Trying to Get the Government to Free Public Employees from Having to Finance Democrats

This NPR story is worth listening to. Will the Supreme Court free us from public unions and end a way that the Democrat Party gets financing from the taxpayers? I almost don’t want to hope because I don’t want to be disappointed. USA Today reports, “Supreme Court seems sure to rule against unions.” The Supreme Court left little doubt Monday where it stands on forcing teachers and government workers to contribute to public employee unions against their will: It’s ready to strike Read more […]

Bernie Sanders Says His 25 Years in Congress Show He’s not a Career Politician

On ABC’s “This Week,” host Martha Raddatz interviewed Bernie Sanders. The opening exchange was breathtaking. RADDATZ: Bernie Sanders is hard at work on the campaign trail this holiday weekend. And he joins me this morning from New Hampshire. Happy new year, Senator Sanders. We noticed that today is the 25th anniversary of your first day in Congress. Twenty five years, what do you say to critics who say the country needs a president from outside Washington and not a career politician? SANDERS: Well, Read more […]

Good News for Students: Teacher Unions Dwindling

We commonly say that teacher unions are for the teachers and not for students, but that’s not completely true. When union rules assign raises and other promotions solely on the basis of seniority and never on the basis of performance, then the unions are for time-serving incompetent teacher and not for young superior teachers. That means that there are reasons that some teachers would be opposed to teacher unions. Thus, EAG News reports, “TEACHER: Unions losing fight against members, parents, Read more […]

Republicans and Unions Fight Obamacare Tax

The tax on “Cadillac” plans is being opposed by both Republicans and unions. According to the Washington Times, “Obamacare ‘Cadillac tax’ to hit 1 in 4 employers that offer health care benefits.” Obamacare’s “Cadillac tax” will hit one in four employers that offer health care benefits, a leading industry analyst says in a report being released Tuesday, socking companies with a massive levy that Republicans and Democrats on Capitol Hill say is unfair to those who have negotiated Read more […]

Minimum Wage Lesson: Union That Campaigned for It Wants Exemption

The union officials who demanded no exceptions to the Los Angeles minimum wage hike are now giving us a minimum wage lesson by asking for an exception. Minimum wage increases don’t increase unemployment, they argue. Or, rather, they assert. There is no argument. But then suddenly the truth comes out when the very people arguing that a higher minimum wage must be inflicted on all businesses without exception suddenly demand an exception in order to increase union employment. From the Los Read more […]

Meet One of Wisconsin’s Organized Crime Bosses

District Attorney John Chisholm is no better than an organized crime boss… because he IS a criminal running an organization, the state. Meet yet another poster child for severely limited government: Milwaukee County, Wisconsin District Attorney, John Chisholm. Here’s a review of his actions from the Daily Signal: “Wisconsin Home Invasions: When the Government Upends Democracy.” These raids—engineered by Milwaukee County District Attorney John Chisholm—represented nothing less than Read more […]

L.A. Stage Actors Understand Economics! No to Higher Wage.

L.A. stage actors want to be exempt from minimum wage hikes because they don’t want their employers driven out of business. This is great but it is infuriating. Doesn’t anyone realize that all other businesses are affected by the same economic forces? I’m referring to this story at the New York Times about L.A. stage actors: “Actors’ Equity Pushes for Minimum Wage, but Not All Members Want It.” They rehearse for weeks, often in run down theaters that were once garages or retail Read more […]

Wisconsin Liberals Terrorize Conservatives with Armed Force

Wisconsin liberals go after political enemies with full police state—including dawn SWAT-style raids and threats against victims if they told. You don’t have to read dystopian novels to see secret police raids used on Americans in response to their exercise of their First-Amendment-acknowledged right to advocate for political causes. You can read about how it happened in Wisconsin in the next issue of the National Review. Cindy Archer, one of the lead architects of Wisconsin’s Act 10 — Read more […]

Another Victory over Unions!

Kentucky is pioneering local Right-to-Work ordinances, giving us another potential victory over unions. For a long time now, the question of Right-to-Work laws has been considered exclusively the domains of the state legislatures. However, there are good reasons to question this interpretation. Now Kentucky has begun a new movement. As James Sherk reports at the Daily Signal (and originally at the National Review), Right-to-work’s prospects appeared bleak in Kentucky after the midterm elections. Read more […]

Lawsuit: Child Harmed, Humiliated by School Bathroom Policy

Why would a school bathroom policy be implemented that denied basic student needs? Because students are for schools, not vice versa. According to a mother, her ten-year-old girl is constantly having accidents now, after she basically injured herself trying to force her body to accommodate school policy. The video above and the print version of the story at the local Fox 5 affiliate both end the same way: A San Diego Unified School District representative said no one from Loma Portal Elementary Read more […]

The New Hampshire Police Union Flagger Scam

The New Hampshire police union is fighting legislation that would take away their ability to force utility companies to pay them for easy work. If you have been driving any length of time you have probably come to a place where a utility company is doing repairs on a hanging wire. Since the utility truck is half way on the road, it effectively becomes a single-lane street when you drive past the truck. So there will be a couple of people with a flag who will tell you to stop or wave you on Read more […]

Scott Walker Shows the Country Wants Financial Sanity

If Scott Walker is aiming at the White House, we can be pretty sure that his bill-signing is giving voters what they want. Does anyone remember when Chris Christie was pumped up as the great fighter of unions? What happened to that? But for Scott Walker, his reputation remains intact. In fact, he has now effectively ended “collective bargaining” for public unions. As Associated Press reports, “Gov. Walker, mulling White House run, signs bill making Wisconsin 25th right-to-work state.” Wisconsin Read more […]