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The Chicago Teachers Union went on strike Sunday night, citing such issues as compensation, health benefits, and job security. Chicago is out of money, the State of Illinois is even more out of money, and in tough economic times, no one has job security.
Wind PTC: Dirty Politics VOTE HERE TO END CRONYISM
The wind industry has largely been painted as a symbol of hope for a future of clean and sustainable energy. These are lofty and worthy goals, but the fact of the matter is that wind power is all sorts of dirty… dirty politics that is.
More and more studies and evidence are beginning to show that wind power is incredibly inefficient. It distorts the even flow of power grids while only providing a trivial amount of energy. Long story short, wind isn’t able to compete in the private energy market, so they’ve turned their attention to winning favor on Capitol Hill.
Workers in Arizona are more free today after a judge upheld the Arizona anti-card check law. The “Secret Ballot Amendment” was adopted by Arizona in 2010 and gave workers the chance to vote on unionization through a private ballot. The alternative is to have workers sign a card in public. With a public vote, the chance of intimidation and coercion by unions is much greater.
Warning: this video will be difficult for liberty lovers to watch.
Posing as an anti-business crusader, Peter Schiff found a number of DNC delegates and attendees who support explicitly outlawing profitability. Watch below:
The 2012 election is setting in stark contrast the message of the two major parties. Instead of the usual choice between the lesser of two evils or the less clearly evil of two barely distinguishable choices, the two candidates will stand firmly on the ideology of their respective parties. The leftist rhetoric and agenda of the Democrats is opening up the wide, patriotic center for the Republicans to fill.
Last week, blogging from Tampa, I outlined the clear themes that emerged for the Romney campaign. This week, viewing from home, it has already become clear after the first day of the Democrat National Convention which themes they will promote to reelect Barack Obama. Suffice it to say that this will, indeed, be a clear choice in November.
Democrats Pledge New Global Wealth Redistribution Scheme Through Climate Change Treaty
The newly adopted Democratic National Party Platform includes a plank in which the redistribution of wealth from countries who fail to meet climate change commitments, to developing countries likely to be harmed by greenhouse gas emissions, becomes a likelihood. The climate change portion of the platform reads:
DNC Party Crasher! US Debt Expected to Top $16 Trillion During Dem Convention
Perfect. Republicans faced Hurricane Isaac during their national convention. Democrats face a Hurricane of Debt during their convention.The national debt is expected to top $16 trillion dollars this week.Obama added over $6 trillion to the nation's debt in less than four years. When he took office it was $9.986 trillion.
Complicit Politicians and Special Interest Predators are Destroying America
By a faction (interest group), I understand a number of citizens, whether amounting to a majority or a minority of the whole, who are united and actuated by some common impulse of passion, or of interest, adversed to the rights of other citizens, or to the permanent and aggregate interests of the community. - James Madison – Federalist 10