Sunday, July 31, 2011

Obama's Plan is Working

All According to Plan
With the nation set to bump up against the debt ceiling on Tuesday, and as our politicians bicker like children, President Obama has been running around making speeches designed to scare the living daylights out of everyone even remotely dependent on government checks. He is only proving to us that he is not a leader but only a spoiled elitist used to getting his way his whole life, and is now finding reality a tough nut to swallow.

I would like to hear a speech from my president in times like this that would instill calm and confidence rather than having to watch him hold his breath after vowing to "not be your friend anymore". And it would certainly be refreshing to see his party willing to scold him for misbehaving rather than enable such behavior. What we're getting instead is a dramatization of "that" parent (Democrats) -- in line at the supermarket, for example -- trying to appease her berserk toddler (Obama) rather than giving him a good swat on the behind and warning him to behave himself.

Maniac at the Wheel
If Obama's plan all along has been to destroy the America we once knew, it is working to perfection, most notably because no one is willing to accept such a terrible possibility. But the awful truth is plain to see; if Obama truly was trying to improve the country, he would be blind not to realize that we're actually heading in the wrong direction. The only conclusion, then, is to say that he knows where he's taking us, and he can't drive fast enough.

You know things are bad when illegal aliens -- who are here to make a better life for themselves in spite of the dangers of getting here and the constant prospect of being deported -- begin heading home in droves because it's actually better in Mexico.

On July 28th, The Sacramento Bee reported that as the Mexican economy improves -- and as ours stagnates -- "unauthorized immigrants" have been fleeing the state of California in high numbers. Since 2008, the paper estimates that as many as 300,000 illegals have returned to Mexico. As The Drudge Report stated, they're going back to seek the American Dream. How ironic.

It's little wonder that this is happening. Our unemployment rate stands at 9.4 percent, while the unemployment rate in Mexico is at 4.9 percent. (They didn't even have a "stimulus plan"!) What's more, Mexico's economy is growing at between 4 and 5 percent, making it much more inviting for people to return. Compare that with the U.S. growth rate of 1.3 percent, and it wouldn't be surprising to see Americans sneaking into Mexico to find work.

Obama's attention to border security has been dismal at best, but his plan to destroy America has worked wonders where illegal immigration is concerned.

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Monday, July 25, 2011

The Spirit That Made America

It's been a while since I embedded a music video on this blog. I had begun to depend too heavily on them for a time, and I felt uncomfortable with that, so I made a conscious decision to cease, but with the overwhelming bombardment of material from Washington these days, I once again sought the brief refuge of music, and rekindled my rebel spirit.

I was born in New York, but moved to Georgia shortly after I graduated high school. I was terrified on the way down, expecting the worst as a result of my exposure to the South from the cinematic sources I had witnessed as a youth. Once I arrived, I soon discovered that I was "home", the place I really belonged. I fit in Georgia like peas and carrots...or Forrest and Jenny.

One of my best friends was a fellow from the real country, and he was wary of me at first. Just as my premonitions of the South betrayed me, so did his of folks like me, Yankees from the North. It wasn't long before we became fast friends, though our previous prejudices lingered as a source of taunting humor, especially for an audience of locals and usually at my expense. I didn't mind, however, because I felt perfectly at ease with my friend, and wonderfully welcome.

My stay in the South was short-lived, especially in retrospect, as advancing age has that effect. Nevertheless, I still believe that it was an experience that cemented my conviction in the spirit of freedom in America. While my childhood was that of a rural Long Islander in a time when New York and Georgia were not nearly as dissimilar as today, I'm convinced --at least in theory -- that my early development may not have taken the path to where I stand today had I not escaped for a brief spell into the land of the truly-American.

With that in mind, Desert Skies struck me tonight as a poetic anthem to the spirit that made us all what we are today, despite the erosive properties being applied by politicians on a daily basis. Many of us, particularly the Tea Party members, have that same spirit embedded in our souls even more deeply that Janet Napolitano would like to embed electronic tracking chips.

I maintain my belief that most Americans would like to be "buried with [their] chaps on" even to this day. I insist that we retain that right. And I demand that our elite politicians respect that right.

If you haven't listened yet, keep these words in mind as you do. If you have already listened, then you already have an understanding of my intent. May God keep America, and may we survive the domestic attack under which we now suffer.

And may we all eventually be buried with our chaps on so that we may watch the moon hiding 'neath the desert skies. Enjoy, and God bless.

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Sunday, July 24, 2011

Spending is a Democrat's Addiction

"The fact that we are here today to debate raising America’s debt limit is a sign of leadership failure." --Senator Barack Hussein Obama, March, 2006
Political Spendaholics

As The White House and Congress battle the clock to avert what the mainstream media refers to as "a catastrophic default", the lies and the demagoguery fly with wild abandon, never once second-guessed by the media. No, that media takes as gospel the words of Obama and gleefully regurgitates them over "news" broadcasts. The State-run Media is firing on all cylinders, to be sure. (I still wonder why the likes of Carl Bernstein and Bob Woodward have as yet become sufficiently enraged at the sullying of their profession.)

 For starters, the President of the United States stating on national television that he can't guarantee that Social Security checks would go out was one of the most outrageous things he could have said. It was a blatant attempt to frighten seniors into accepting his furthering of our destruction through economic collapse. Each month the federal government receipts of tax revenues far outpaces outlays for Social Security, so if those checks don't go out, it's because Obama decided to punish the elderly for not getting his way.

There will be plenty of revenues to "meet our obligations", both in entitlement programs and the interest on our debt. What may be strained is our ability to continue funding for research into the mating habits of Alaskan halibut or construction of turtle tunnels under highways, to name a few examples. We will, however, not default on our obligations, unless the guys conducting the aforementioned activities decide that their grant money was promised and file suit. Good luck with that, boys and girls, but there is no reasonable excuse for Grandma not getting her Social Security check.

Obama continues to portray himself as above the political bickering, claiming to have the interests of the country in mind rather than brinkmanship or personal interest. He also says that he is willing to negotiate with Republicans, and that Speaker Boehner was inflexible in walking away from talks on Friday night.

But as Boehner spokesman Brendan Buck revealed on Saturday in an emailed statement before the meetings that day, the President is clearly interested in the 2012 elections. Buck wrote:
“Last night the president said, ‘the only bottom line that I have is that we have to extend this debt ceiling through the next election'. Now, we do not know what size or shape a final package will take, but it would be terribly unfortunate if the president was willing to veto a debt limit increase simply because the timetable prescribed would not be the ideal one for his reelection campaign.”
Playing for Keeps
Obama has said this on more than one occasion, and not one media pundit has grasped it. One can only imagine the howls of outrage from the media and the Left -- pardon the redundancy -- if a Republican had made any such statement in regard to such a grave issue.

Aside from the political posturing, however, is the fact that Obama and his Democrat cohorts in Congress exhibit an innate inability to curb spending of our money. Not only are they incapable of restraint, they are now demanding more from us, insisting that taxes be raised. Obama said the other night that he's "done well", and can afford higher taxes. That's great for him, but I still don't see him volunteering to pay more. The IRS would certainly not refuse a large check from Barack and Michelle, nor from any other rich Liberal who complains about "low taxes" on the wealthy.

Democrats simply cannot be trusted with our money, and their incessant desire to seize more of it should be alarming to every American -- at least those of us who actually pay them. In his first term as President, Ronald Reagan agreed to raise taxes based on the Democrats' promise to cut spending. Those cuts never came, and Reagan didn't fall for the ruse a second time. Then George H. W. Bush suffered defeat in his second term election because of his famous "read my lips, no new taxes" pledge that he reneged on with the same false promise from Democrats.

Today, the Democrats have been battling to eliminate the "Bush tax cuts", claiming that "they weren't paid for", a phrase all too familiar in Congressional-speak. But Democrats -- who traditionally portray themselves as the fiscally responsible party -- continually attempt to fix that which isn't broken.

In 2003, the headlines were about Bush's "massive" deficit and the harm it would wreak on our grandchildren. But with the passage of the second tax cut that year, the economy began to improve. From the AP in 2007 (notably the second-to-last year that Bush enjoyed a Republican-controlled House):

The federal deficit is running sharply lower through the first eight months of this budget year as growth in revenues continues to outpace the growth in spending. 
The Treasury Department said that the deficit through May totaled $148.5 billion, down 34.6 percent from the same period a year ago. 
For the 2007 budget year, which ends on Sept. 30, the Congressional Budget Office is projecting a federal deficit of $177 billion. That would be down 28.7 percent from last year's imbalance of $248.2 billion, which had been the lowest deficit in four years.

2003 was the worst of the Bush years, with a $455 billion deficit, which both the Democrats and media claimed was catastrophic. Each year of Obama, though, has seen deficits of a trillion dollars more than Bush's, and now they want to raise the debt ceiling by $2.5 trillion more.

And Obama wants it to last until after the 2012 elections so the problem doesn't impede his possible reelection. Since the math indicates that four more years of Obama would equate to at least $60 trillion in more deficits. That, my friends, would be catastrophic.

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Sunday, July 17, 2011

Anathema to America

Here's your ticket pack your bag: time for jumpin' overboard 
The transportation is here 
Close enough but not too far, Maybe you know where you are 
Fightin' fire with fire - Talking Heads, Burning Down the House, 1983
The Pyromaniac in Chief?
 Do you feel the heat yet? Can you hear the groans of the weakening timbers? Our house is in peril of collapsing, my fellow Americans, and it's because of one man; Barack Hussein Obama. To be certain, he could never have wreaked so much havoc alone -- he has had much help along the way, beginning with the sinister machine that launched him into his current status, and our own collective, racist desires to make him our first black president.

He has, however, seized that baton and run like the wind to our doom, and the euphoria that gripped much of the nation has acted as a veil over the eyes of far too many, the media especially. Rush Limbaugh famously said once -- an utterance that horrified his ESPN colleagues -- that the media was so desirous of a black quarterback to succeed, they had glossed over Donovan McNabb's shortcomings as an NFL quarterback in an effort to help him toward that end.

Similarly, the American electorate has been spoon fed a constant train of pablum from a press much too eager for the same outcome. And it is killing us. Worse still, the signs were crystal clear during the 2008 campaign yet no one wanted to believe their meaning. Many of us are still clinging to that protective layer of denial as a matter of survival of sanity. The truth is simply too horrible to face. Winston Churchill once said, "Men occasionally stumble over the truth, but most of them pick themselves up and hurry off as if nothing ever happened".

Nearly two years ago, in September of 2009, I wrote The Beast on the Wing, an article critical of Obama's views of America and an outline of what he'd already done to "transform" it. A lot of time has passed since then, and Obama still tears at our bedrock at every opportunity. While I am grateful for our Founders' wisdom in creating such a figurative fortress -- one that has thus far withstood such an onslaught -- I fear that no edifice or institution is entirely invulnerable.

Third world countries have hated America for decades in spite of our benefactor/beneficiary relationships. Now, however, even old friends and allies look askance at us, unsure of our alliances and wary of our dependability. And long time foes that behaved only because they feared us now laugh at us as they do as they please, thumping their chests and thumbing their noses.

Not even under the frail leadership of Jimmy Carter has our nation and its economy teetered so grievously close to the abyss, yet it has taken Obama just over two years to all but destroy America. Most troubling is that no one seems to care or notice, even though he vowed in his campaign to "fundamentally change America". In response to his nomination acceptance speech in 2008, the McCain campaign -- in a rare moment of contentiousness -- said:

Tonight, Americans witnessed a misleading speech that was so fundamentally at odds with the meager record of Barack Obama.  When the temple comes down, the fireworks end, and the words are over, the facts remain: Senator Obama still has no record of bipartisanship, still opposes offshore drilling, still voted to raise taxes on those making just $42,000 per year, and still voted against funds for American troops in harms way. The fact remains: Barack Obama is still not ready to be President.
Temple Obama, Invesco Field 2008
How prescient those words turned out to be. Sadly, Obama was not only not ready to be president, he is far more dangerous than simple incompetence. That much should have been clear when the DNC erected a temple at Invesco Field in Denver for his acceptance speech. The New York Post even featured on its front page a picture of the Democrats' house of worship with the accompanying headline, "'O', My God".

Obama has behaved as if he's a god ever since. It took God seven days, including rest, to create the world. Although Obama is actually a mortal, I have no doubt that he can tear asunder one country in seven years if given the chance. 

Don't give him that chance. 

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Wednesday, July 13, 2011

The False Mothers of the Debt Debate

Tough Choices
Americans have not been as divided as they are today since perhaps the early 1860's. Then, the Civil War was ramping up into the bloodiest period of turmoil in our nation's history, and the war brought the worst imaginable scenario to fruition through much of the decade.

It was all brought about by deep divisions in the ideologies of the denizens of the North and the South. Today, those tactical lines are drawn -- for all intents and purposes -- around our major urban centers, pitting the encircled cities against the rest of the nation which gradually is receding from them.

Geographically, the battle maps drawn give little prospect of victory to the tiny enclaves that seem vastly outnumbered and surrounded by the sea of red on an electoral version. That being said, this is a ballot-box war, and so while the weaponry is equal, the forces are also balanced in numbers, and territory means nothing. In terms of classical warfare, circa early 20th century, it is tantamount to one side occupying an entire country while trying in vain to defeat a few well placed sniper nests with thousands of marksmen in each.

Barack Obama is currently trying to get the debt ceiling raised so that he can continue to borrow more money from China and build his base for 2012. The talks taking place now are a perfect example of the bitter fight Americans are having over the state of the U.S. economy, which is sinking like the Titanic. Colloquially  speaking, Obama's position -- as well as many on the Democrats' side -- is to rearrange the deck furniture on that grand ship as it sinks into the sea.

Just as a few stewards may have tried calm passengers who might have witnessed the insanity, so today are members of the media and congressional perpetrators trying to either blame the patrons for the tragedy or similarly sully the builder, keeping the captain guiltless.

Americans spoke loudly and clearly in the 2010 elections, stating in no uncertain terms that they were fed up with reckless spending, wanton borrowing and repressive taxation, yet the message seems lost on all Democrats and astonishingly, even some Republicans. Would that these Republicans had the courage and the wisdom of King Solomon.

King Solomon had before him an infant and two women claiming to be the mother. So bitter was their argument that King Solomon offered this solution: he had his guard draw his sword, and told the women that in order to be fair (a favorite word of today's progressives), his guard would cut the baby in half so that they may each have part of the child. The false mother agreed, but the real mother was horrified and, not wishing harm to come to her son, pleaded for Solomon to give the child to the false mother. Solomon knew at once who the real mother was and awarded her the child.

McConnell Ready to Fold?
King Solomon not only made a wise decision, but a courageous one. It took a leap of faith in the real mother to be willing to make the tough choice for the good of the child for whom she had come to fight. Republicans in the debt ceiling battle ostensibly want to do what is right for the country and the economic health thereof, but apparently lack the political courage to risk losing their seats.

Just as the life of the baby was on the line, so is the life of America, yet of paramount concern to these politicians is whether or not they can get re-elected in 2012. You may refer to all of them from here on as "the false mothers".

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Saturday, July 9, 2011

Children Rarely Walk

Always in a Hurry
In case no one has ever observed this simple truth -- a notion I find nearly impossible -- children run everywhere. They run to the bathroom, they run up or down the stairs, they run to their friends' houses to play. Everything to a child is a hurry despite that they have their whole lives ahead of them. Impatient and impetuous lot are children.

It is eerily reminiscent of the child currently residing at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, President Barack Hussein Obama. To President Obama, everything must be done "swiftly". (Children seldom use that word save for the precocious ones).  Like everything he has done, speed is of the essence, including the manner in which he arrived at his current station in life. His current use of the word is in regards to Congressional passage of the raising of the debt ceiling which, he says, must be done swiftly.

Obama's reasoning is due to the anemic jobs report for June. The president claims that the business community is not hiring because of uncertainty over whether the debt ceiling will be raised to prevent the U.S. government from defaulting on its obligations. He simply can't imagine that it might have something to do with the fears of businesses that talk of increased taxes and the impending burden of universal health care might be somewhat of a deterrent to expansion.

It is part of a delusional mindset that seems to permeate his circle of friends and advisers. Consider David Plouffe's recent comment that "the average American does not view the economy through the prism of GDP or unemployment rates or even monthly jobs numbers." Press secretary Jay Carney punctuated that silly sentiment and added: 
"I don’t know where, you know, the voters that some other folks might be talking to — but — or — but most people do not sit around their kitchen table and analyze GDP and unemployment numbers.  They talk about how they feel their own economic situation is.  And they measure it by whether they have a job, whether they have job security; whether their house – whether they’re meeting their house payment, whether their mortgage is underwater; whether they have the money to pay for their children’s education or they don’t; whether they’re dealing with a sick parent and can afford that, or whether they can’t.They do not sit around analyzing The Wall Street Journal or other — or Bloomberg to look at the — you know, analyze the numbers.  Now, maybe some folks do, but not most Americans.  I think that’s the point David Plouffe was making; that’s the point the president was making just moments ago in his statement in the Rose Garden."
That type of rhetoric seems awfully similar to gloating over a decidedly stupid electorate, doesn't it? In other words, in order for Obama to get re-elected, the team is counting on the notion that most Americans "only care about themselves", all the while preaching about the virtues of "shared sacrifice". They also wager that those they refer to as uneducated will remain so long enough to vote for Obama one more time, and hope that they remain sufficiently selfish as well.

President Teleprompter
Perhaps that is a symptom of Obama's need for speed. After all, the magician relies on slight of hand and dexterous deftness to achieve moans of delight from the audience. So does Obama depend on lofty rhetoric -- supplied on clear Plexiglas -- to lure the attention of the suspicious away from proper investigation while pushing Congress to move quickly swiftly on every suggestion he makes.

It is noteworthy that many members of his early team have long departed. Rahm Emanuel; gone. David Axelrod; gone. Maybe they did their jobs so well and so, ahem, swiftly that they felt it prudent to move on in life. It might also be said that they saw the handwriting on the wall after being in such close quarters with Barack Obama for as long as they were.

As for me, I'm too old to run very fast and am ill-suited to run far at all, but on November 6th of next year, I plan on sprinting to the voting booth.

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Tuesday, July 5, 2011

The Nightmare that is the Contemporary American Politician's Psyche

A Compassionate Moment
What is it with U.S. Democratic politicians and their devotion to the constituents of Felipe Calderon? And when did the American people become so timid in their collective demands on those they elect to "represent" them?

These are questions that have perplexed many in the battle for immigration reform and its conflicts with the wishes of the citizenry. It is also noteworthy that much of that citizenry is comprised of immigrants who came here properly and feel that it's not fair for others to be forgiven for shortcuts. Yet politicians continue to flout the wishes of those who voted for them in favor of the wishes of those who could not...yet.

The Dream Act currently being sought by these Democrats -- and a few sympathetic Republicans -- is more in the parade to fast track illegal aliens into our population through a form of back door amnesty, and true to Democrat demagogue orthodoxy, it involves "the children", whom none dare oppose. These children are those of adult illegal aliens (I refuse to use the term undocumented) who have come here as infants or toddlers and therefore -- in the minds of the progressive -- should not be penalized for their parents' actions.

A key provision of the Dream Act essentially seeks to make a child of an illegal alien a permanent resident of the United States if they have been here for more than five years, or serves two years in the military, or four years in community service or college -- with in-state tuition. Another important requirement is that these folks stay out of trouble.

What of one of these "kids" who has been here for three decades and has not only not avoided trouble, but violated the law in the most heinous fashion? Certainly his tenure here would count for something even as running afoul of the law might prove somewhat problematic. One would be forgiven for thinking so, but wrong nonetheless.

President Obama is currently asking the same Supreme Court he embarrassed at a State of the Union address not too long ago to step in and halt the execution of a vicious murderer in Texas. Sadly, he is joined by former President George W. Bush and a variety of other politicians.

This alleged "person" is Humberto Leal Garcia, convicted of the 1994 abduction, rape and bludgeoning death of 16-year-old Adria Sauceda, whom he met at a party where she was purposefully intoxicated, circled by as many as nine men, and repeatedly gang raped in the back yard. Later that night, Humberto Leal Garcia took the girl to another location where he raped her again and finally smashed her head with a 35-pound chunk of asphalt.

The objections of Obama and Bush, et al, are over Garcia's rights as a Mexican national and the failure of law enforcement to notify him of his rights at the time to contact the Mexican Consulate during the investigations and trial. Garcia was two years old when he entered the United States and 21 when he killed Adria Sauceda. He was in this country for two decades. If the Dream Act were already in place, would he have had the same rights?

Obama is now petitioning the Supreme Court to stay the execution of this cretin until Congress can pass a law adhering to the International Court of Justice (ICJ) ruling that "the US authorities had failed to meet its legal obligations to 51 Mexicans awaiting execution in American prisons when they were not informed of their right to contact their consulates". But the Supreme Court has already shot down the appeals of seven other Mexican-born Texas death row inmates in 2008. These include:

-Ruben Cardenas, 37, convicted of the rape-slaying of a 16-year-old girl abducted from Edinburg in 1997.

-Felix Rocha, 31, convicted of the slaying and robbery of a security guard outside a Houston club in 1994.

-Virgilio Maldonado, 42, condemned for a 1995 robbery and slaying at a Houston apartment complex.

-Robert Ramos, 53, convicted of the 1992 slayings of his wife and two children at their home in Progreso in Hidalgo County.

-Humberto Leal Garcia, 35, condemned for the abduction, rape and fatal bludgeoning of a 16-year-old San Antonio girl in 1994.

-Ignacio Gomez, 38, convicted of the fatal shooting of three people in El Paso in 1996.

So the Dream Act seeks to give illegal aliens all the rights of Americans if they're here for more than five years. At what point do their consulates become irrelevant. Or do they?

More important is whether the Dream Act, if ever passed, will create an entire new class of "citizen" in America. What was once considered the melting pot could conceivably become a massive town square populated by people of all different ethnicity's and protected by their own set of diplomatic standards. Diplomatic immunity is one thing where parking tickets are concerned, but quite another when capital offenses are at play.

One final point that should appeal to anyone with common sense; Donald F. Donovan, a New York lawyer who represented the Mexican government in The Hague, asked the question, “If you were arrested in Damascus and they gave you a dime would you want to call your court-appointed lawyer or the American Embassy?”

My answer would be quite simple. First and foremost, I would never be in Syria intentionally, and there is no way in hell that I would ever sneak in uninvited.

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Saturday, July 2, 2011

Right Wing vs Wrong Wing

Just a Bad Idea
How many times do the liberals in this country need to be reminded that their philosophy fails every time? How often do they need to be slapped upside the head with facts and examples? Ronald Reagan turned this country around in record time -- and quite dramatically -- following the near disaster of Jimmy Carter, and to this day, liberals insist that his was a terrible reign despite the historical record. And they continue to inflict their policies with every opportunity.

Early this year, in February, the State of Wisconsin was in a state of upheaval with union protesters storming the capitol building and Democratic senators fleeing the state to avoid troopers who would round them up and return them to do their jobs. Democratic leader Mark Miller told George Stephanopoulos that if enacted, Walker's bill would be a disaster.

To take it a step further, Tony Evers, Wisconsin's elected superintendent of public instruction, got more into specifics:
“When you make unprecedented and historic cuts like these to schools, it means teachers are laid off, class sizes are larger, course offerings are reduced, extracurricular activities are cut, and whole parts of what we value in our schools are gone.”
Surely the Democrats and their union backers had reason to flee the police and climb through Capitol windows. Certainly those Scott-Walker-as-Hitler protest signs were justified. The governor, after all, was about to destroy the economy of Wisconsin and impoverish all those hard working union families, not to mention the harm to the children such a move would cause.  What is it with those right-wingers, anyway?

Well, as it turns out, that was this past winter, the bill has been signed into law and something happened that the left did not expect; the state's budget is suddenly headed for a predicted surplus, and in one school district at least, the turn around is staggering.

According to the Washington Examiner:
The Kaukauna School District, in the Fox River Valley of Wisconsin near Appleton, has about 4,200 students and about 400 employees. It has struggled in recent times and this year faced a deficit of $400,000. But after the law went into effect, at 12:01 a.m. Wednesday, school officials put in place new policies they estimate will turn that $400,000 deficit into a $1.5 million surplus. And it's all because of the very provisions that union leaders predicted would be disastrous.
In case you're counting, that's nearly a two million dollar swing into the black. But it gets better. The unions had magnanimously offered to make some minor fiscal concessions, but it was never about just the money. Since the left is always quick to drag a child in front of them as protection -- "What about the children and their education?" -- there are more benefits to Walker's law.

A Protester in Wisconsin
The teachers were required to pay 10% of their health insurance, and will now have to pay 12.6%, hardly enough to break their backs. The school district, i.e. the taxpayers, had to pay the rest, and only from one entity; The WEA Trust. Oh, and the WEA Trust was created by...the teachers union! So when the collective bargaining rights were stripped away, the school district was able to shop around for cheaper coverage, which was especially prudent in light of the fact that the WEA Trust premiums were set to skyrocket.

When told by the school district that they would be taking their business elsewhere, the WEA Trust was suddenly able to match the lowest bid. Funny how the real world works. The right wing was right after all.

Wisconsin is yet more proof that socialism simply does not work. It never has, and it never will. That simple truth needs to be applied to the country as a whole, and quickly. Remember this in 2012.

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