Saturday, July 14, 2012

Dissension among the Union Ranks

Everyone knows that all of the members of every union will not agree on everything the union does. It is no different than that of a normal grouping of random people, because of this differing views are prevalent. Take for instance the amount of money spent by unions on politics. Not every union member agrees that Democrats are the only way to go. That doesn't matter to the unions though, because the "leadership" thinks that Democrats are the only way to vote. Take into account that in some states workers are denied the most basic right of free choice and are forced to join unions and sometimes you are going to have problems. Unions are typically good at keeping those problems quiet though.

Today is not one of those days, however.

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Obama wants to let UN take away your gun rights.

The UN is right now, negotiating a treaty called the Arms Trade Treaty. This is a treaty that the Bush administration had refused to even be a part of the negotiations on. Barack Obama, however, decided that negotiating with a bunch of crack heads that hate the US is a good policy plan. If this treaty were to pass it would open up private gun ownership records of American citizens to such trustworthy foreign governments as Iran.

But I'm sure that our government would never allow our 2nd Amendment rights to be trampled. Right?

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Gun turn in program. The law of unintended consequences.

While perusing the news today when I got home from work I found something that made me smile so I figured I would share it with you. In Chicago they have a gun buy back program where they will give you money for your gun in the form of a visa debit card. By using American Ingenuity and causing everyone to laugh at the people who actually thought criminals would turn in their guns for a couple hundred bucks, a pro-gun group has used the money they got for selling broken guns back to the city to host a youth shooting camp.

That's right, they sold old busted guns one of which was held together with duck tape, literally, and used the funds for an NRA sponsored event to teach kids about the joys of shooting and the safety precautions and safe handling of firearms.

Wonder what Rahm Emanuel thinks of this?

Monday, July 9, 2012

Great News: 11% of all unemployment payments are fraudulent

From Hot Air today.

Amazing simply amazing. We extend out unemployment benefits to 99 weeks and what does that allow? It allows even more time for people to defraud the government before they have to find a new way to do it. 14 Billion in payments made last year were illegal. That's just wonderful.

Obama doubles down on class warfare

Obama has decided that vilifying the rich is the best way to win an election. This we all knew already. But now with a horrible jobs report, and anemic growth at best in the economy, he has decided that now is the time to double down on his call to end the Bush tax rates.

That is misleading though. Throughout the media they keep calling it the "Bush era tax rates". These have been the tax rates for a decade now. How long until they become just the current tax rates? Oh wait that's right, if he says that it shows that he is once again raising taxes on the American people.