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After Loud Support, Now Los Angeles Unions Want Exemption from $15 Minimum Wage Law

May 27, 2015 | Filed Under Anti-Americanism, Budget, Business, California, Capitalism, Democrats/Leftists, Economy/Finances, Ethics, Free Trade, Government, Government Corruption, Jobs, Liberals, Los Angeles, Minimum Wage, Progressives, Unions, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off on


After Loud Support, Now Los Angeles Unions Want Exemption from $15 Minimum Wage Law

-By Warner Todd Huston

Once again wallowing in the hypocrisy that is liberalism, the same unions that went to the mat to support the new $15 per hour minimum wage law in Los Angeles are now demanding that the city exempt unionized companies from being forced to pay a minimum wage of $15 per hour.

The city’s union leaders were some of the loudest supporters of the new minimum wage, but now those same leaders are demanding that the L.A. City Council change the rules and exempt their own special interests from being stuck with the new wage.

Once again we see liberals insisting that everyone but them should be affected by a law they pushed.

Their excuse for the about face is that unionized businesses have already negotiated their deals and that they shouldn’t have to change them to observe the new wage law.
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School Choice Finally on the Agenda in Illinois

May 26, 2015 | Filed Under Budget, Chicago, Chicago Teachers Union, Children, Democrats/Leftists, Education, Elections, Ethics, GOP, Government, Government Corruption, House of Representatives, Illinois, Illinois State Government, Jobs, Liberals, Pensions, Public Employees Unions, Public School, Republicans, School Choice, Senate, Teachers Unions, Unions, Vouchers, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off on


School Choice Finally on the Agenda in Illinois

-By Warner Todd Huston

The move for school choice is not only growing in Illinois in general but in Chicago in particular as politicians and parents both see the downward spiral of the public education system picking up speed.

With the costs of public education soaring but neither the rates of graduation nor proficiency growing accordingly, parents are desperate to find a way for their children to gain a better education.

The state is pumping millions upon millions into the bottomless pit of education and taxes are edging higher every year to support the spending habit. As an example, Illinois school district U46 (west of Chicago in the Elgin area) has $600 million in bond debt and this is just one of the nearly 700 school districts in Illinois.

So, as the system founders, many experiments have blossomed. We all know that charter schools have grown rapidly in the Chicago area, but there are other schools such as Leo Catholic High School in Chicago’s Auburn Gresham neighborhood that are serving as perfect examples of school choice. Leo is a prime example of a private high school that is a wildly successful example of education at its finest.

The school is not fully supported financially by the city’s Catholic system but has since 1926 served students as an independent high school operating in what is now one of the city’s most depressed neighborhoods. The school started back when Auburn Gresham was a heavily Irish-Catholic part of the city but now serves an entirely African American student body. (Edit to note: The Archdiocese of Chicago does support Leo and has provided over $2M in direct, financial operating support for the school between 2009 and 2015, but doesn’t pay all the school’s expenses as it does the schools it has direct control over.)

The school has been such a success that for the last six years 100% of its students have been accepted into a college or university and 96 percent have gone on to pursue higher education.
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Why Does Liberal Rag Salon.com Hate Our Soldiers? Because They Take Money From Welfare Spending

May 25, 2015 | Filed Under Air Force, Anti-Americanism, Army, Budget, Coast Guard, Communism, Congress, Constitution, Democrats/Leftists, Economy/Finances, Ethics, Freedom, Government, Government Corruption, Journalism, Liberals, Marines, Media, Media Bias, Military, Money, National Guard, Pentagon, Progressives, Salon.com, Security/Safety, Taxes, Veterans, Warner Todd Huston, Welfare | Comments Off on


Why Does Liberal Rag Salon.com Hate Our Soldiers? Because They Take Money From Welfare Spending

-By Warner Todd Huston

On this Memorial Day, the anti-American cretins at Salon.com have proclaimed our soldiers to be “dangerous” to the nation. Why? Because spending money on our military takes money away from welfare budgets. And they are serious.

Before we even get to the stupidity in this Salon.com article, we should note that spending on the military is one of the few federal expenditures that is actually written right into the U.S. Constitution.

Welfare spending isn’t in the Constitution. Spending on the environment isn’t there. No money is specified for roads, internal improvements, or education. Neither is spending on “disaster aid.” But spending on the military is in there.

In fact, little of the spending that goes on in Washington is actually directly Constitutional. By contrast spending on the military is one of the few things that the founders made sure to provide.

But let’s give these anti-American socialists at Salon their say. Here is their argument for why “The U.S. military is a national security threat.”
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Army ‘Diversity Training’ Badgers Soldiers About ‘White Privilege’

April 6, 2015 | Filed Under Anti-Americanism, Army, Barack Obama, Budget, Democrats/Leftists, Government, Government Corruption, Liberals, Military, Pentagon, President, Progressives, Security/Safety, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off on


Army ‘Diversity Training’ Badgers Soldiers About ‘White Privilege’

-By Warner Todd Huston

Hey, you evil white solders, don’t you know that you are bad people? Well, that was the message that the US Army had with its “diversity training” session, anyway. Apparently Obama is trying to gut our military in every way possible, not just with the budget.

Images of one of the slides in this absurd “class” has emerged:

So, now even the Army is falling to this false “white privilege” agenda.
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Liberals Should Celebrate ISIS as Most Perfect Non-Profit Ever Begun

February 18, 2015 | Filed Under Anti-Americanism, Barack Obama, Budget, Business, Capitalism, Children, Democrats/Leftists, Ethics, Government, Government Corruption, Iraq, ISIS, Islam, Islamofascism, Jihad, Jobs, Liberals, Libya, Michelle Obama, President, Progressives, Sharia, Syria, Terrorism, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off on


Liberals Should Celebrate ISIS as Most Perfect Non-Profit Ever Begun

-By Warner Todd Huston

The left should be celebrating the ISIS terrorists as the perfect example of the sort of non-profit enterprise the virtues of which they constantly extol. In fact, led by the Obviator In Chief in Washington, since leftists are refusing to call ISIS what they are, maybe they are celebrating them after all?

Remember back in 2008 when Michelle Obama said that young people should not be so greedy as to get jobs in corporate America? Instead she instead America’s youngsters should find work at a non-profit. At a speech in Zanesville, Ohio, Michelle urged young people to make the choice “to move out of the money-making industry into the helping industry,” and darn it if ISIS didn’t take up on her challenge.

President Obama even once called his job working for a company as “working for the enemy” because of all that icky money and profits.
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City Being Forced to ‘Negotiate’ With Union Despite That No Employees Belong

February 17, 2015 | Filed Under AFSCME, Anti-Americanism, Budget, Crime, Democrats/Leftists, Ethics, Government, Government Corruption, Jobs, Liberals, New Mexico, Police, Progressives, Public Employees Unions, Taxes, Unions, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off on


City Being Forced to ‘Negotiate’ With Union Despite That No Employees Belong

-By Warner Todd Huston

Here we have yet another example of why unions should never, ever be allowed for government workers. A union that claims to represent police officers in Moriarty, New Mexico, is attempting to force the city to negotiate raises for officers quite despite the fact that the union doesn’t count a single member of the force as a member.

You read that right. A union with no members is claiming that it has the power to force a city to give police officers raises courtesy of the taxpayer.

Back in 2010 the city’s officers did vote to invite a union to represent them but when all was said and done only two officers joined the union. The majority refused. And since 2010 the two officers that did belong to the union have since left the force leaving the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) without even a single member on the force.

Yet, AFSCME is insisting that they have the right to negotiate raises despite not having a single member for which to negotiate.
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DePaul University Hosts Fundraiser for Palestinian Terrorist

February 5, 2015 | Filed Under Anti-Americanism, Anti-Semitism, Budget, Democrats/Leftists, Economy/Finances, Education, Ethics, Government Corruption, Illinois, Islam, Islamofascism, Israel, Koran, Liberals, Palestinians, PCism, Progressives, Religion, Sharia, Society/Culture, Terrorism, Warner Todd Huston, Western Civilization | Comments Off on


DePaul University Hosts Fundraiser for Palestinian Terrorist

-By Warner Todd Huston

On February 3, Chicago’s DePaul University celebrated a terrorist and held a fundraiser for her. Celebrating terrorists and pushing enemies to our country. This is how far our universities have fallen.

Rasmea Yousef Odeh, a so-called “Palestinian” who is set to be deported from the U.S. for lying about her criminal record to U.S. immigration authorities, was honored at DePaul and given a fundraiser to help her fight the government, and to allow this murderer to stay in the country.
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Obama Says Illegal Immigrants ‘Just Like Us’ and ‘Belong Here’

February 5, 2015 | Filed Under Amnesty, Anti-Americanism, Barack Obama, Budget, Crime, Democrats/Leftists, DREAM Act, Ethics, Government Corruption, Immigration/Immigrants, Jobs, Liberals, President, Progressives, Taxes, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off on


Obama Says Illegal Immigrants ‘Just Like Us’ and ‘Belong Here’

-By Warner Todd Huston

Obama met with a group of illegal immigrants in the White House today and said that they “belong here” and that they are “just like” the rest of America’s citizens.

Even as this President refuses to meet with the leader of our ally, Israel, he takes meetings with lawbreakers right in the White House. Then he supports their law breaking and says they deserve to be here.

Here is what CBS News’ Mark Knoller Tweeted about the President’s remarks.

Has there ever been a more lawless, un-American man in the White House?
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Obama’s Student Loan Program Just Went $22 BILLION Over Budget

February 5, 2015 | Filed Under Anti-Americanism, Barack Obama, Budget, Democrats/Leftists, Education, Entitlements, Ethics, Government Corruption, Liberals, President, Progressives, Taxes, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off on


Obama’s Student Loan Program Just Went $22 BILLION Over Budget

-By Warner Todd Huston

Well, who could possibly have predicted that when Obama wildly inflated the number of student loans he was going to give out would result in the program going wildly over budget, and by more than the whole budget of NASA and the Environmental Protection Agency combined?

Politico recently looked into Obama’s absurd student loan debt bomb and noted that buried in the President’s budget proposal is the proof that his student loan takeover is already $21.8 billion in debt.
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Gallup Polling Org Rips Obama’s Fake Recovery As Jobless

February 4, 2015 | Filed Under Anti-Americanism, Barack Obama, Budget, Business, Capitalism, Democrats/Leftists, Economy/Finances, Ethics, Government, Government Corruption, Jobs, Liberals, President, Progressives, Taxes, Unemployment, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off on


Gallup Polling Org Rips Obama’s Fake Recovery As Jobless

-By Warner Todd Huston

Jim Clifton, the CEO of the Gallup polling group, recently published a huge slam on Obama’s fake economic recover that he sharply titled, “The Big Lie: 5.6% Unemployment.” In the piece he exposes something that we conservatives have been talking about for years, namely that Obama’s unemployment figures are nothing but lies and that the low, low labor participation rate proves that we have had no increase in jobs.

His piece starts somewhat absurdly saying that even “the smartest and most educated among us” don’t know that Obama’s unemployment rate reports are “extremely misleading.”

We can quibble with that because conservatives have been pointing this out since two years after Obama came to office. But, still, it’s good that the rest of the “educated” are catching up and finally starting to understand the lies that Obama is selling as an economic recovery.

Anyway, that aside, Clifton notes that the number of jobs has not really increased at all because there are millions who have simply stopped trying to find work and are seemingly permanently jobless. This is the labor participation rate and it is shockingly dismal.

Here is how Clifton put it:
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Obama Plans to Include Provisions for ‘Rising Sea Levels’ In Every Federal Project

February 2, 2015 | Filed Under Anti-Americanism, Barack Obama, Budget, Climate Change, Democrats/Leftists, Earmarks, Economy/Finances, Entitlements, Environment, EPA, Ethics, Government, Government Corruption, Jobs, Liberals, President, Progressives, Taxes, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off on


Obama Plans to Include Provisions for ‘Rising Sea Levels’ In Every Federal Project

-By Warner Todd Huston

Going forward, Barack Obama has announced that every federal project will now include provisions to acknowledge the claim that sea levels will rise due to global warming.

Obama issued one of his many, many Executive Orders on Friday directing federal agencies to include plans for rising sea levels in every new project for the remaining years of his reign in the White House.
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[VIDEO] America: Don’t Root for the Socialist Seahawks

January 31, 2015 | Filed Under Budget, Business, Capitalism, Conservatives, Democrats/Leftists, Economy/Finances, Ethics, Free Trade, Government Corruption, Jobs, Liberals, Money, Progressives, Socialism, Sports, Taxes, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off on


[VIDEO] America: Don’t Root for the Socialist Seahawks

-By Warner Todd Huston

If you are wondering which team a good conservative should root for during Sunday’s Super Bowl, this video has your answer: don’t root or the socialist Seahawks.

No it’s not because “Patriots” is more patriotic. No, it’s not even because the Seahawks are from a left-wing state–at least not merely for that reason.

So, why root for the Patriots? Here’s why a free market conservative should oppose the Seahawks…

Now, note that I said it wasn’t merely because the Seahawks come from a state filled with lily-livered liberals, but then again the whole unfortunate stadium deal occurred because its lily-livered liberals.

Still…. you get the point.
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Obama AG Nominee Insists Illegals Have a ‘Right To Work’ In The USA

January 29, 2015 | Filed Under Amnesty, Anti-Americanism, Barack Obama, Budget, Business, Capitalism, Congress, Democrats/Leftists, DOJ, Economy/Finances, Ethics, GOP, Government Corruption, Immigration/Immigrants, Jobs, Liberals, President, Progressives, Republicans, Senate, Taxes, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off on


Obama AG Nominee Insists Illegals Have a ‘Right To Work’ In The USA

-By Warner Todd Huston

On Wednesday Obama’s Attorney General Nominee Loretta Lynch said that all illegals should be allowed to work in the USA despite the fact that they are breaking our immigration laws and are essentially criminals in this country.

Senator Jeff Sessions (R, AL), Chairman of the Senate Immigration Subcommittee, questioned Obama’s Attorney General Nominee Loretta Lynch at the Judiciary hearing to consider her nomination. Sessions asked Lynch about the President’s decision to bypass Congress to order an amnesty, and how this action undermined the rights of disadvantaged American workers.

“The president’s actions,” Sessions said, “would give people who came here unlawfully the right to work, the right to participate in Social Security and Medicare, when Congress has not done that. Allows them to stay for at least a period lawfully. Let me ask you this, in the workplace of American today when we have a high number of unemployed, we’ve had declining wages for many years, we have the lowest percentage of Americans working, who has more right to a job in this country, a lawful immigrant who’s here–a green card holder–or a citizen, or a person who entered the country unlawfully?”

In reply Lynch said that all illegals should be allowed to work in the USA despite our current employment and immigration laws.
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Chris Christie’s Appeal to Centrists is Failing to Catch Fire

January 27, 2015 | Filed Under Budget, Business, Chris Christie, Conservatives, Democrats/Leftists, Elections, GOP, Government, Jobs, Liberals, President, Republicans, Taxes, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off on


Chris Christie’s Appeal to Centrists is Failing to Catch Fire

-By Warner Todd Huston

It is plain that New Jersey Governor Chris Christie thinks that his path to the White House lies in plying the middle ground between conservatives and moderates and presenting himself as the man who can appeal to all political factions. But, so far at least, it seems he is failing to excite much interest in the idea.

Christie already suffers among conservatives. He is knocked by many on the right side of the political equation for not being conservative enough and Christie understands this criticism all too well. In fact, he felt the need to address this perception during his speech this month at Congressman Steve King’s Freedom Summit in Iowa.

Last weekend the New Jersey Governor told the conservative crowd that he is plenty conservative enough to deserve consideration by even the most conservative voter. Then he laid out his bona fides in an attempt to make his case.

Let’s just say he was received with polite applause but not many minds were changed.
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Illegals Don’t Want to be Americans, So Keep Them Out

January 25, 2015 | Filed Under Amnesty, Anti-Americanism, Budget, Business, Capitalism, Congress, Constitution, Crime, Democrats/Leftists, Ethics, Foreign Policy, Government, Government Corruption, Immigration/Immigrants, Jobs, Liberals, Mexico, President, Progressives, Regulation, Taxes, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off on


Illegals Don’t Want to be Americans, So Keep Them Out

-By Warner Todd Huston

One of the things that the far left always says to excuse lawbreaking illegal immigrants is that they just want to be “like Americans” and attain the American dream just like immigrants to the US always have. This, however, is a lie. Many immigrants no longer have any desire to become Americans and just want our money so they can send it back home.

The old American dream was the promise that a “foreigner” could immigrant to the US, become a citizen, get a job, save their money, and make a life for them and more especially for their children.

For many of these people it was a special mark of pride to learn English and then learn enough about American history and its system of government to pass the citizenship test in order to become an official naturalized American.

This is what Democrats are invoking when they try to excuse lawbreaking illegals today. They claim that immigrants today are exactly the same as those of all our yesteryears.

But even the former president of Mexico is here to disabuse Democrats of this lie.
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Illinois’ House Reps Have More Wealth Than Average Member of Their Electorate

January 24, 2015 | Filed Under Aaron Schock, Adam Kinzinger, Bill Foster, Budget, Business, Chicago, Congress, Danny Davis, Democrats/Leftists, Economy/Finances, Ethics, GOP, Government, Government Corruption, House of Representatives, Illinois, Jan Schakowsky, Jobs, Liberals, Luis Gutierrez, Progressives, Randy Hultgren, Robert Dold, Senate, Taxes, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off on


Illinois’ House Reps Have More Wealth Than Average Member of Their Electorate

(Here is my very first piece over at The Watchdog….)

-By Warner Todd Huston

A recent survey of the wealth of members of Congress revealed that, on average, it would take the combined wealth of 18 American households to equal the wealth of a single member of Congress. While this is an averaged statistic and individual cases vary, a review of the wealth of members of the Illinois delegation to Washington proves the rule rather than the exception.

The January report by OpenSecrets.org found that, “The median net worth of a member of Congress was $1,029,505 in 2013… compared with an average American household’s median net worth of $56,355.”

It is apropos to review what members of Congress are paid as they serve in Washington. Members of the House of Representatives are paid $174,000 a year, a salary that has been frozen in place since 2009. Speakers of the House and majority and minority leaders make a bit more than the average Congressman to befit their higher positions. Members of the House cannot collect a pension until they have served for five years, meaning they’d have to win election three times. Their pensions are never higher than 80 percent of their highest salary and is paid out at retirement age–unless they are still working somewhere in the federal government. In that case, they can’t collect a pension until they are no longer earning a federal salary.

So, what about Illinois? Well, the congressional salary itself certainly puts our representatives in a higher tax bracket than the average citizen of their state. According to information released by the U.S. Census, the median household income of the 13 million some citizens in Illinois is $56,777 annually. That is about 7 percent higher than the national average…

Read the rest at Watchdog Arena.
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So Far, Obama Has Broken a Whopping 112 Promises From SOTU Speeches

January 20, 2015 | Filed Under Anti-Americanism, Barack Obama, Budget, Business, Capitalism, Constitution, Democrats/Leftists, Economy/Finances, Ethics, Government, Government Corruption, Jobs, Liberals, President, Progressives, Regulation, Socialism, Taxes, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off on


So Far, Obama Has Broken a Whopping 112 Promises From SOTU Speeches

-By Warner Todd Huston

The folks at the Grabien video service has taken the time to track all Obama’s promises made during his past State of the Union speeches and found that 112 of his promises have gone unkept.

From 2009 to 2014, Obama has made scores of promises at his SOTU blatherings, but few of his promises have been fulfilled.

In fact, Obama has the worst record of getting what he wants at the SOTU since Gerald Ford!

Grabien didn’t just create a montage video of the failed promises, but they also took the time to write them all out.
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Obama’s New Food Czar Wants Gov’t To Decide What You Are Allowed to Eat

January 18, 2015 | Filed Under Anti-Americanism, Barack Obama, Budget, Children, Constitution, Democrats/Leftists, Entitlements, Ethics, Farming, Food, Government, Government Corruption, Health, Liberals, Michelle Obama, Nanny State, President, Progressives, Socialism, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off on


Obama’s New Food Czar Wants Gov’t To Decide What You Are Allowed to Eat

-By Warner Todd Huston

Like all extreme socialists, Obama’s new food czar thinks that government should completely control all aspects of food from its production and is dissemination, even to what is allowed to be advertised and what you are allowed to eat.

Recently the Obama’s personal chef, Sam Kass, resigned his position and left the White House. Kass was not just a chef, though. He was also the White House’s senior adviser for nutrition policy. On top of that he the director of Mrs. Obama’s anti-childhood obesity campaign, “Let’s Move.”

So, Obama had several slots to fill at once with his new food czar. So, he and Michelle have picked one Debra Eschmeyer to take on the role of director of “Let’s Move.”

Eschmeyer, who founded the FoodCorps service program that was designed to teach school cafeteria workers about nutrition, calls herself a “food justice activist.” She recently explained what she means by that title.

“I was an editor of [the book] Food Justice so I spent several years thinking about the definition,” she said. “Food justice seeks to ensure that the benefits and risks of where, what, and how food is grown, produced, transported, distributed, accessed, and eaten are shared fairly.”
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Yet Another Bad Surprise for Obamacare Users: Their Year-End Taxes Will Soar

January 3, 2015 | Filed Under Anti-Americanism, Barack Obama, Budget, Communism, Congress, Democrats/Leftists, Economy/Finances, Entitlements, Ethics, Government Corruption, Health, Insurance, Liberals, Obamacare, Policy, President, Progressives, Rights, Senate, Socialism, Taxes, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off on


Yet Another Bad Surprise for Obamacare Users: Their Year-End Taxes Will Soar

-By Warner Todd Huston

So, you thought the Lord God Obama had given you some “free” healthcare, did you? You’ve happily applied for and used his subsidies all last year because that clunky, constantly crashing Obamacare website said you could, eh? Well, guess what? Come April 15 you’ll probably owe a whopping new tax bill to the IRS because, as it turns out, you didn’t really deserve the subsidy you got. Sucks, doesn’t it?

The government reports that nearly 7 million Americans took advantage of the subsidies they were offered on the Obamacare exchange websites, subsidies that helped them cut down on the costs of the newly mandated Obamacare healthcare policies.

But now, according to tax preparation company H&R Block, as many as 4 million subsidy users might discover that in fact they made too much money to have been allowed to get the subsidy and at tax time the IRS will demand that they pay the money back.
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Government Workers Should NEVER Be Allowed a Union

December 31, 2014 | Filed Under Anti-Americanism, Budget, Business, Capitalism, Crime, Democrats/Leftists, Elections, Entitlements, Ethics, Government Corruption, Jobs, Liberals, Pensions, President, Progressives, Public Employees Unions, Taxes, Unions, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off on


Government Workers Should NEVER Be Allowed a Union

-By Warner Todd Huston

What are the best jobs on average in California? Apparently being a government worker. Infuriatingly, government workers live far better, have higher salaries, retire earlier and have better benefits than most in the private sector even though, like leeches, these same government workers live off the taxpayer.

The worst of all worlds for the taxpayer is a government union. Government unions do nothing whatever for the very people paying the bills. They do not improve services, they don’t professionalize workers, and they wildly grow the waste of tax dollars. Worse, government unions give public servants higher salaries, richer benefits, and earlier retirement dates than the taxpayers footing the bills.

Even the patron Saint of the liberal left, President Franklin D. Roosevelt, was adamant that government workers should never be allowed to unionize. FDR thought it was “unthinkable and intolerable” to have a government workers union.

It’s for good reason, too. Government workers do not create the profits that might help enrich benefits. Whenever government unions get raises it simply means that taxpayers have to pay more to make up the difference.
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Boehner and GOP Allowed Obama to Add thousands of New Amnesty Workers With That 2015 Budget

December 26, 2014 | Filed Under Amnesty, Anti-Americanism, Barack Obama, Budget, Congress, Conservatives, Democrats/Leftists, Entitlements, Ethics, GOP, Government, Government Corruption, Immigration/Immigrants, Jobs, John Boehner, Liberals, President, Progressives, Republicans, Senate, Taxes, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off on


Boehner and GOP Allowed Obama to Add thousands of New Amnesty Workers With That 2015 Budget

-By Warner Todd Huston

This is why I despise government. Every decision made in DC adds thousands of new government placemen at a cost of millions in salary and an ever expanding government. That is what happened when John Boehner did not immediately put a stop to Obama’s amnesty plans in that recently concluded budget negotiations.

One of the things that Barack Obama kicked into high gear with his illicit amnesty announcement was a government employee hiring frenzy. As The New York Times reports, as soon as GOP House Speaker John Boehner allowed Obama’s amnesty plan to keep its funding, 1,000 new federal jobs were opened up at a cost to the taxpayer of $40 million annually in salaries and benefits.

These new employees will be housed in a building in the DC environs (Crystal City, just across the river in Arlington, Virginia) that will cost taxpayers an additional $8 million in rent each year.
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VIDEO: Fox News’ Shep Smith Laments How America Will ‘Ruin Cuba’

December 18, 2014 | Filed Under Anti-Americanism, Barack Obama, Budget, Business, Capitalism, Communism, Constitution, Cuba, Democrats/Leftists, Ethics, Foreign Countries, Foreign Policy, Fox News, Government, Government Corruption, Jobs, Journalism, Liberals, Media, Media Bias, President, Progressives, Socialism, Taxes, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off on


VIDEO: Fox News’ Shep Smith Laments How America Will ‘Ruin Cuba’

-By Warner Todd Huston

Shep Smith is at it again, this time he was heard on his Fox News show lamenting how America will “ruin” Cuba now that Obama is opening up diplomatic relations with that island nation. No, seriously. That is exactly what he said. This idiot really needs to go work for the commies at MSNBC.

So, we have a nation that has been oppressed for 50 years, a nation where even toothpaste and toilet paper is a luxury that most there can’t afford. We have a nation where any questioning of the government results in torture and murder. But with the possibility of the US initiating closer relations with that beleaguered nation, Shep Smith is now worried that contact with the USA will be bad for the Cuban people? Really, Shep?!

After sonorously noting how he paid $4 for a liter of his favorite Cuban booze last time he visited there, Shep’s cohost noted that there will be an “onrush” of American businesses that will want to get down into the Cuban market… though I don’t know why anyone would assume there even is a Cuban market or that Cubans have money to spend.
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Obama Insulting Legal Immigrants By Using Their Money to Give Amnesty to Illegals

December 14, 2014 | Filed Under Anti-Americanism, Barack Obama, Budget, Congress, Constitution, Crime, Democrats/Leftists, Entitlements, Ethics, Government Corruption, Immigration/Immigrants, Law, Liberals, President, Progressives, Regulation, Taxes, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off on


Obama Insulting Legal Immigrants By Using Their Money to Give Amnesty to Illegals

-By Warner Todd Huston

President Obama has figured a way to fund his unconstitutional amnesty plans that not only hamstrings Congress to a great degree, but it also delivers a huge insult to anyone foolish enough to try to immigrate to the USA legally.

One of the ways that Obama tried to get around the possibility that Congress might not allocate funds in the budget for his new amnesty for illegals plans is to use the fee-based fund from the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS).

Since this money in the USCIS is not amassed from taxes, Obama thinks that Congress won’t be able to remove the funding. In this way he thinks that he can keep funding his unconstitutional plans without threat from Congress. Of course, Congress CAN take away the money for the operations of the USCIS, but that isn’t too likely.

But if it isn’t tax dollars, just who pays these fees? The money in this fund is paid as fees for government services–like filing paper work, etc–by immigrants who have legally come to the USA. That’s right, Obama is insulting legal immigrants by using THEIR money to fund his amnesty for illegals.
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The New Budget Bill: Still Funds Obamacare, Still Bans Abortion Spending, Still Bans Internet Taxes

December 10, 2014 | Filed Under Abortion, Animals, Barack Obama, Budget, Business, Capitalism, Congress, Constitution, Democrats/Leftists, Earmarks, Economy/Finances, Entitlements, Ethics, Farming, Free Trade, GOP, Government, Government Corruption, Jobs, Liberals, Lobbyists, President, Progressives, Republicans, Senate, Taxes, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off on


The New Budget Bill: Still Funds Obamacare, Still Bans Abortion Spending, Still Bans Internet Taxes

-By Warner Todd Huston

The New nine-month budget bill called the CR/Omnibus spending bill is a $1.01 trillion spending bill that is over one thousand pages thick. But it takes care of spending for most of 2015 and one has to wonder why the Republicans pushed a spending bill that will prevent them from affecting spending for most of the entire first year they will be in control?

It is absurd that the GOP didn’t push a continuing resolution that only tides the government over for a few short months because next year the GOP will be in full control of both houses of Congress. Yet, the GOP was not just *sighing* and agreeing with this nine-month spending bill, GOP leadership was pushing it. This is a bill that will cut the GOP out from having any influence on spending for most of their first year they are in control.

Still, many of the hundreds of policy riders–little bits of instruction that affects spending–are good for the conservatives. Of course, some will upset Democrats and some Republicans.

Anyway, here are some of the riders of interest in the new budget bill (in no particular order):

Obamacare Fully Funded

The bill fully funds Obamacare, though it does put a limit to any growth in spending and cuts the budget by $10 million for the “death panel” board called the Independent Payment Advisory Board. It also does not give the IRS any new funding so that the taxing agency can implement the Affordable Care Act.

Clean Water Act

In a victory for farmers, the spending bill will prevent the EPA from taking upon itself the power to regulate farm ponds and ditch water. This is also a victory for Republicans–not to mention the country!

EPA Funding Cut

Speaking of the EPA, its budget was cut by $60 million over last year’s budget. The EPA will get $8.1 billion. This is another decrease. Since 2010 the agency has lost 21 percent of its budget.

No Pot Legalization for Washington DC

The City Council of the District of Columbia will be prohibited from legalizing marijuana and will be forced to hew to the federal ban on pot. On the other hand, federal drug enforcement agencies and law groups will be prevented from interfering in state-based pot industries.
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15,000 Wisconsin Teachers Tell Union to Get Lost

December 4, 2014 | Filed Under Budget, Business, Capitalism, Democrats/Leftists, Education, Elections, Government, Government Corruption, Jobs, Liberals, Progressives, Public Employees Unions, Public School, Taxes, Teachers Unions, Unions, Warner Todd Huston, Wisconsin | Comments Off on


15,000 Wisconsin Teachers Tell Union to Get Lost

-By Warner Todd Huston

Unions are having a tough time of it in Wisconsin of late. Since Governor Scott Walker saved the state budget with his new union rules and since he gave workers a choice, Wisconsin’s teachers unions have been in steep decline and this year’s certification vote was further proof that workers don’t want unions.

Under Act 10 in Wisconsin, it is now the law that teachers unions have to be re-certified each year and to be recognized as a bargaining unit the unions must get 51% support from members.

Since Act 10, unions have found that members are very, very unhappy to be part of their organization and thousands of teachers are opting out. This year, nearly 15,000 public employee union members refused to vote for their union, and 25 more unions were decertified by a vote. That is 100 fewer unions than last year even applied for re-certification.

This brings the number of Wisconsin teachers unions to 285 state wide, down from 408 last year.
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Obama Just Gave Employers a $3,000 Incentive to Hire Illegals Over Real Americans

November 26, 2014 | Filed Under Anti-Americanism, Barack Obama, Budget, Business, Capitalism, Constitution, Democrats/Leftists, Entitlements, Ethics, Government, Government Corruption, Jobs, Liberals, President, Progressives, Taxes, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off on


Obama Just Gave Employers a $3,000 Incentive to Hire Illegals Over Real Americans

-By Warner Todd Huston

The United States has been suffering through the worst jobs climate in recent memory with millions of Americans unable to find work and just giving up looking. Now, things are going to get worse because with his massive, unconstitutional amnesty, Obama just gave employers a big incentive to hire illegals instead of real Americans.

According to The Washington Times, Obama’s illicit amnesty will hand employers a $3,000 incentive to hire illegals over American citizens.

How did the paper figure this? It’s because of Obamacare, naturally.
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Obama Shocked by Suggestion Another Prez Might Selectively Enforce Tax Law

November 24, 2014 | Filed Under Anti-Americanism, Barack Obama, Budget, Business, Capitalism, Constitution, Democrats/Leftists, Economy/Finances, Elections, Ethics, Freedom, Government, Government Corruption, Immigration/Immigrants, Jobs, Liberals, President, Progressives, Regulation, Senate, Taxes, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off on


Obama Shocked by Suggestion Another Prez Might Selectively Enforce Tax Law

-By Warner Todd Huston

A recent encounter that Obama had with ABC so entirely illustrates his arrogance that it can only make you laugh. George Stephanopoulos asked Obama what would stop a future president from following his example of selectively enforcing laws by refusing to collect certain taxes. Obama was shocked, SHOCKED, I tell you, at the suggestion and told Stephanopoulos that it would be “wrong” of a president to decide not to enforce tax law.

Here was the exchange with Obama filibustering in his opening monologue:

Transcript…
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Labor Unions For Dummies

November 24, 2014 | Filed Under Budget, Business, Capitalism, Gary Krasner, Jobs, Pensions, Public Employees Unions, Unions | Comments Off on


Labor Unions For Dummies

By Gary Krasner

Let me describe one larger point regarding public employee unions. It relates to the anti-competitiveness of unions generally, the same idea that Richard Epstein often writes about. But I’ll greatly simplify it for you.

Companies are not in business to make jobs. They’re in business to make profits. (It’s no different than when you invest your money.) Jobs are necessary to make profits.

Hiring labor is part of the cost of doing business. The object is to keep that cost down, but not to the extent that it will affect the performance of the company.

That means people who are capable and perform well are what businesses need, and it is why they compete with other companies to get such workers.

Example: In my profession, prepress computer operators who were fast and accurate could negotiate for higher wages. Through that reputation, they were in demand. Poor workers were not.

Such workers do not need unions. Mediocre and poor workers need unions. Unions benefit those who are the worst at their job.
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Why Inner City Blacks See Racism Everywhere and Think We Are Still in Slave Days and Whites Don’t

November 22, 2014 | Filed Under Al Sharpton, Anti-Americanism, Budget, Chicago, Cities, Democrats/Leftists, Education, Entitlements, Ethics, Government, Government Corruption, Hispanics, Jobs, Liberals, President, Progressives, Race, Racism, Taxes, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off on


Why Inner City Blacks See Racism Everywhere and Think We Are Still in Slave Days and Whites Don’t

-By Warner Todd Huston

Inner city blacks have a skewed and untrue view of what America “is” today and it is because they live in all black neighborhoods. This often self-imposed isolation is also why white people don’t understand why blacks don’t see the progress that blacks have made in this country.

There is a myth of segregated neighborhoods in this country that lives strong, especially in the minds of blacks. The myth is that whites live only among whites and blacks among blacks. The myth is also part of the assumption that whites are racists who will neither let blacks live near them, nor will move to areas where blacks live thereby keeping blacks down.

This is part of the victim mentality that blacks have built up among themselves to explain why inner city neighborhoods are blighted. It’s always someone else’s fault.

But according to an article by Dan Keating in The Washington Post studies have shown that these days all white neighborhoods have plummeted to near non-existence in American cities.
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Where is Hillary on Obama’s Abuse of Power? The Five Times She Said Presidents Need Limits

November 21, 2014 | Filed Under Anti-Americanism, Barack Obama, Budget, Congress, Constitution, Democrats/Leftists, Elections, Ethics, Foreign Policy, Government, Government Corruption, Hillary Clinton, Immigration/Immigrants, Liberals, Nanny State, President, Progressives, Republicans, Senate, Taxes, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off on


Where is Hillary on Obama’s Abuse of Power? The Five Times She Said Presidents Need Limits

-By Warner Todd Huston

Hillary Clinton has been pretty silent over Obama’s amnesty. She has not chastised this president for his abuse of power. But this might seem to be inconsistent with her past comments because there have been at least five times when she said that our presidents need to be reigned in and have their powers limited.

Clinton railed against an overly powerful executive at least five times in the recent past. In 2006, and twice each in 2007 and 2008 Hillary warned that the US needs to restore its system of checks and balances, a system lost to an over active Chief Executive.

In 2006, for instance, Hillary attacked George W. Bush claiming that he was making “the most extraordinary claims of executive power that we’ve seen in the nation’s history.” At that time Hillary praised our constitutional democracy and urged the nation to force Bush to back off and work better with Congress.

Only months later in 2007, Clinton was again railing against the President and saying that if she were elected to the White House she would roll back Bush’s use of Executive Orders. “I think you have to restore the checks and balances and the separation of powers, which means reining in the presidency,” Clinton said to The Boston Globe.
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