Say you are a union representing public employees that have jobs with excellent benefits in one of the states hit hardest by the recession…what do you do? Well of course you ask for a retroactive raise for the current fiscal year and a raise for the coming year. You think that’s nuts? Look at what else the union wants:
- $15,000 a year for teachers’ health, dental and vision insurance costs, rather than requiring teachers to participate in the district’s plan
- Free after-school child care at the district’s schools
- Reimbursement for teachers who spend their own money on classroom supplies
- Eliminating contractual requirement for teachers to attend back-to-school night
- Up to two hours with pay for registered teachers to vote in election
Aside from #3 I cannot fathom a crazier set of demands in the context of the current economic environment. I think this union is about to get a reality check.
In another tone deaf moment in Florida, the City of Clearwater thought they would save some money by eliminating some flags from City properties…and then thought again. It’s funny that a City that spends $20M on its Parks & Rec Department really thought it would be prudent to dump flags…how about getting rid of the department, save $20M, and let Public Works take care of the flags?
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Tagged broward school board, City Manager Bill Horne, clearwater, entitlement mentality, flags, George Cretekos, James Notter, Mayor Frank Hibbard, Pat Santeramo, teachers, union
Who is it that will ultimately sink Barack’s vision quest? Bill Ayers? Jeremiah Wright? No…it will ultimately be his bitter and angry wife. The more the country sees of this entitled and angry woman the less they will like her and it will stick to BO. Hitchens makes the case that it is Michelle that probably kept BO in Wright’s pews for all those years. Watch the video and read the article and try to figure out why this lady is so damn angry.
It seems Mr. Hope thinks the electorate is bitter. While I think Barack need only roll over in bed in the morning to find true bitterness I do believe his comments are illuminating viz-a-viz his focus on government as the answer to all that ails us. Recall that the Obamas are here to heal our soul!
Where is the role of personal responsibility in the world of Obama? It might be time to do some reading to understand where we would be headed under this new Messiah.
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Tagged angry, barack obama, Bitter, communism, das kapital, entitlement mentality, heal our soul, Jesus Christ, karl marx, marxism, Messiah, Michelle Obama, race relations