View Full Version : First Punish The Unemployed,

08-07-2010, 02:41 AM
.......... Then Declare War On The Employed

<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Over the past few months, Congressional Republicans and skittish Democrats who've lingered too long at the Deficit Panic Kool-Aid Stand have made life extraordinarily difficult for the most vulnerable members of society -- the nation's unemployed.

Rather than extend unemployment benefits so that the millions of Americans who are out there busting their humps to find the needle-in-a-haystack that is a job of any kind, they've demanded that those benefits be offset, essentially punishing the unemployed for the deficits they giddily ran up for years.

It's been pretty embarrassing to watch, frankly. But at least no one's out there running on an actual platform of kicking those who have managed to secure employment out of work, right?

Republican gubernatorial candidate Dan Maes said Thursday he would lay off as many as 4,000 state employees if elected and force a showdown with the federal government over drilling for gas and oil.

<span style='font-size: 14pt'>Dan Maes told the Denver Petroleum Club he would cut at least 2,000 workers "just like that"</span> from the state budget, with projected savings of $200 million.

Oh, hey, I stand corrected. Colorado gubernatorial candidate Dan Maes, not satisfied with eliminating the scourge of internationalist bicycle enthusiasts, has made <span style='font-size: 17pt'>"I will kick you or someone you love out of their job during this massive unemployment crisis" a campaign promise.</span>

You wouldn't think that this would be a successful campaign strategy in 2010. But Maes simply represents the extreme edge of a new vanguard in GOP electioneering -- declaring war on the employed.

Take Representative Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.), for example. This week, when House Speaker<u> Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) announced that the "House will reconvene next week to vote on a state aid package designed to, among other things, save up to 140,000 teachers' jobs".</u> <span style='font-size: 14pt'>Bachmann decried the move, calling it a "bailout,"</span> and vowed to "call 1,000,000 households" to complain about this -- a promise that I don't think she'll keep, <span style='font-size: 20pt'>seeing how she'll likely end up talking to thousands of people who won't respond well to the idea that they need to lose their livelihoods to cover the asses of their public servants.</span> </div></div> link (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/08/06/first-punish-the-unemploy_n_673335.html)

Keeping teachers who teach your kids in a job is a bailout?

<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">As Pat Garofalo points out, <span style='font-size: 17pt'>Boehner is bizarrely referring to "teachers, firefighters, and police officers" as "special interests."</span> </div></div>

Just another Freudian slip by the leader of the GOP, he tells us who he represents and its not the bottom 90%.


08-07-2010, 05:53 AM
The fewer federal and state employee's there are the better off we will be.

08-07-2010, 05:54 AM
If they taught our kids the teachers wouldn't be a special interest.

Sadly, they don't.


08-07-2010, 06:20 AM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: LWW</div><div class="ubbcode-body">If they taught our kids the teachers wouldn't be a special interest.

Sadly, they don't.

LWW </div></div>

Why don't you get a teaching degree instead of sitting on your ass 24/7 drawing welfare and talking smack?
The kids would love a nice man like you.

08-07-2010, 10:40 AM
Teachers in Canada are both admired and respected. Thier salaries reflect this and since it's a much sought after proffesion we can afford to hire only the best and brightest of all the hopefulls. Entry level teachers can expect to be paid from 32,000 to 58,000 annualy up to a max of between 53,000 to 83,000 annually. Any teacher who wants to continually upgrade their degrees can easily pull down at least 80 grand within 5 years of being hired. Proffesors make conciderably more.


08-08-2010, 06:32 AM
Sounds great.
In my area there are many fine teachers but pay is mediocre.

I have found that the biggest critics of teachers are Right wing
wingnuts who haven't stepped foot in a classroom in years.
Most have taken zero effort to understand real problems.