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Tuesday, September 06, 2011

Whatever Gets The Message Out

A Perfect Speech

Well, perfect if this were 1967.  And unions still had clout.  Unfortunately, or fortunately, it ain't and they don't.

Some empty bluster to get you going this morning:
Hoffa Threatens GOP At Obama Event: "Take These Son Of Bitches Out"
Real Clear Politics

Teamsters President Jimmy Hoffa had some profane, combative words for Republicans while warming up the crowd for President Obama in Detroit, Michigan on Monday.

"We got to keep an eye on the battle that we face: The war on workers. And you see it everywhere, it is the Tea Party. And you know, there is only one way to beat and win that war. The one thing about working people is we like a good fight. And you know what? They've got a war, they got a war with us and there's only going to be one winner. It's going to be the workers of Michigan, and America. We're going to win that war," Jimmy Hoffa said to a heavily union crowd.

"President Obama, this is your army. We are ready to march. Let's take these son of bitches out and give America back to an America where we belong," Hoffa added. [link]
Unless the Tea Party was taken over by the Chinese after I went to bed last night, this Hoffa character is sadly mistaken as to who his enemy is (which pretty much sums up the focus and direction of America's labor movement over the last half century).  I dare say, what with union ranks continuing to be decimated by layoffs and plant closures, there are now more Tea Partiers in this country than there are union members.  In fact, half the ranks of the Tea Party consist of present and former union members looking for work, knowing that Washington sure as hell isn't going to get them a job.

But let Hoffa bloviate.  It makes for great show.

As long as he's not serious about his call to arms.

Then he'd have a problem on his hands.

We're a kindly bunch, but you really don't want to provoke us, tough guy.

When Stupid People Run This Country

I am so glad the mainstream press gives this nitwit lots of air time. From "Rep. Maxine Waters Calls For A Trillion-Dollar Jobs Program":

"I’m talking about a jobs program of a trillion dollars or more. We’ve got to put Americans to work. That’s the only way to revitalize this economy. When people work they earn money, they spend that money, and that’s what gets the economy up and going."

Let it be understood, her interest isn't really in the "jobs" but in the opportunity for those with jobs to spend their paychecks and, in doing so, revitalize the economy.

Which has a certain economic soundness to it. That's what stimulus is all about.

But I have a few questions for the genius from South L.A.:

If Americans' spending money in the marketplace is a good thing, and if creating conditions such that more Americans are able to spend more of their money on goods and services - an action that will, according to Ms. Waters, get our economy back on track - is her goal, why not give every American a big fat tax cut? Why not let them keep their money so that they can spend it? And in doing so, revitalize our struggling economy? Why seize dollars from the people and give a portion of them back to the people to spend?

You want the American people to be given the opportunity to get the economy going?   Give them that opportunity.  Quit robbing them of their daily bread.

But ... but ... but ...

Stuck On Stupid

What do you do when you have the most restrictive gun control laws on the planet and your streets are overrun with gun-toting, lawbreaking thugs?  Call for even more restrictions that'll be ignored by the lawless or arm the law-abiding?

We're talking New York City.  Where 47 people were shot last weekend.

And where there's a mayor who's oblivious to the fact that he can write laws until the end of time and they too will be ignored.  Thus, Mayor Bloomberg:
At the Christian Cultural Center in Brooklyn Sunday morning, Mayor Bloomberg spoke out against the incidents over the weekend, which at that point was at 25.

"There are just too many guns on the streets and we have to do something about it," he said, and urged for more federal control and stricter gun control laws across the country.
Sad.  So sad.