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"Democrats think Walker's Achilles heel is jobs." Wisconsin is a farm state and a manufacturing state. With the federal economy the way it is, those are areas where there is no job growth. Farms are simply being increasingly mechanized because it's easier to lease a bigger tractor than pay all the employment costs associated with another employee. Manufacturing is also more mechanized and seeing very sluggish growth. Greatest job growth in the country is in areas the feds haven't been able to control yet - fracking on private property, health insurance and health care - and in government jobs. Which the government can and does direct away from red states.
Came here to suggest the same thing. If a citizen of the U.S. cannot access his legally owned property because it happens to be on federal land, how much more should mere elected officials, who only use office space at the will of the electorate, be barred from being on federal land?
Another excellent article, Star. Can someone enlighten me on a point? The impasse is about funding Obamacare and the defunding measure is in the CR, which everyone knows is nothing more than a band-aid to cover up the fact that Congress hasn't passed a budget (I'm looking at you, Harry). At the time the law was passed, CBO said it would cost less than $1trillion. Then, even before it went into effect, different circumstances and a greater understanding of the bill forced the CBO to raise that estimate to nearly $3trillion. Isn't that basis enough for Republicans to demand that the bill be re-negotiated? Why isn't the Republican Party hammering that home every single time there's a TV camera in sight? Along with the notion that Obama himself is not enforcing the law and is, in fact, circumventing the law. And apropos of nothing at all, wouldn't a refusal by the President to follow or enforce a law that has been passed by both Houses of Congress, signed into law by the President and then passed muster in the Supreme Court be what they call a "High Crime and Misdemeanor?" Just asking.
Charter schools don't have the legacy costs of older public schools Imagine, not having to pay legions of teachers who aren't teaching anymore. Here's a concept that schools, businesses, and governments alike would do well to think about. Pay your employees what they're worth. All of it. Then, when they retire or when they move on and don't work for you anymore, stop paying them. Would you continue to send money out of your food budget to a store at which you no longer shopped just because you had gone there for groceries for 20 years? I didn't think so.
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No End in Sight for Government Shutdown

Mr. Right Wrote: Oct 06, 2013 11:31 AM
You make an excellent point. Then, couple the Madrases education and training of his youth with the ideological rigidity of the left as inculcated into him by Ayers, Alinsky, et al, and you have intransigence on steroids.
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No End in Sight for Government Shutdown

Mr. Right Wrote: Oct 06, 2013 11:25 AM
If we want the government shutdown to be over PDQ, here's the formula. 1) No Senator, no Representative, none of their staff shall receive one penny of their salary during the shutdown, nor is it legal to conjure up any back pay provisions for them. 2) The President will not receive his salary, nor will any of his aids or cabinet members. The only paid staff around the President for the duration of the shutdown will be Secret Service. And yes, his butler and cook will be furloughed as well. Then he'll have a real reason to trudge on down to the fast food joints. Or Michelle could cook. Or Mother Robinson. It could be a great learning opportunity for the girls as well. Government shutdowns would be measured in nanoseconds.
This is nothing more than the UN and every third-world tin-pot dictator thumbing their collective noses at Barack Obama. They understand that he is so politically naive that he will do nothing while Iran builds nukes. They understand that Iran will do anything it can to destroy Israel and every Islamist state in the region will support and applaud while it happens simply because having an incredibly successful constitutional democracy in their midst makes all the rest of them look bad.
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Top Scientists Confirm: Humans Suck

Mr. Right Wrote: Oct 05, 2013 5:04 PM
Two things you need to know about liberals world-wide. 1. Humans are the cause of everything bad on earth. 2. The damage can only be mitigated through massive amounts of taxation on all of the wealth people in the world and especially on all of the wealthy countries. Dictators and terrorists are exempt.
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Wendy Davis Makes it Official

Mr. Right Wrote: Oct 04, 2013 10:06 AM
When she figures out that she doesn't have any chance, she'll abort her run for governor. But not until after 26 weeks. And in a dirty room with no cleanliness standards and a campaign adviser who is not adequately trained.
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Who Shut Down the Government?

Mr. Right Wrote: Oct 04, 2013 6:10 AM
If you offer someone a dinner that doesn't include dessert and the recipient refuses to eat dinner unless you include dessert, it is not your fault if the ungrateful recipient is hungry.
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