Back in June, we reported that California Congressman Brad Sherman (D) was circulating a letter to his fellow Democrats to introduce legislation to repeal “Right-to-Work” laws in 22 states. Now, with less than a month before the mid-term elections and five weeks before a lame-duck session in Congress, Sherman has introduced legislation to eliminate state Right to Work laws all across America.
Currently, there are 22 states in the U.S. that have laws where workers who are employed at companies that are unionized have a choice whether or not to join or pay the union. These states are known as Right-to-Work states.
Although Congressman Sherman introduced this legislation back in 2008, it had little chance of succeeding. However, with the mid-term elections and a lame-duck Congress following, the chances that Democrats (who are taking hundreds of millions from unions), it is possible the chances that Democrats could vote to end Right-to-Work states.
The only analogy I can come up with is that of an economic suicide belt. That is what the unholy alliance of Democrat politicians and public-sector union bosses are trying to strap onto taxpayers at every level of government.(from directorblue.blogspot.com)
Unable to pay its bills, California is set to issue IOUs for the second year in a row. Harrisburg, Pennsylvania is close to complete economic collapse. Illinois is paying its bill six months late and has another looming hole in its budget in the form of interest for loans it never should have taken in the first place. And that's just the tip of the iceberg.
In light of this, what are Democrats advocating? More borrowing and more spending. More public sector union bosses in key positions.
Well, folks, it's not gonna end well. Please consider the following headlines from around the globe, highlighting the collapse of the public-sector welfare state.
After taking a beating at the hands of Missouri voters in August, "Obamacare" could be roughed up once again at the ballot box in November.(from washingtontimes.com)
Following the lead of the successful Missouri initiative, which passed with 71 percent of the vote, Arizonans, Coloradans and Oklahomans will decide this fall whether to approve proposed constitutional amendments that would allow them to opt out of key provisions of President Obama's signature national health care law.The three initiatives prohibit the government from forcing individuals to buy health care insurance - a "mandate" that critics say violates the U.S. Constitution - and would allow patients and employers to pay providers directly without penalty.
Ridicule is man's most potent weapon - Saul Alinsky
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Christianity is disestablished in France (1793)
A six month strike by Hollywood set decorators turns into a bloody riot at the gates of Warner Brothers' studios (1945)
The Public Broadcasting Service is founded (1970)
President Barack Obama gives a speech to doctors about health care reform on the Rose Garden of the White House (2009)
b: Ray Kroc (1902), Fritz Fischer (1912), Philip Berrigan (1923); d: Louis Brandeis (1941)
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