Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Why Wisconsin's Unions Fought so Hard to Stay at the Trough...

And THIS from the great state of Wisconsin;

Remember the violent demonstrations over Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker’s challenging the WI teacher's unions?

The results are in.

Some school districts went from a $400,000 deficit to a $1,500,000 surplus as a result.


It seems that the insurance company that provided all the "so-called" benefits to the teachers, was an insurance company owned and operated by the teacher's union. Since they were guaranteed to get the insurance business from the teachers and the State had to pay for it, and not the teachers, they were increasing the annual costs every single year to become the most expensive insurance company in the state. Then the insurance company was donating millions and millions of dollars to their favorite democrat politicians, who when they got elected, guaranteed to keep funding the unions outrageous costs. In other words, the insurance company was a "pass through" for Wisconsin taxpayer money directly to the democrat politicians.

Nice racket, and this is the racket that is going on in every single State that allows collective bargaining. No wonder the States are taking it away. Now that the State is free to put the insurance contract out for bid, and lo and behold, they have saved so much money it has turned deficits into surplus amounts. As a result, none of the teachers had to be laid off, everyone got a raise, etc., etc., and the taxpayers of Wisconsin don't have to pay more taxes to fund the union's political ambitions.

If you weren't aware of exactly what Gov. Walker was fighting for, then that should give you an idea of the problem the Conservatives have. Very few of them knew how to properly articulate the problem.

We could sure use someone like Ronald Reagan now, someone who could explain things for people to understand, since we know that people don't like to read anymore.

SEE a supporting article in the Washington Examiner: 

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Check The MATH in Your News!....


Just saw this, this morning; “Mayor Bloomberg plans to announce a $127 million program today that changes how they interact with city government.

“More than half the funding is coming from two billionaires - the mayor himself, through his foundation, and philanthropist George Soros. They are putting up $30 million apiece.

“The remaining $67 million will come from taxpayers for what will be a program designed to break the pattern of poverty and incarceration that afflicts about 315,000 young minorities.”

SEE: http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/mike_rx_for_minorities_lvXcyBep2igcFtlS1lQ3MI

OK, the program will cost an (ESTIMATED) $127 MILLION and Soros and Bloomberg will BOTH put up $30 MILLION, which adds up to $60 MILLION.

How, exactly, is $60 MILLION “more than half” of $127 MILLION?

How about “almost half?” Or even more accurately, “Approximately 45% of the ESTIMATED cost of the program.”

Because we all know the track record of such programs coming in “On time and under budget,” don’t we?
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