by Big Dog on Oct 18, 2011 at 12:15 Political
Whenever progressives discuss the need for stimulus money to further expand upon their bad economic plans they inevitably discuss the impact on the salaries of firefighters, police officers and teachers. They scream to pass the bill because we need to ensure we keep paying these groups of people.
Keep in mind that the bill that allegedly creates jobs is being justified by pointing out that it will pay to continue jobs that are already held by people.
Progressives always point out public safety employees and teachers when they want to pass something and there are two basic reasons for this. The first is that it plays on the fears of people. What happens if we lose firefighters, police officers and teachers? We will not be safe and our kids will not get educated (as if they are right now).
The second reason is based on the first. Once there is fear about losing people in these occupations it is easier to get support for massive spending.
The reality is that the progressives want to pay off public union employees for their support of Democrats. Firefighters, police officers and teachers belong to unions that overwhelmingly support Democrats. The money going to them is part of a huge money laundering operation where government spends billions of dollars that go to public sector unions and then public sector unions send loads of money back to Democrat politicians.
The only people who get screwed are the taxpayers because our money is being laundered through the unions to support Democrats and we have no say in the process.
The federal government does not belong in the business of paying the people in these professions. Firefighters, police officers and teachers work for state or local governments. There are federal employees in these professions and the federal government deals with their pay but for the most part people in these professions belong to a state or local government.
The state or local government hires these folks based upon the needs of that particular entity and it is up to the state or local government to pay these people. If they cannot afford to pay them then they need to reduce the size of the police or fire departments and they need to reduce the number of teachers in the schools. If they want to continue with the numbers they have then they must raise revenue at the state or local level. Let the state and local politicians raise taxes and other revenue and let them deal with the voters at that level.
The federal government does not belong in the business of the states and people who pay federal taxes should not be paying the salaries of state and local firefighters, police officers and teachers.
It is a responsibility that is not part of the powers enumerated for Congress under the US Constitution.
That won’t stop politicians from using our tax dollars to pay for these things (look at Stimulus I) and it won’t stop them from using these job titles as justification for a bill they claim will create jobs.
It is our responsibility to tell these politicians NO to any new Stimulus and it is up to us to tell them they are working outside the limits of their authority.
They want to intimidate you with tough words:
‘The message to the American people and to Congress will be clear,” said principal deputy spokesman Josh Earnest. “Pass the bill this week to protect the job of a North Carolina teacher, or come down here, look her in the eye….” USA Today
But we need to be equally tough. So, if there are any politicians who can’t do what this person says call me and let me know. I will be happy to go to North Carolina (or any other state) and look a teacher (or other public sector employee) in the eye and tell them exactly why they don’t get the money.
Or, you could just send them a copy of this post.
Time to get this under control and put little Barry and his gang of misfit progressives out to pasture…
Never surrender, never submit.
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