Framing the Dialogue

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Update 3 – Liberal Alters – Unions

One of the typical accusations about labor union leaders is that they no longer really represent their members and pursue their own agendas…agendas that most of their members do not support even to the extreme of advocating a socialist or even communist viewpoint regarding collective bargaining.  There can be no denying that labor unions spend hundreds of millions of dollars collected from members to support Democrat candidates that push for stronger union control of labor markets.  When union members voluntarily give their pay to union bosses that is free choice.  However when workers, like myself, are force to pay a “fair share” to unions to which we do not wish to belong that should be illegal.  My earnings are taken from my pay, given to unions, and often given to the very politicians who forced me to pay the unions.  They didn’t make me join, but they take a percentage of my pay without my approval. 

Update – On Government Exemptions

It seems like only two days ago that I stated that the White House had issued over 220 Obamacare waivers.  That number was a massive understatement and the number of waivers actually top 770 as reported on the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services website

and this from the Washington Times

“How can you get your own free pass from Obamacare? Maybe you can just donate $27 million to President Obama‘s campaign efforts. That’s what Andy Stern did as president of SEIU in 2008. He has been the most frequent guest at Mr. Obama‘s White House.”

My Turn At Bat

Sorry this is not a baseball post.  Those of us living in Pittsburgh with the hapless Pirates; holders of the longest losing streak of all professional sports (17 years and counting) don’t talk about much about professional baseball.  Our president gave his first pitch at a State of the Union speech and apparently did not hit the strike zone.  I confess to not watching as I could not bear to see Ms. Pelosi popping up every 30 seconds, Obama’s use of the words “I” or “me” a gazillion times or his unusual speech pattern whistling his S’s.  The fact that he is on television every 17 hours giving a speech did not weigh in his favor either.  I played tennis on our Wii (I achieved “Pro” status during his speech).