for the system to come and save him rather than taking care of himself. Sheeple are so dependent on others for every aspect of their personality and their survival that when faced with disaster, they are the most likely people to curl up and die.

Sheeple are not only reliant on the collective for their identity and their survival; they also need a steady supplement of approval from others in order to function day to day. When a sheeple leaves his home, he is worried about how his appearance is perceived, how his attitude is perceived, how his lifestyle is perceived and how his opinions are perceived. Everything he does from the moment his day begins revolves around ensuring that the collective approves of him. Even his acts of “rebellion” are often merely approved forms of superficial “individualism” reliant on style rather than substance. This approval becomes a kind of emotional drug to which the sheeple is addicted. He will never make waves among the herd or stand out against any aspect of the herd worldview, because their approval sustains and cements his very existence. To take collective approval away from him would be like cutting off a heroin junky’s supplier. To be shunned by the group would destroy him psychologically.

My troll should be pleased that today I am going to report on the activities of a true “socialist” in America today; more specifically in that bastion of “liberalism”, Seattle,, Washington. Jazz Shaw, at Hot Air, tells us about a young woman in Seattle by the name of Kshama Sawant who does not hide behind labels. She is a socialist and she is proud of it.

Seattle voters have elected a socialist to city council for the first time in modern history.

Kshama Sawant’s lead continued to grow on Friday, prompting 16-year incumbent Richard Conlin to concede.

Even in this liberal city, Sawant’s win has surprised many here. Conlin was backed by the city’s political establishment. On election night, she trailed by four percentage points. She wasn’t a veteran politician, having only run in one previous campaign.

But in the days following election night, Sawant’s share of the votes outgrew Conlin’s.

“I don’t think socialism makes most people in Seattle afraid,” Conlin said Friday.

I went to Wikipedia to find out the background of Kshama Sawant.

Sawant was born to Vasundhara and H. T. Ramanujam in Pune, India in a middle class family of the Brahmin caste.[5][7][8] Sawant’s mother is a retired principal and her father, a civil engineer, was killed by a drunk driver when she was 13.[9] Sawant’s observations of poverty in her native country and her unhappiness with the Indian caste system helped shape her political views before her adoption of socialism.[8][10] Sawant grew up in Mumbai where she later studied computer science and graduated with a B.Sc from the University of Mumbai in 1994. Sawant married her husband Vivek, an engineer at Microsoft, and moved to the United States.[11] After moving to the United States Sawant decided to abandon the computer engineering field. She began to pursue study in economics due to what she described as her own “questions of economic inequality.”[12] She entered the economics program atNorth Carolina State University where she earned a PhD. Her dissertation was titled Elderly Labor Supply in a Rural, Less Developed Economy.[5][13] Sawant moved to Seattle in 2006 and, after hearing a speech by a Socialist Alternative organizer, became a socialist. She became a United States citizen in 2010.[14] Sawant and her husband Vivek are separated.[7]

Shaw’s linked source says that her Socialist Alternative platform resonated with the sheeple people of Seattle.

… she pushed a platform that resonated with the city. She backed efforts to raise the minimum wage to $15; called for rent control in the city where rental prices keep climbing; and supports a tax on millionaires to help fund a public transit system and other services.

Seattle, as you are probably aware is the home of Boeing and Ed Morrissey of Flopping Aces tells us that althugh Seattle young socialist has yet to take her seat on the City Council, she has wasted no time in trying to stir up trouble with Boeing’s Machinist Sheeple Union.

On Monday night, she spoke to supporters of Boeing Machinists, six days after they rejected a contract guaranteeing jobs in Everett building the new 777X airliner for eight years, in exchange for new workers giving up their guaranteed company pensions.

If Boeing and the union can not come to terms, Boeing has warned that those Seattle jobs could go somewhere else. Ms. Sawant says:

That will be nothing short of economic terrorism because it’s going to devastate the state’s economy.

So, she has a suggestion for the Machinist Union folks:

The workers should take over the factories, and shut down Boeing’s profit-making machine.

She calls that “democratic ownership”. According to her reasoning:

The only response we can have if Boeing executives do not agree to keep the plant here is for the machinists to say the machines are here, the workers are here, we will do the job, we don’t need the executives. The executives don’t do the work, the machinists do,” she said.

And, according to this article, the sheeple union members were cheering her on. Of course it didn’t occur to this “socialist” that there are laws against stealing private property. But, even if Boeing would give the plant to the sheeple Machinist Union, where does she think they would get the huge amounts of capital to buy the raw materials needed to build those planes, who is going to negotiate the financing and loans that would be needed, who is going to go around the world to sell their produce and write the contracts, and who is going to organize all those efforts? In short, it doesn’t occur to this socialist that the sheeple would need a management structure, who do indeed work. Maybe she thinks the sheeple union members can do everything. More likely, she, like the sheeple she wants to lead, do not think at all.

The sheeple good folks of Seattle elected this “socialist”. I hope they will be happy. One thing is for sure. If Boeing does decide to move their plant to another state, the sheeple good folks of Seattle will not blame the socialist. They will blame those savage capitalist at Boeing.

Well, that’s what I’m thinking. What are your thoughts?

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A Tale of Two Stories: Taxpayer Funded Left Wing Group Shakes Down Fast Food Joints, Industry Introduces Burger Making Robot

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When organized labor went from asking for a fair wage to extorting the auto companies into bankruptcy, the industry cut costs with robots, and workers lost their jobs.  As unions were driving big coal out of the rust belt, the industry introduced continuous miners and massive longwall machines to cut costs, and less workers were needed.  This is now being re-created in the fast food industry, where a taxpayer funded group is in the process of shaking down fast food joints.  Weasel Zippers has more…

Via Reason:

Labor activists using tactics adopted from the Occupy Wall Street movement are crashing restaurants across the nation in an effort to raise wages for workers – and they’re getting taxpayer money to fund the effort.

Using a combination of federal grants and grants from left-leaning organizations, the Restaurant Opportunity Center, or ROC, is technically a charitable nonprofit and not a union. But their pro-worker messages, anti-employer protests and self-proclaimed goal of organizing service sector employees for the purposes of negotiating higher wages make ROC look and sound much like a labor union.

Some see their tactics as a deliberate attempt to skirt the nation’s labor laws. Only unions elected by a majority of a workplace can negotiate with employers on workers’ behalf, though ROC seems to be doing so in the absence of any election.

But others, including the head of the AFL-CIO, an umbrella group for dozens of labor unions, see ROC and groups like them as the new face of labor organizing in America.

ROC gets bankrolled with taxpayer cash

While the Restaurant Opportunity Center is working to increase wages for some workers, they are getting paid, in part, with federal tax dollars.

According to tax filings for ROC United, the parent organization that has launched the smaller chapters operating in many cities, the group got $180,000 in government grants during 2010 and another $60,000 in similar grants during 2011.

Keep reading…

So, in other words, this organization collects taxpayer money, and does the bidding of Communist Unions in order to make the entire US look like Detroit.  This is the same kind of communist temper tantrum that relays the following message…

That’s a nice restaurant you have there, be a shame if something were to happen to it. 

Then, the next thing on the agenda is to force the workers to join a union, and more importantly, pay union dues, so the union bosses get to buy Democrat politicians.

But, for the second part, we see that the response of the industry is kicking off…

No longer will they say, “He’s going to end up flipping burgers.” Because now, robots are taking even these ignobly esteemed jobs. Alpha machine from Momentum Machines cooks up a tasty burger with all the fixins. And it does it with such quality and efficiency it’ll produce “gourmet quality burgers at fast food prices.”

And while you fret over how many people you invited to the barbecue, Alpha churns out a painless 360 hamburgers per hour.

The article mentions that the machine pays for itself after one year.  Once the capital investment is paid off, money can then be put into better ingredients.  Truly, you can get true quality foods at fast food prices.  And, it’s part of the process started by unreasonable union demands.  By replacing people with machines, business can keep costs down, and quality high.  It ends with fewer people working, and less opportunity.  Eventually, it’s part of the process that happened to Detroit.

Asking ” do you want fries with that” is not a career opportunity, its a stepping stone.  It’s a great first job for a young person, or someone just getting into the labor market.  Liberals want to make it a career.  The only problem is that, like the other examples I mentioned, the market will not support it.   The profit margin for a fast food joint is low, and there is no wiggle room to vastly increase wages without increasing prices.  Increasing prices means that less people will buy it, and that is the death spiral that leads to closed restaurants.  So, industry will introduce robots, and if they don’t, they’ll just close.  Go to the former coal mining and steel towns in the rust belt to see what happens when unions ruin a labor market.  Go to Detroit, and see where this leads.  Am I saying that unionizing McDonald’s will turn the US into a gigantic Detroit?  No, but what I am saying is that the process of pushing business beyond the point that they can make a profit will destroy the market entirely.  Since the leftists have never learned the lesson from history, they will do this with any market.  And,  like good little Marxists, they’ll blame someone else when their efforts cause massive unemployment and economic failure.

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Unions: So Great, People Have to be Forced to Join-Union Membership Down 60% Under Scott Walker

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Isn’t it funny that when given the free choice, most workers choose NOT to join unions?     Well, that seems to be the case in Wisconsin, ever since Scott Walker signed ACT 10.  We covered that extensively back in 2010, as the unions did not at all want that passed.  Now, we know why.  When given that choice, workers say “no” to the union bosses.  Right Wisconsin has more…

MNS – Just two years after the passage of Act 10, Governor Scott Walker’s reform of the collective bargaining law in Wisconsin, new reports filed with the federal government show a dramatic drop in the membership of at least two Wisconsin unions. One union in particular, Wisconsin AFSCME Council 48, saw a 61% drop in its membership since the passage of Act 10.

Prior to Act 10, certain public sector employees were required to be a member of a union and forced to pay union dues. Once Act 10 was implemented, collective bargaining was limited to wages and each union is required to hold an annual certification vote. With this new found freedom, many public employees seem to be giving union membership a no confidence vote and opting instead to save their money rather than continue paying union dues.

Now, this might explain why unions resort to violence when anyone tries to interfere with their control over the workers.  Remember these items?

Union Goons Disrupt Special Olympics Event

Self Fulfilling Prophesy? Unions to Erect a “Tent City” in Madison

Communists and Unions Living Together…

Quick Hits: Fake Excuse Writers Under Investigation, School Employee Disciplined, Think Progress Caught Lying (Yet Again)

Union Update: Businesses Fight Back, More Death Threats

Organized Labor Update: Charges Filed for Death Threats; Union Shake-Downs a Felony?

Unions Planning “More Militant and Robust Fight-back Campaign”

Unions Step up Intimidation Against Small Businesses

Alinsky-Union Update: More Threats and Vandalism UPDATE: Author of Althouse Threats Revealed

Unions Show their love for Democracy by Preventing it

More Union Thuggery: Union Members Allegedly Break up Petition Rally, Destroy Petitions, Police do not Intervene

The Alinsky Road Show Continues: Unions Protest at Private Homes

Alinsky Rule 13: On Tour in Wisconsin

More Union Thuggery: Wisconsin Businesses Allegedly Threatened

Great Moments in Civil Discourse: Death Threats Against Republicans

Union Violence in Wisconsin

There are a ton more, but you get the idea.

Unions are so great, that people have to be forced to join.

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Parallel Universe Alert: Melissa Harris-Perry Claims That Detroit was Killed by too Little Government

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Was Detroit bankrupted  by too little government?  Well, if you ask Melissa Harris-Perry, we re living in a parallel universe where human nature and reality itself is the polar opposite of itself, and too little government did bring Detroit to it’s knees.  First, let’s take a look at Harris-Perry’s comments…


Um, not only did she deny reality, but she found a way to bash Republicans, who last ran Detroit in 1961. She also misses the high taxes that scared away businesses, the horrific crime rate that scared away the people that didn’t leave because of the taxes, the abysmal education system that makes sure that the citizens remain low information, , and the unions that scared most of the auto industry away. Obviously, it was big government that killed Detroit.

The sad thing is that there will be people that see this nonsense, and actually believe Melissa Harris-Perry. And, these people vote, probably repeatedly.  The upside, thankfully, is that not many peoiple actually watch MSNBC anyway, so the damage is hopefully minimal.

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Democrats Take Decades, But Finally Bankrupts Detroit

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After decades of Democratic rule, and the taxes, corruption, unions and crime that comes with them, finally pushed Detroit into bankruptcy.  The Chicago Tribune has more…

The future of retiree pension and health benefits for thousands of city workers hangs in the balance.

Anticipating the filing, investors drove prices of Detroit bonds and notes lower, sending their yields to record highs on Thursday.

In a letter accompanying the filing, Michigan Governor Rick Snyder said he had approved a request from Orr to file for Chapter 9 bankruptcy protection noting, “Detroit simply cannot raise enough revenue to meet its current obligations, and that is a situation that is only projected to get worse absent a bankruptcy filing.”

Speaking on Channel 4 Detroit after the announcement, Snyder, a Republican, said, “Let’s stop the decline. Let’s get to stability. Let’s get things working in the right direction.”

Snyder named Orr in March to tackle the city’s spiraling long-term debt, which is estimated at $18.5 billion.

A White House spokeswoman said Democratic U.S. President Barack Obama and his senior team were monitoring the situation in Detroit closely.

Now the city’s name has become synonymous with decline, decay and crime. Detroit has seen its population fall to 700,000 from a peak of 1.8 million people in 1950. The city’s government has been beset by corruption cases over the years. Waning investment in street lights and emergency services has left it struggling to police the streets.

The city’s murder rate is at its highest in nearly 40 years; only a third of its ambulances were in service in the first quarter of 2013; and its nearly 78,000 abandoned buildings create “additional public safety problems and reduces the quality of life in the city,” the governor noted in his letter.

Here are some more facts Orr and Snyder cited for leading to the city’s bankruptcy filing:

-City tax rates are at legal limits and expenditures have exceeded revenue for six years. Property taxes were delinquent on 47 percent of the city’s taxable properties in 2011.

-The accumulated budget deficit, which totaled $326.6 million at the end of fiscal 2012, is projected to climb to more than $1.3 billion by fiscal 2017 absent structural changes.

-Detroit has long relied on borrowing and deferred payments to its pension funds to keep afloat.

-The city’s unemployment rate, which stood at 18.3 percent in June 2012, has nearly tripled since 2000.

-Negotiated settlements on city debt are not possible outside of bankruptcy “given the vast and fragmented pool of potential creditors,” Orr’s letter stated. That pool includes city retirees, labor unions, bondholders and bond insurers.

In reality, the city had been propped up for decades, delaying the inevitable.  Of course, Democrats will claim that it’s someone else’s fault, so they can go on doing the same thing.

Unfortunately, the Democrats are still doing all of this to the country as a whole.  I wonder what’s going to happen there?

 

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Union Violence in Chicago

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It seems that socialists and teachers (union) were marching in Chicago, or do I repeat myself?  But, in all seriousness, it’s getting warmer, so we will see a spike in union activity, and union violence (This must be repetition day at the CH 2.0)  At any rate, people are not supposed to film socialists and teachers, and Jesse Jackson, because the guy that did got some Alinsky for his trouble.  Here is the video, via Publius Forum…

It’s really priceless.  From the juvenile penis comments, to telling the one ethical person there to “not snitch,” these so called adults showed less integrity or maturity that the children they are supposed to be teaching.  Then again, kids in the Chicago schools aren’t performing all that well, are they.  I guess it should come as no surprise.  It’s the Parents vs. the Children again, and as usual, the children are throwing a tantrum. 


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Welcome to Soviet America: Detroit’s Curbs Lead the Way to a More Inept Tomorrow!

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That’s right, comrade!   The future is brighter for the disabled people in the People’s Republic of Detroit!

Either that, or Detroit’s curbs should have been curbed in the first place.  Motor City Times has a hilariously typical example of big government at work…

Friend of MCT, T Shelton sent a link to a very interesting post @ Motor City Muckraker.

MCM has a post giving us a small glimpse into the absurdity that is government bureaucracy run wild (at the local and federal level):

Two years after the city dished out the tax dollars to install the ramps, the Motor City Muckraker examined the whereabouts of thousands of the curb cuts. Here’s what we found:

  • Many of the ramps were installed on sidewalks that are impassable because of overgrowth or collapsed homes.
  • Dozens of curb cuts were found on blocks with no occupied houses.
  • Nearly a quarter of the ramps were improperly installed, damaging sidewalks and property.

“No one ever uses these sidewalks,” Aaron Morgan said of the curb cuts near his house that were installed by the abandoned Packard Plant on the city’s east side. “It’s a joke.”

So how’d this happen? A judge ordered Detroit to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act by installing ramps at intersections for people with disabilities in 2005. Prior to that, the city had improperly installed thousands of curb cuts.

That’s right folks the city probably spent a bajillion dollars on these, and likely hired union labor, so a lot of the money would come back to the union bosses, and then to the democratic party, in the form of campaign donations.   And, since there is no actual accountability in socialist Detroit, it never had to be done correctly in the first place, and frankly never will.

Hey though, think of it this way; if we keep on electing democrats, the rest of the country can look like Detroit too!

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Union Thug to Governor Rick Snyder of Michigan, “We’ll be at your daughter’s soccer game”

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My theme for the week here, so it seems, is that if you leave leftists to their own devices long enough, that they’ll show their true nature.  That happened again in Michigan, where a speaker at a public event said (reading between the lines), “that’s a nice daughter you have there. It’d be a shame if something would happen to her.”

Here is the video…

Remember kids, this is how the left operates.  They want what they want, and if anyone stands in their way, they will be subjected to threats, attacks, intimidation, and harassment.  They aren’t above threatening children, or families, or disrupting Church, because even God takes a back seat to the temper tantrums of the petulant left.  And, this particular protest is meant to restore the union’s ability to force workers to join, and more importantly, to make paying union dues a condition of employment.  It’s about the power to force workers to play and pay along.  And, if they have to threaten children, harass public officials, disrupt church, or beat people up and destroy minority businesses to get the job done, so be it.

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Michigan Union Violence Update: Thugs use Racial Slurs While Destroying Local Business

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When you leave the left to their own devices, they’ll most often show you their true thoughts and intentions.  This could not be more true recently in Michigan, where it was seen that union thugs displayed the violence and intelligence that has given them their “thug” designation   Of course, racism has deep roots in both the Democratic party, as well as unions, so it isn’t a surprise that racial slurs flew when a black businessman dared provide a service to Americans for Prosperity.

Stacey McCain has the background…

Lee Stranahan returned my phone call today. He was in Lansing, Michigan, to cover this week’s union goonfest for Breitbart.com, and he told me the story of what happened to Clint Tarver.

Clint is a beloved local figure, his hot dog stand across from the Michigan state capitol being a sort of institution, a landmark. “This is not a guy who’s about politics,” Lee explained. “He’s about hot dogs.”

Americans for Prosperity hired Clint to serve hot dogs at their tent on the capitol grounds, where AFP officials were presenting the pro-freedom side of the right-to-work argument. And when the union goons decided to assault the AFP tent, Clint became a target.

Union Thugs Shouted Racial
Slurs At Hot Dog Vendor While
Trashing His Business

Good Lord. Of course, they have no sense of shame, but are they also completely lacking a sense of irony? I mean, the Left has spent nearly four years building their “Tea Party is racist” meme, and the AFL-CIO brutes — who were nearly all white, as Stranahan reports and video verifies — decide they’ll just waste all that liberal media propaganda in order to terrorize a guy whose only “crime” is serving hot dogs?

Legal Insurrection has more…

But unless you read conservative blogs and websites, you have not heard that the union protesters shouted racial slurs at the man, including the N-word.

Lee Stranahan at Breitbart.com has an interview with the man in which he details what happened.  You can jump ahead to the 3:42 mark to hear about the racial slurs.

Then, Clint Tarver gave a press conference.  However, I doubt anyone from the MSM bothered to attend.

So, this isn’t going to get covered, being against the narrative and all.  So, racism and violence can be on public display, but our impartial and balanced media will never cover it.

Remember kids, we live in a post-reality world.

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MIchigan Union Violence Update: Media Ignores it, Leftists Craft Conspriacy Theories

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Michigan, Unions, Violence, Goons, Americans for Prosperity, Tent, Attack, Assualt, Intimidation, MSM, Bias, Coverage The post reality world means that it really makes no difference what really happens, and even if you have the most iron-clad evidence, it’s all about who controls the information.  So, with that in mind, let’s take a look at what is happening…

Media Ignores Union Violence:

As usual, the MSM is refusing to cover union violence.  That is not new, and we shouldn’t be surprised, but it still should be covered, and so it shall.  Newsbusters has a storyto that end…

Networks Refuse to Cover Union Violence:

On Tuesday, World News reporter Alex Perez put the focus not on out of control violence, but on the fact that Michigan’s right-to-work bill actually passed. He began, “The anger boiling over. Officers turning to pepper spray to control the crowd at least 10,000 deep. But it wasn’t enough.” One might think the journalist was speaking of the attack on Fox News contributor Steven Crowder. No. Perez kept the attention on the new law: “Michigan Republican lawmakers approving landmark legislation, lifting the requirement that workers in unionized workplaces pay union dues.

Over on Tuesday’s CBS Evening News, Elaine Quijano vaguely explained, “Union members from across Michigan and other states voiced their anger at the Michigan capital.”

On NBC’s Nightly News, Brian Williams also ignored the actual violence. Instead, he worried, “The emotional fight over unions and American jobs in a place many thought it could never happen. Are we looking at a turning point for American workers?”

To sum it up simply, they spiked it.  And, if it isn’t covered, it didn’t happen.

Then, just when you thought you couldn’t  get any more strange, the leftists started projecting…

The Other McCain has more…

After yesterday’s incident in which labor union activists tore down an Americans for Prosperity tent in Lansing and sucker-punched Stephen Crowder, this headline zoomed up the Memorandum aggregation:Breitbart Folks Appear to Fake Violence in LansingHuh? This was a decidedly odd piece of blogging: The claim that somehow the union thug clobbering Crowder was part of a right-wing hoax, based on such “evidence” as the event having been reported by “James O’Keefe’s buddy” Lee Stranahan — because, hey, if anybody at Breitbart thinks it’s actually news, that means it must be phony, right?Also, the video was edited. Anybody who edits a video is obviously engaged in some kind of evil conspiracy.What the hell is this silly gibberish? Are these people crazy?No, they’re engaged in a systematic effort to create confusion and discourage mainstream journalists from reporting on the incident.Accuse the accusers!” Re-arrange the narrative of events so that a story that obviously makes the Left look bad is, instead, a story about the Right unjustly trying to make the Left look bad.

Here’s where my take is a bit different that Stacey’s.  It is true that accusing the accusers is a tactic in the lefts play book. However, there is an additional wrinkle, and that is WHY it’s in the left’s play book.  The name of that wrinkle is projection.  In psychology, projection is the tendency to think that others do as you do.  Since the left is infamous for false flag (remember the Infiltrate the Tea Party), and “staging atrocities” (remember OWS), that they would automatically assume that we are doing what they do for standard practice.  This thinking is the source for the idea that you will always know what the left is up to based on what they accuse us of doing.  In other words, the liberals look at us through the same fecal colored glasses that they use to view their own activities

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