On Until we meet again: A columnist says goodbye
I won't miss Horowitz. Not because of his uninformed views, but due to his elementary writing style. Mostly name calling or simple rhymes instead of any concrete arguments.
On Governor makes stop in Janesville
poobah - I have confused nothing. I made no comment about protesters rights. Go back and read my original post. I simply stated the media is biased by reporting (yet again) on a small gather of misguided individuals. The story is no different than hundreds of others over the past few months. The media continues to show their bias by pushing this liberal agenda.
poobah, I understand protesters have rights to express their opinion. I'm simply stating that every time a dozen or so people hold up "recall Walker" signs it is NOT newsworthy. The media continues to push this liberal agenda and report "news" even when there isn't anything of substance. You shouldn't confuse protesters' rights with news.
Stand by my comment, poobah. It's similar to when Walker spoke to a full house (350 maybe?) at the Holiday Inn and some 60-80 people shouted profanity at those of us exercising OUR First Amendment Rights by attending the event. What did the media cover? The protesters, not the content of the meeting the majority were there for. Liberal media bias continues...
Want more proof of the liberal media? 13 knuckleheads try to disrupt a private function and this somehow counts as newsworthy? The silent majority is SICK and TIRED of all the recall garbage, and it will show if/when there is an election.
On Dems lying about Ryan's plan?
There are so many "Pants on Fire" comments here it is hardly worth reading or posting. We are blessed to have such a great Rep as Ryan. The small minded minority continue to spread left-wing propaganda. Unreal - wake up people! We need about 434 more Reps and 100 more senators just like him.
On Stupid is as stupid does
I like Parker's columns as she is one of the few members of the press who is pretty balanced. Now, if we could only find some political candidates who are more centrist and balanced. Poll after poll shows that the populace in this country is "center right" politically. We know we need government, but only for limited things, not to rule our lives. We need to encourage individual responsibility, not government reliance. All tax payers (regardless of income level) need to pay a fair share, but we NEED people of wealth and pools of capital to create jobs and economic activity. Seems pretty simple. Both political parties need to stop vilifying each other and get out of the way!
On Labor unions adjust to new reality under Obama
Public employees (especially Federal employees) work for an employer who is out of money and arguably is bankrupt. What happens then? In private industry, the employers must cut costs or go out of business. It's time for government to cut costs. My dad lost is his job at GM where benefits were "bargained for in good faith," whatever that means... GM couldn't afford labor's demands (the company was guilty of poor management, too, much like government) and they went bankrupt. The workers' fault? No, not individually. But the union didn't help anything. Benefits of public employees are out of touch with the private sector and simply can not be allowed to increase at their current rate. No one is against the workers, but the math no longer adds up. The tax payers are now "bargaining in good faith" to reach a more equitable outcome.
On Usefulness of unions at issue
Unlike years ago, we are now in a world economy. That isn't going to change so we better learn how to deal with it. Today the world has a glut of labor: places such as China, India, Asia and Central America have more bodies than we do and they are willing to work for less money. How do you complete with that? You have to get more efficient and lower your labor costs. Does that situation stink for blue collar labor? Absolutely. Is it going to change? No. So, union labor that demands more money and more benefits will continue to decline. Also, the US has the highest corporate tax rate in the world. Those two factors mean jobs will continue to go overseas until we figure it out.
On GOP politicians banned from Labor Day parade
YouKillMe - Go back and read the story, then my comments. I'm simply saying that Labor Day is a celebration of all those who labor/work. Not JUST union laborers. Most people who work do not belong to unions. Labor does NOT equal unions. My dad's former job is now gone because of union demands and the business closed. I'm no fan of unions, but I'm all for working people.
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