Archive for the ‘Unions’ Category

YOUR TAX DOLLARS AT WORK

February 7, 2012

How does the government spend your tax dollars to educate your child?  I have blogged over and over that more money could be spent on the political and social indoctrination education of our kids if it weren’t for the multiple levels of administration.

I swear I could not make this stuff up if I wanted to.  An article from L.A. Times online revealed the truth for all to see.  “One of the largest elementary schools in the nation, Miramonte has about 1,500 students and a teaching and administrative staff of about 150”.

Given that the maximum allowable class size is 30 students per teacher, this reveals to me that the school might be somewhat admin heavy.  By dividing the 1,500 students by the maximum allowable class size requires 50 teachers.  And, given the article states there are about “150 teaching and administrative staff”, that breaks down to about 100 school overlords.

Any private enterprise that had two managers for every worker bee would either be: (a) illegal or (b) in business for about a week, or both.

It is imperative to soak the rich for more of their earned money to fund more of these highly efficient government programs.

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1% RULES

November 18, 2011

Contradictions abound!  Today I read that SEIU, one of the country’s most powerful unions, is providing portable toilets and some demonstrators for the Occupy D.C. encampment to keep the movement going into the winter.  The AFL-CIO,  located just a few blocks from the McPherson Square site, will allow participants to shower at their headquarters.  George Soros and his Tides Foundation and various offshoots were pumping money into the Zuccotti Park scene from day one.  According to some reports, various Soros controlled entities have been paying quite a number of participants to continue in attendance at the events.

It is not the workers shackled by the unions who are providing the amenities (not directly anyway).  It is the union bosses, members of the 1%, who are making the decisions to encourage the continuation of the demonstrations.

So a virtual Mobius strip is created whereas the 1% are organizing and funding the perpetuation of demonstrations against the 1% for the purpose of equity among the masses.  Put in more simple terms, the 1% is demonstrating against the 1% using the duped 99% by proxy to for visual effect.

The people truly behind the pandemonium are becoming proportionately wealthier because the middle class is adversely affected.  The wealthy 1% are inoculated against any negative outcomes by virtue of the fact that their complicit greed allows them abject control over our law makers and enforcement agencies.

The wealthy few are winning by using fools to do their work.  The only thing that has changed is the positive media exposure this time?

LIES AND CONTRADICTIONS

September 1, 2011

On the 8th of September 2011, President of the United States of America, Barack Hussein Obama, is scheduled to address a joint session of Congress with his plan for creating jobs for American workers.

This year will be different from last when he announced the spending of hundreds of billions of dollars to stimulate the economy with “shovel ready jobs”.  Since that speech, unemployment has dropped less than one-half of one percent according to the Department of Labor due in large to government hiring of thousands of workers.  This time will be different I’m sure!

Also during the period from 2010 to 2011, the head of the President’s Council on Jobs and Competitiveness and CEO of GE, Jeffrey Immelt, chose to move the X-ray portion of GE’s healthcare unit from Waukesha, Wisconsin to Beijing, China.  This move is only a small part of the plan for GE to invest $2 billion in China.  According to reports, GE plans to hire more than 65 engineers with complete support staff for the Chinese manufacturing base.  Apparently, the head of the President’s Council on Jobs and Competitiveness doesn’t understand that the position is to create jobs for Americans making our nation more competitive.  Then again, perhaps this is all part of the larger Obama scheme.

But wait, that’s not all.  If you act now, you will also receive NASA advanced and proprietary technology made in China by Chinese nationals under contract to GE.  Yes, you can have it all for only $19.95 plus shipping and handling because GE will be paying no (none, not any, zero) U.S. taxes on products or employment and production workers will earn less than $30 per day.

The Chinese made Virtual Reality Display System for airplane cockpits, developed through your tax contributions will now provide clear and untaxed profit for GE.

Don’t forget those fluorescent light bulbs mandated by Congress; the bulbs that require evacuation and a hazmat team to dispose of them when they break in the workplace or at home; the bulbs that are so detrimental to health and environment that OSHA and the EPA will not allow American workers on American soil to produce.  Those, too, must be made in China or other third world countries that are not concerned for worker’s health or environmental standards.  GE also makes most of those and no American taxes are collected.

Yes, the Barack Hussein Obama government and your tax dollars are subsidizing GE to take jobs off the U.S. continent.  This administration is using your tax dollars to hire Chinese workers in China to do the jobs that Americans have been doing.

Let me not just pick on one person or company now.  There’s so much more that is wrong with our current (lack of) jobs program.  The Obama Secretary of Labor, Hilda Solis, has so much respect and concern for American jobs that she recently bought a new Chevrolet Equinox for her business and pleasure jaunts about Washington, D.C.  How patriotic of her!

The only problem with that purchase is that while GM (Government Motors) professes to be an American company (controlling interest owned by the UAW and the Federal Government), the automobile purchased by Solis is made in Canada.  It is built and assembled in Canada from parts made in Canada by Canadian workers.

Again, according to reports, GM does not pay U.S. taxes on the profit because the profit does not return to the U.S. economy.  Apparently, Ms. Solis is also unaware that her position as Secretary of Labor is meant to enhance the American economy through American labor.

In summary, the Jobs Czar has taken jobs away from U. S. workers and the Secretary of Labor has purchased a major consumer item that no American labor produced.

Man, I just love the direction this country is headed!  I get a shiver up my leg (and that doesn’t happen very often) in anticipation of Sept. 8.

U.S.P.S.

August 12, 2011

Postal Service proposes cutting 120,000 jobs, pulling out of health-care plan

By , Published: August 11

SEATTLE — The financially strapped U.S. Postal Service is proposing to cut its workforce by 20 percent and to withdraw from the federal health and retirement plans because it believes it could provide benefits at a lower cost.

At least one pseudo-government agency gets it!  After floundering for years they’ve realized that they can’t continue raising rates and to do a mediocre job; that imperial benefits on top of inflated wages created an over-priced service with diminished value used by fewer and fewer people.  The Postmaster General has concluded that Obamacare will do them under for sure and they simply cannot continue spending more than they take in expecting greater subsidies from the American taxpayer to cover the difference. 

Because they cannot outsource their service to a third world country to remain viable, the U.S. Postal Service is forced to make some major cutbacks.   Hmmm, can you say “unions”?

Will the President and his administration get the picture, or did they create it?  Is this just another benchmark in their plan to destroy the nation?

OBAMA AND AUTOMATION

June 26, 2011

Anything to demean the country.

Obama said, “There are some structural issues with our economy where a lot of businesses have learned to become more efficient with a lot fewer workers.  You see it when you go to a bank and use an ATM, you don’t go to a bank teller, or you go to the airport and you’re using a kiosk instead of checking in at the gate”.

At least one article in the WSJ quotes him as saying, “Globalization and technology and automation all weaken the position of workers”, [Obama] said, and a strong government hand is needed to assure that wealth is distributed more equitably”.

He doesn’t seem to realize that ATMs and kiosks don’t just appear out of nowhere.  It’s the high cost of unions that force the jobs overseas, but they still exist.  The concentration should be in bringing the jobs back home.

How many jobs go into an ATM?

1. Engineering

2. Plant management

3. Administration and support

4. Model Making

5. Prototype development

6. Manufacturing

7. Production

8. Marketing

9. Sales

10. Delivery

11. Setup

12. Servicing

13. Repair and replacement.

On the other hand, you could have a person paid slightly more than minimum wage hand you a $20 bill.

Ignorance of business: what it takes, and what it gives to be productive and contributing to the economy seems to be his weakness.  With no understanding of anything other than corrupt politics, coercion, collusion and intimidation, how can this administration ever expect to get the country right again?  Oh, yeah, there never was intent to do that.  He stated early and often that his plan was to “fundamentally transform” the nation.

The President has since restated his position on technology to acknowledge American manufacturing as an option to growing the economy.  Perhaps he embarrassed himself with his earlier unintelligent remarks.  Nah!  It was Bush’s fault.