Thursday, March 10, 2011

A "General Strike"? Go For It!! Part 2

Sage observation:

...As for the calls for a general strike, Governor Walker will be hoping that the unions try it as this will give him the chance to shatter the public unions for good. There is a term for politicians who take on and break unions in economic hard times, and that is "respected head of government". Don't forget that union-breaking was the early signature of both Reagan and Thatcher. If the unions are foolish enough to go to the wall on this, despite getting played so badly, and Walker crushes them, both the Republican nomination and the White House will be his for the taking.

Heh.

Vox

15 comments:

Anonymous said...

"[If] Walker crushes [unions], both the Republican nomination and the White House will be his for the taking."


I'll use your phrase--get off the meds!

Anonymous said...

"Governor Walker will be hoping that the unions try it as this will give him the chance to shatter the public unions for good."

Thanks for admitting that his intention all along was not about budgets and saving money, it is about politics. Some "boyscout" who is willing to "listen" and "be reasonable".

Welcome to the corportacracy, which pits non-union workers against union workers, with companies in sheer delight laughing and clapping!

Deekaman said...

No, not really, anon. It pits taxpayers against tax-takers. We are tired of being bent over and horse-f**ked by teachers and public-sector workers.

Democrats clearly had no interest in "listening" and "being reasonable", based on their response.

"Corporatocracy"...you can't even spell it correctly. "Koch" is easier for you to spell than "Halliburton", right?

So much for the "vastly more intelligent Left"

Anonymous said...

Deekman sounds like a MPS teacher, grading papers. If you're tired of being horsefocked, you might ask yourself why the monied class isn't being asked to sacrifice like janitors, firefighters, and teachers.

neomom said...

So what exactly is the purpose of the big to-do in Madistan on Saturday?

Deekaman said...

Anon: I was just making commentary regarding how the "Smart People" may not be so "smart".

"Monied Class". Wow. So you are a Socialist Revolutionary? Or just a rebel without a clue wearing a Che t-shirt.

The "Monied Class" pays the vast majority of income taxes in the country and has for a very long time. in 2010 the top 10% paid 71% of all income tax.

How much is enough for you and what income level constitutes "The Moneied Class"?

neomom said...

The Monied Class is anyone with more than you Deek... Because that isn't Fair.

Anonymous said...

Deekaman--"How much is enough for you and what income level constitutes "The Moneied Class"?"

Ask that question to the heads of major corporations who make tens of millions of dollars, like Soros, Murdoch, and the Kochs.


"Corporatocracy"...No, I spelled it right. CORPORATion and demOCRACY.


"We are tired of being bent over and horse-f**ked by teachers and public-sector workers."

As if businesses who want to privatize certain government services are not donating money to Republicans for legislation to guaranteethat opportunity, and would not fund re-election campaigns to ensure those contracts were "business friendly"?
That taxpayers may actually be harmed by such arrangements?


It works BOTH ways. That is...

The state uses tax dollars to pay public sector employees wages and benefits to perform services.

The state uses tax dollars to pay a company money to perform services.

The state uses tax dollars to provide incentives for businesses to relocate.

BOTH the public sector and the company, since they earned that money, regardless if it came from taxpayers, can do whatever the hell they want with it since they made it. If that means donating it to a political party who will advance their cause, aren't private sector employees and private companies exercising free speech???

So why should public sector unions bear the brunt of the criticism in the process???

Besides, maybe private sector people should be wondering why they have been conditioned for the past 30 years as to think there skills and experience ought to be unilaterally dictated by their employer, who can easily dump high salary people for cheaper labor.

Anonymous said...

Deekaman--"The "Monied Class" pays the vast majority of income taxes in the country and has for a very long time. in 2010 the top 10% paid 71% of all income tax."


Do you have a source, or are you just throwing numbers around? I will assume you are correct.


What about corporations? Wow, big surprise.

www.forbes.com/2010/04/01/ge-exxon-walmart-business-washington-corporate-taxes.html

Dad29 said...

the public sector and the company, since they earned

Wrong.

The "public sector" does not EARN money.

It takes money at the point of a gun.

Anonymous said...

Dad29--You're being a horses patoot. And, like any typical ideologue, are focusing on a "weakness" in my argument.


If a cop performs his job to his superiors satisfaction, they have EARNED their salary.

If a teacher meets certain requirements set forth by the district, they have EARNED their salary.

It's THEIR money. As a taxpayer and private citizen, they can do what they want with it within the bounds of the law. I think that's called freedom.

Dad29 said...

It's THEIR money. As a taxpayer and private citizen, they can do what they want with it within the bounds of the law. I think that's called freedom.

We agree. It's the TAXPAYERS' MONEY, and if we don't want to spend so much on PEU members, then we won't.

Thanks for making the point!

John Foust said...

Taxpayers are buying services. Use the system to change their pay, if you think they're getting too much.

Anonymous said...

The system is being used to change their pay, you baldheaded jackass.

Best way to double John Foust's IQ? Put my dick up his ass.

Anonymous said...

Gee, I wonder what is the political background of anony 11:42 a.m.???


Gee, I wonder if Dad29, the good Christian as he is, will take down the offensive post which advocates sodomy, a sin in the eyes of the Roman Catholic Church???


I won't stoop to anony's level, but if I had an alter ego, say anti-Dad29, here's what he would say...Hey, buddy, John Foust has a 140 IQ. Genius level. So if we take your 140 milimeters (25 mm = 1 inch), we have a shade under 6 inches. Yep, sounds about right!
And I bet you drive a truck, too!