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Mitt Romney — Man of Constancy — or Flim Flam?

Posted in Government and Politics by TeeJaw on Thursday, January 5, 2012, 8: 25 AM

These two videos are each under 1 minute.

On releasing his tax returns, yes.

On Whether he is a conservative, not so much.

He says he’s conservative when he thinks that’s what you’d like to hear, then says he’s a progressive if you might like that, or a moderate if he thinks that’s what you want.  Why doesn’t he just come clean and say he’s a RINO, and that he will sell you out no matter whether you are a conservative, a progressive, a moderate, and independent, or just about any other political persuasion ever thought of.  Well, he won’t say that but we already know that anyway.

He’s running for the nomination from the wrong party.  He’d really be more comfortable in the Democrat party but I guess that slot was already taken.

The first video was made by the Democrat National Committee and Democrats don’t have a tradition of releasing their tax returns.  Clinton never released his, not even as president, and the DNC never thought he was hiding anything.  Well, maybe they did but they weren’t going to say so because they didn’t care if he was.


The Unstoppable Next Wave Of Human Civilization — The End of the Beginning — Why The Public Sector Unions Ultimately Will Lose

Posted in Culture by TeeJaw on Sunday, March 6, 2011, 10: 32 AM

If you love the history of culture, ideas and their political implementation you will benefit from spending 9 minutes with this video.

Margaret Thatcher said that liberals eventually run out of other people’s money. That is increasingly true and will soon be the new reality. It will change the present nature of government away from a centralized, vertically structured, top-down Federal government, a structure at odds with the founders vision, which occurred during the “robber baron” age after the Civil War, and was reinforced by the Progressive Movement of 1890-1920. The unstoppable direction that is emerging in the digital age is a decentralized, horizontally structured, bottom-up government that will destroy the accumulated power of crony capitalists, plutocratic bureaucrats, and public sector unions. The digital age is ushering in a profound change that could restore the freedom and inventiveness that was once the hallmark of America. It will upend the present paradigm of America divided into those who produce wealth and those on the receiving end. The latter have become the true robber barons and for them we may hope, it is the end of the beginning.

Michael Barone says:

Voters are beginning to realize, thanks to governors like Chris Christie of New Jersey and Scott Walker of Wisconsin, that public sector unions have negotiated unsustainable levels of pensions and benefits — and that public sector unions are a mechanism for involuntary transfers of money from taxpayers to the Democratic Party.

…public sector unions, with their bought-and-paid-for politicians, have produced public sector work forces that are unresponsive, unaccountable and impossibly expensive.

On the current battles in Wisconsin and other states, John Hinderaker says:

…while the results of these battles are in doubt, I wonder whether the war is not, in essence, over. The reality is that we, the taxpayers, can’t afford public sector unions. And the unions and their members have nowhere else to go–no one else to sell themselves to, except us. So I think they are doomed.

Hinderaker also says he doesn’t blame the unions for trying to keep their special privileges. To me that’s a little like saying you don’t blame a stick-up man for trying to keep the loot he just took by force.

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