Our system's broken, we need to run every last incumbent out of office. So much power has been concentrated within the executive branch, I'm afraid Hussein will further abuse the power of his office and never leave. We no longer have a republic, but a dictatorship has desended upon us all.
I've made it common knowledge, I believe that Hussein is the Anti-Christ of the Bble. The stern faced ruler who almost conquers the world. He's been everything to all peoples, decieving, manipulating and intimidating anyone that stands in his way.
We have seen a wholesale incentives for elected officials called the Louisianna purchase, the Cornhusker kickback and now treasure for the teachers union. For average citizens we've seen cash for clunkers and caulkers. Low income 'minorities' continue to qualify for federal jobs. Bribery has reached an all-time high. TV hustlers sell us how to get stuff from government. Their are nuggets, trinkets and treasure available for Hussein's voting block.
Please pray for peace.
GOP senators bribed to cave in on Dem boondoggle
Another multi-billion dollar boondoggle to buy off that most Democratic of groups, the teachers unions, gets passed in the Senate, courtesy of two Republican Senators from Maine -- who get a bribe for their state. Lori Montgomery writes in the Washington Post:
A $26 billion plan to prevent the layoffs of tens of thousands of teachers, firefighters and other state and local workers cleared a key hurdle in the Senate on Wednesday. The vote handed President Obama a long-sought victory on his election-year jobs agenda.
The wastefulness of this measure is clear. Teachers, administrators, superintendents, assistant superintendents, guidance counselors, therapists, etc -- all are well-compensated, enjoy munificent pension and health benefits, tenure protection, and short school years. They, in turn, give a big part of their dues and time to Democratic politicians to help them get elected. The vicious circle: they get the same to deliver them taxpayer dollars.
While some governors cry about the need for more taxpayer money to avoid the chore of dealing with the problem, New Jersey has Governor Christie who believes in dealing with the problem forcefully and decisively -- and without the need for billions of taxpayer dollars to get states out of the holes their leaders have dug. Instead, the can gets kicked down the road again.
Meanwhile, what was the payoff to the two Republican Senators from Maine for breaking the GOP filibuster by defecting to the Democrats on this measure?
Democrats had tried for weeks to advance a bill to provide fresh aid to the states, but had been pushed repeatedly to scale back the proposal -- and ultimately to pay for it. Even then, Democrats lured the needed Republican votes only after dropping proposed cuts to Navy shipbuilding, an essential part of the Maine economy.
Thanks, Olympia and Susan, for your principled leadership on this boondoggle. Maybe there should be a third symbol: Donkey for Democrats (though I prefer the term "jackass"); elephants for Republicans; and rhinos for Republicans in Name Only.