As we have said in the past MSNBC is what modern propaganda looks like. Media Matters issues talking points (often with the input of the Obama White House) and MSNBC spits them back out. (To a smaller and smaller audience it should be added.)
It sounds like there is some good work going on here. The only potential problem we see is that at least some of the effort outlined in the attached article appears to be an attempt to unionize outsourced projects. That would only contribute to the cronyism problem. One does not want unions anywhere near government services, outsourced or otherwise.
Rand Paul questioned by Mara Liasson of NPR, Charles Krauthammer, and George Will on how the Republicans (the New Republicans) will deal with the failure of Obamacare. Very interesting viewing.
The unions don’t want to get too close to Obamacare for fear that the program might rub off on their plans.
More real life tales of economic woe in Illinois, from The Illinois Policy institute.
This is why many people really don’t mind if the government is “shut down.”
Both Big Labor and Big Business want to keep the big bucks flowing from Washington DC. Friday they came together to call for an end to the partial government shutdown.
On a related note Obama probably got a few calls from his friends at the United Auto Workers, the AFL-CIO, the Teamsters, and the SEIU this morning.
According to reports the protest organized to deflect attention from WWII vets crashing the barricades (the guys are in their 80s) was organized by a group called “Good Jobs Nation” funded by the Teamsters, United Farm Workers, and other unions.
Well, the sun came up again today in Charlottesville Virginia. Quite a lovely morning. The last warm rays of summer are shining down. The leaves are just beginning to change color. The goldenrod is in full bloom as we await the first frost of the Fall season. It’s nice.
But 90 miles to the north we are told the world is ending. The government has shut down. Didn’t we notice? Aren’t we concerned? How will life go on?
And why don’t voters figure this out?