The Mayan 2012 prophecy came true for labor bosses Tuesday night. Rick Snyder, the governor of a state known for its powerful industrial trade unions, signed right-to-work legislation into law. Frustrate a racket at the risk of inflaming the racketeers. Protestors at the state capitol punched a Fox News personality in the face and slashed an Americans for Prosperity tent with knives. Surly the union bosses preaching doomsday misinterpreted the eschatological signs. The endtimes weren't in the state capital of Lansing, where a businessman politician affixed his signature to legislation inviting business back into Michigan, but, as my article at FrontPageMag outlines, in postapocalyptic Detroit.
Remember those bad old days when the economy grew at 8% annually, tax rates on upper income earners ranged from 50-90%, wages rose commensurate to productivity gains, and unionized workers made up 35% of the US workforce? Thank God we haven't taken our country back from the Kenyan Muslim Socialist Bankster in Chief back to the bad old economic days of Eisenhower. I like economies with generous corporate welfare and privatized public services, ones that have a CEO to worker pay ratio of 500 to 1, chronic under and unemployment, and a health care system that can hold sick children hostage while their parents bankrupt themselves trying to save their sons or daughters. God bless America!
But I digress. By all means, go back to your union bashing, all ye peasants, peons, and pissants. Horizontal hostility is fun, and much safer for health and ego. Better to grind the bug under your boot than to scrape at the heels of your betters.
Never forget, even Babbling Brooks the Blubberer, elite scribe and dutiful servant of the meritocracy, admits that white Republicans are the largest recipients of entitlements and taxpayer dollars.
"The people who receive the disproportionate share of government spending are not big-government lovers. They are Republicans. They are senior citizens. They are white men with high school degrees. As Bill Galston of the Brookings Institution has noted, the people who have benefited from the entitlements explosion are middle-class workers, more so than the dependent poor." -David Brooks, "Thurston Howell Romney"
Funny. Without the Thurston Howell Romneys, this country disintegrates. You'll see.
That darn mainstream media just can't report the truth. Pandering to right wing nut jobs for money... Even the NY Times and WSJ