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Tag Archives: unions

Unions pour millions into CA School Superintendent race

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.

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Report: Taxpayers Spent Millions On Union Work

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!

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Salon goes (?) soft-fascist, Frets, Why Uber Must Be Stopped

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!!!!”

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Middle Class Joe?

Joe Biden, in a rousing Labor Day speech before Labor Union leaders, said that people in Washington call him “middle class Joe.”

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Illinois Teachers to Taxpayers: No money? Too bad. We want our $100,000/year pensions.

There are few states which to me embody dysfunction more than Illinois. The place is out of control. It is hamstrung by state employee and teacher unions which demand to be paid lavish pensions even though the state is effectively out of money and is clinging to its credit rating. If they are allowed, the Illinois state employee unions will hollow out the finances of the state (even more) and Illinois will continue down the path Detroit has already walked.

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