Atrocious Prog Countdown #9

It's all about Death Tax redistributionism
9. Anthony Weiner (D-N.Y.)

Let’s face it: journalists can often be impertinent. Sometimes they ask bad questions, and they frequently hammer the same question over and over again, even when the respondent has already answered. But just as often as they are out of line, journalists can ask probing, important questions, and sometimes the respondents are the impertinent ones. In one fairly infamous case late this year, one congressman succeeded in making himself look like a fool.

In the face of the year-end budget debates during the lame duck session in December, Representative Anthony Weiner (D-NY) appeared on America Live on Fox News. When anchor Megyn Kelly turned the discussion to the estate tax, Weiner began to act like a petulant child, sighing, looking around, and interrupting Kelly, who maintained her cool throughout.

(full story at: newsrealblog.com)

Worker-Choice Looms Over Hoosiers

Forced-labor unionism comes under attack
Please urge your state representative to support House Bill 1028.

This bill would make it illegal to force workers to join a union or pay union dues or fees as a condition of employment.

Of course, every worker would still have the right to join or support a labor union, only now it would be his or her decision to make.

The constitutional guarantee of freedom of association and the principles of ordinary decency are violated whenever any worker is forced to join or pay dues or fees to a private organization in order to earn a living.

Yet every day, thousands labor under the requirement that they pay union dues -- or be fired.

This is unconscionable.

Indeed, even Samuel Gompers, the founding President of the American Federation of Labor, argued against forced unionism noting that, "No lasting gain has ever come from compulsion."

But a Right to Work law wouldn't just protect the freedom of individual workers. All citizens would win in the improved economic climate a Right to Work law would foster in Indiana.

Studies have repeatedly shown that Right to Work states have a huge advantage in creating jobs and expanding their economies.

According to PHH Fantus, the nation's leading business relocation firm, half of all companies that are seeking to relocate or expand automatically rule out forced-unionism states.

In fact, in the past decade, non-agricultural employment in Right to Work states grew twice as fast compared to that in non-Right to Work states like Indiana.

Individual citizens of Indiana would also benefit from passage of this legislation.

A recent study by Dr. Barry Poulson, a past president of the North American Economics and Finance Association and also a professor of economics at the University of Colorado, compared household incomes in 133 metropolitan areas in Right to Work states with those of 158 metropolitan areas in non-Right to Work states.

Among other results, he found that the average real income for households in Right to Work state metro areas, when all else was equal, was $4,258 more than in non-Right to Work state metro areas.

The conclusion is clear: The economic benefits of a Right to Work law are too strong to be ignored.

Although the case for Right to Work legislation in Indiana is compelling from any legitimate perspective -- moral, political or economic -- union officials who want to keep coercing union dues from unwilling workers will say or do anything to keep the forced-dues money rolling into their coffers.

However, by fighting against Right to Work, union officials are telling you the only way they can stay in business -- and they are a big business -- is by forcing their members to pay dues.

Right to Work supporters know that when workers see a union truly representing them, they won't need to be compelled to pay tribute -- they will gladly join.

For these reasons, the individual freedom and job-creating power of a Right to Work law are supported by an overwhelming majority of Insdiana's citizens.

No American should be required to join a labor union just to keep a job, and no Hoosiers should be compelled to pay dues to an organization he or she does not believe in.

Send an e-mail now to your state representative and urge them to support House Bill 1028 at every opportunity.
(from capwiz.com)

D.C. Progs Fake Oath of Office Again

At high noon, Leftists assert 'true faith' in what they do not believe
“I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which I am about to enter: So help me God.”

It's ObamaCare, Stupid!

Chiropractor Picks Fight With Idiotic President


Compassionate GOP Progs EXPOSED!

They don't need no stinkin' limited government


A New Kind of Class Warfare

Private sector unions turn against BigGov collectivism

Labor's Coming Class War
Private-sector union workers begin to notice that their job prospects are at risk from public-employee union contracts.
Suddenly, it's a different world. In this recession, for example, construction workers are suffering from unemployment levels roughly double the national rate, according to a recent analysis of federal jobs data by the Associated General Contractors of America. They are relearning, the hard way, that without a growing economy, all the labor-friendly laws and regulations in the world won't keep them working.

What's more, "blue-collar union workers are beginning to appreciate that the generous pensions and health benefits going to their counterparts in state and local government are coming out of their pockets," says Steven Malanga, a senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute. "Not only that, they are beginning to understand the dysfunctional relationship between collective bargaining for government employees and their own job prospects."
(full story at: online.wsj.com)

Class Warfare = Collective Bargaining

Driving municipalities to the brink of bankruptcy

Left NewsBusted Again

Ridicule is man's most potent weapon - Saul Alinsky


Bonus links:
Summary of Saul Alinsky's 'Rules for Radicals'
• More Saul Alinsky stories: here
'Rules for Radicals' at amazon.com

Benedict Arnold, Prague Spring, Tip O'Neill

On this day: January 5
Richmond, Virginia, is burned by British naval forces led by Benedict Arnold (1781)

The Free Committee for a German Workers Peace, which would become the Nazi party, is founded (1918)

Alexander Dubček comes to power: "Prague Spring" begins in Czechoslovakia (1968)

b: Ed Rendell (1944), George Tenet (1953); d: Calvin Coolidge (1933), Edward R. Pease (1955), Tip O'Neill (1994)

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