27 December 2011

Unions Are the Political Dinosaur in the Room

Unions Are the Political Dinosaur in the Room

Key points:
  • A union is a labor monopoly 
  • Government employee unions are the largest special interest group in the nation. Three of the top five political spenders are unions: AFSCME ($91 millions), SEIU ($44 million), and NEA ($40 million)
  • Union employees have no incentive to excel or compete because union protection makes them complacent

24 December 2011

Democrats: the party of lawyers

This is from Lee Rodgers' blog
Reader Arthur sends along food for thought in the form of  "The Lawyers' Party" by Bruce Walker ...
     The Democratic Party has become the Lawyers Party.
     Barack Obama is a lawyer. Michelle Obama is a lawyer.
     Hillary Clinton is a lawyer. Bill Clinton is a lawyer.
     Every Democrat nominee since 1984 went to law school (although Gore did not graduate).
     Look at leaders of the Democrat Party in Congress:
     Harry Reid is a lawyer. Nancy Pelosi is a lawyer.

The Republican Party is different.
     President Bush was a businessman.
     Vice President Cheney was a businessman.

The leaders of the Republican Revolution:
     Newt Gingrich was a history professor.
     Tom Delay was an exterminator.
     Dick Armey was an economist.
     Current Speaker of the House John Boehner was a plastics manufacturer.
     Former Senate Majority Leader Bill First is a heart surgeon.
     Who was the last Republican president who was a lawyer? Gerald Ford, who left office 31 years ago.
     The Republican Party is made up of real people doing real work, who are often the targets of lawyers.

The Democrat Party is made up of lawyers. Democrats mock and scorn men who create wealth, like Bush and Cheney, or who heal the sick, like Frist, or who immerse themselves in history, like Gingrich. The Lawyers Party sees these sorts of people, who provide goods and services that people want, as the enemies of America.
     Against whom do Hillary and Obama rail?....Pharmaceutical companies, oil companies, hospitals, manufacturers, fast food restaurant chains, large retail businesses, bankers and anyone producing anything of
value in our nation. This is the natural consequence of viewing everything through the eyes of lawyers.
     Confined to the narrow practice of law, that is fine. But it is an awful way to govern a great nation.
      Today, we are drowning in laws; we are contorted by judicial decisions; we are driven to distraction by omnipresent lawyers in all parts of our once private lives.  When the most important decision for our next president is whom he will appoint to the Supreme Court, the role of lawyers and the law in America is too big.
      When you see that 97% of the political contributions from the American Trial Lawyers Association go to the
Democrat Party, then you realize who is responsible for our medical and product costs being so high!