Saturday, January 28, 2012

Libs can't handle the truth

Prepare yourself for more months of libs complaining about "drastic cuts" to public schools.
Gov. Rick Scott already has proposed an extra $1 billion for the schools but gets no thanks. Instead they rail against him for not giving more.
"More" is the only answer you will get if you ask a lib how much money it would take to get the schools to do what they are supposed to do.
As for cuts.
In Jacksonville, the School Board says on its own Web site that it has cut $150 million from its budget in the last four years.
The problem is that it has spent more money every year for the past 10 years.
But put that aside. If it had cut $150 million it would be from more than $4.5 billion it spent during that time.
That would be a drastic 3 percent.
Oh, the horror.
Any organization with capable accountants that couldn't take a 3 percent nick in its budget without breaking a sweat is not one you would want to invest your money in.
But the libs will continue with their dishonest claims. Facts do not faze them in the least.

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Compromise and all that crap

The only group that even approaches libs in self-adulation is the "moderates."
They are far superior to those on the left or right, they tell themselves and everyone else, because they listen and choose on the basis of what is best for everyone.
Balderdash. Moderates should be called "confused."
Are you in favor of big government one day and individual freedom the next? Tax increases one day and tax relief the next?
Congratulations, you are a moderate.
One of their conceits is that Congress should "compromise" and get things done.
Let me ask a question.
If two people are in a car and one wants to go forward and the other wants to go backward, what is the compromise?
If America is going to move forward, it needs to elect conservatives and get the country back on track. Moderates who want "compromise" should vote for conservatives. They have differences but they can resolve them.
The sooner libs are defeated, the sooner we can get going.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Why we work

Straightening out the confusion libs cause in the world is a dirty job but someone has to do it.
Currently, libs are all up in arms because the Legislature is trying to save the taxpayers some money. Nothing makes libs madder.
Because so many career criminals are locked up, crime is declining and not as many prison guards are needed. So the state is planning to eliminate some, while privatizing prisons. Private prisons don't engage in featherbedding, as union-run public prisons do.
The guards believe they are entitled to jobs on the taxpayers dime whether the work is needed or not. Libs, of course, agree.
What is a job?
A job is a mutual agreement between two people, with or without a written contract.
The employee agrees to do a certain amount of work of a certain kind.
The employer agrees to provide a certain level of compensation.
This is the important element, which libs are unable, or refuse, to understand.
Neither agrees to lifetime employment.
The employer may eliminate the job if conditions change and the worker is no longer needed.
The employee also may terminate the agreement and walk off the job at anytime, whether it is because he has found a better paying job, or better working conditions, or he doesn't like his boss's looks.
Libs believe only the employer has an obligation. It doesn't matter to them that he might have accepted inefficient work while the new employee is learning the ropes, or spent money on job training, or that he is facing a production deadline and needs every hand.
Because most employers are in a competitive environment, they offer good wages and working conditions and few are forced to hire union workers in a right to work state such as Florida.
Thus, unionism, which is a basic tenet of communism, flourishes only in the public sector. It should be prohibited in the public sector because there is an inherent conflict. Employees can gang up and fire their employers.So, they are overpaid and pampered at everyone else's expense.
Libs excuse this by saying they must prevent "cronyism" in the public sector. But the system doesn't prevent it, it encourages it. Witness the Chicago mob that has taken over the federal government.
Competition is a necessary agreement in the private sector and public sector. Libs insist it is devastating to the public sector, which is patent nonsense, especially the claim that it harms education. Research has shown it helps the public schools.
One of the most sensible statements I've ever heard coming from the lips of a bureaucrat was uttered several years ago by a school superintendent in Jacksonville, on the subject of vouchers.
"If we do our job, we don't have to worry about vouchers," he said.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

More media malfeasance

This is something liberals don't want you to know.
If they wanted you to know it, the liberal media would mention it when they write the sob stories about the suffering public schools, or the thundering editorials demanding more "investment" in education.
I don't read the local papers, but I'm pretty sure that in hundreds of stories along those lines they never once have told you the fiscal reality.
Facts are to liberals as a cross is to a vampire.
They prefer to play on your emotions, and hope you don't find any facts on your own.
They could, of course, claim that the increased spending is the reason for improved education.
That would leave them in the position of having to explain why they have been decrying "cuts," but they are a nimble bunch.
More awkward would be explaining why 30 years of increased spending produced no improvement until true education reforms were put into place.