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23 Feb 11 An old story but one “teacher’s unions” dont teach

Great lesson!

A young woman was about to finish her first year of college.
Like so many others her age, she considered herself to be a very Liberal Democrat,
and among other liberal ideals, was very much in Favor of higher taxes to support
more government programs, in other Words; redistribution of wealth.

She was deeply ashamed that her father was a rather staunch conservative Republican,
a feeling she openly expressed. Based on the Lectures that she had participated in, and
the occasional chat with a professor, she felt that her father had for years harbored an
evil, selfish desire to keep what he thought should be his.

One day she was challenging her father on his opposition to Higher taxes on the rich and
the need for more government programs.

The self-professed objectivity proclaimed by her professors had to Be the truth and she
indicated so to her father. He responded by Asking how she was doing in school.

Taken aback, she answered rather haughtily that she had a 4.0 GPA, and let him know
that it was tough to maintain, insisting that She was taking a very difficult course load
and was constantly studying, which left her no time to go out and party like other people
she knew. She didn’t even have time for a boyfriend, and didn’t really have many college
friends, because she spent all her time studying.

Her father listened and then asked , “How is your friend Audrey doing?” She replied,
“Audrey is barely getting by. All she takes are easy classes, she never studies, and she
barely has a 2.0 GPA. She Is so popular on campus; college for her is a blast.
She’s always invited to all the parties and lots of times she doesn’t even show up
for classes because she’s too hung over.”

Her wise father asked his daughter, “Why don’t you go to the Dean’s office and ask
him to deduct 1.0 off your GPA and give it to your friend who only has a 2.0.
That way you will both have a 3.0 GPA, and certainly that would be a fair and equal
distribution of GPA.” The daughter, visibly shocked by her father’s suggestion, angrily
fired back, “That’s a crazy idea, how would that be fair! I’ve worked really hard for my
grades! I’ve invested a lot of time, and a lot of hard work! Audrey has done next to
nothing toward her degree. She played while I worked my tail off!”

The father slowly smiled, winked and said gently, “Welcome to The Republican party.”
If anyone has a better explanation of the difference between Republican and
Democrat I’m all ears.
If you ever wondered what side of the fence you sit on, this is a great test!

If a conservative doesn’t like guns, he doesn’t buy one.
If a liberal Democrat doesn’t like guns, he wants all guns outlawed.

If a conservative is a vegetarian, he doesn’t eat meat.
If a liberal Democrat is a vegetarian, he wants all meat products banned for everyone.

If a conservative is homosexual, he quietly leads his life.
If a liberal Democrat is homosexual, he demands legislated respect.

If a conservative is down-and-out, he thinks about how to better his situation.
A liberal Democrat wonders who is going to take care of him.

If a conservative doesn’t like a talk show host, he switches channels.
If a liberal Democrat doesn’t like a talk show host he demands the show be shut down.

If a conservative is a non-believer, he doesn’t go to church.
A liberal Democrat non-believer wants any mention of God and religion silenced.

If a conservative reads this, he’ll forward it so his friends can have a good laugh
when they see the truth in print.

A liberal Democrat will delete it because he’s “offended”.

Well, I forwarded it to you.

“I must go to work. There are people on welfare counting on me”!

22 Feb 11 Its contracts, stupid

To coin a phrase the of the great blue dress stainer himself

Its Contracts Stupid..

Why has everyone in the media missed a simple point? All the hub-bub has been about UNIONS, but that’s just 1/2 the issue

The real issue is CONTRACTS. Yes, that’s right… The free and fair ability for a GOV to request goods and services be provided based on a negotiated contract.  And to expect those contracts to be COMPETITIVE.   To expect them to at some point END and be renegotiated with again a chance to get the BEST product for the BEST price.

Does the other side of “UNION issues” get any rights there? The answer is NO. At best the states can have a nice discussion about what the OTHER side of a contract wants this year and look forward for how they will be screwed next year.  What a BARGAIN!

But the real question is “Who wins each year?”  Its NOT the teachers.. Check any REAL contract situation and you will see its for MULTIPLE years, not just one.  Hum.. Why are Union contracts for just one day?  Because the UNION leaders WANT it that way.  They want to “go back to the table” for their product.  They want to be wanted.  Teachers are pretty dumb when you think about how they let others control them via “collective bargining” – -Isn’t it really “collective indentured servants?  Not indentured to the STATE but to the UNION.

Its been said 1/2 the people in a room are BELOW average.  The top 50% of teachers have to DRAG the worst of the worst along with them.  What a (collective) bargain for the brightest teachers.

What’s really shocking to me is that if Teacher’s unions were HALLIBURTON the LIBS would be CRAZY about it.  WHAT an EVIL corporation able to get a NO BID, NO COMPETE contract?? THAT’S JUST EVIL (Unless its a union)

Imagine.

Halliburton has a contract and its for 1 year.
Next year Halliburton says, you have NO other OPTIONS no RIGHT to find other options and you MUST take our deal.  WE WANT MORE

The gov can only say “Thank you May I have another?”   That’s what Unions do for America today.

Its been said that “Any COMPANY that gets a union deserves a union” — the next statement is “Any company that HAS a union DESERVES to go out of business.   Unions WERE great, now they are the Stay Puff Marshmallow destructors of the universe and the streams are crossing.

Gov can’t go out of business. Wait maybe they can… It sure seems like MOST of our STATES are close.