“When buying and selling are controlled by legislation, the first things to be bought and sold are legislators.” - P. J. O’Rourke
“Socialism is great until you run out of someone elses money” Margaret Thatcher
Anyone wondering what I'm talking about start here:
The Psychology of Persuasion
the reason madison is not the red hot issue she was, in my opinion, is cuz the collective bargaining brouhaha has kinda been lost in the WAVE of austerity that, inevitable, is sweeping the states and cities
the ram's the most recent, as predicted, in chicago
the day he was sworn in as the next daley the ram announced huge cuts
cuomo led the way, he said it (hard and mean), he meant it, he's doing it---with no new taxes
moonbeam mumbled his way to multi tens of bils, surrendering in the process his special election for what utopians like moonbeam prefer to call revenues
in ohio kasich outdid walker
in michigan governor snyder signed into effect what everyone calls budgetary "martial law," and bing and bobb, dem appointed outside managers, are slashing and restructuring in detroit---unilaterally (rachel maddow was all over it for a week)
there's chubby chris christie in trenton bullying the blues into submission
there's extremely democrat maryland, same trend
the massachusetts state assembly voted, 111 to 42, to cut collective bargaining for cops, teachers and other muni's
springfield, after raising income taxes two thirds, is now following this overwhelming anti-union suit
folks like you and me are just so insignificant in the face of forces so, as cole porter might sing, irresistable
the point is---madison may go this way, may go that, but in the big picture...
there's really nothing anyone can do about it, it's physics
one thing no one i've heard has commented---this massive slashing of public payroll is gonna be a huge DOWNER on those monthly unemployment figures everyone always looks at
i speak, here, as a longtime california public school teacher (math)---i've never seen layoffs so deep and wide, they're just beginning, my industry is gonna be decimated
Last edited by The Prof; 05-26-11 at 06:42 PM.
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Last edited by Captain America; 05-26-11 at 08:12 PM.
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