Saturday, March 5, 2011


I haven’t been motivated to post lately. It’s not because there’s nothing to write about. Unfortunately there’s too much to write about and it’s all heartbreaking.

Tea Party politicians say we have to act like grown-ups when it comes to balancing our budget. They tend to focus on fringe expenses.

Slashing and burning funding for education is only going to lead to an ignorant, third world America.

If we’re going to act like grown-ups we have to raise taxes.

We should always go after waste, fraud and abuse but that’s not what got us here and vilifying teachers is pathetic!

Governor Scott Walker is being disingenuous when he says teachers make more than private sector employees. In their education demographic, they make less.

Teachers have taken pay cuts and doubled what they pay for benefits. Walker says public sector bargaining rights for teachers will be too expensive for Wisconsin. He doesn’t make the same claim for police or fire fighters. They, coincidentally, voted for him.

When people get outraged by teachers’ generous benefits they miss the fact that these benefits are supposed to make up for their lousy pay.

Walker is obviously trying to bust unions.

Union abuses should be exposed but unions are the only lobby workers have to fight the lobbyists of big money.

Big money has America convinced that Big Government is Big Brother. Government is inefficient but it’s hard to avoid when there are over three hundred million of us. We have to keep working at it.

Big money is only concerned with maximum production at minimum cost. They are in no way concerned for our quality of life and we should keep that in mind.