I like California. It’s a wonderful place to visit. But at this point I wonder how any business gets done in the state at all. Strike that – I don’t know how any non-crony business gets done in the state.
You didn’t think you were going to get away from the SEIU that easily did you? This is Illinois baby!
Well, the stakes are high for the teacher’s unions. California is a place where teachers get a particularly sweet deal and hold considerable political sway. But the union guy for the job, Tom Torlakson, is being beaten by a charter school advocate, Marshall Tuck. Both men are Dems, but Tuck could be a change agent and the unions fear him.
Boy, you know you are in California when the “conservative” candidate (Tuck) has received money from Michael Bloomberg.
Why should we expect federal employees to actually work for us? Wouldn’t our money be better used if we paid these federal employees to organize their unions so that they can figure out how to squeeze more money from us?
Good news. We already pay them to do that!
If it does it will kill a major tool for upward mobility in America. And all to satisfy a narrow band of labor activists.
The idea that schools are supposed to serve students first and teachers second doesn’t seem like a radical idea. Let’s be frank, for pretty much everyone this is just assumed. But it is NOT assumed by the teacher’s unions, especially in California where they have a stranglehold on the system.
That’s 2 trillion.
Months ago I wrote about the “hipster fascists.” These are the folks who hold themselves out to be in favor of new ideas and innovation but in fact find much comfort under the wing of the warm, suffocating, life squeezing, state. Andrew Leonard the author of the attached article, though far too old to be a hipster, strikes me as this sort of fellow.
He cries to the heavens. “Uber is out to take over the world! We must stop it now. Kill this capitalist demon spawn while it is still small enough to kill. Dear Government where are you!!!!”