Monday, February 28, 2011

So, who is lying and who benefits?

Walker on 'Meet the Press'

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker says he won't cave in to union and Democratic demands that he compromise on his effort to curb employee benefit programs. He also vows he won't "kick the can down the street" when it comes to dealing with his state's fiscal woes.
Appearing Sunday on NBC's "Meet the Press" with David Gregory, Walker laid out his plan to save his state from fiscal bankruptcy while destroying several false claims about his legislation, which Senate Democrats are delaying by refusing to appear for a final vote.
Among the significant issues covered during his "Meet the Press" interview, Walker:
  • Denied he is destroying public employee unions.
His proposed law still allows public employee unions to exist and engage in collective bargaining for their wages. The state denies the unions the use of collective bargaining to seek pension and health benefits.
  • Claimed that unions are not acting in good faith.
Public employee unions have been claiming they will accept cutbacks in their benefits, but Walker says they can't be trusted and have been rushing through contracts that give their members extravagant benefit packages.
Walker told Gregory: "We [have] seen that actions speak louder than words. For us to balance the $3.6 billion deficit we have — but not only now, but to ensure we can continue to do that in the future so our kids don't inherit these same dire consequences — we've got to have assurances. And over the past two weeks, even after they made those promises, we've seen local union after local union rush to their school boards, their city councils, their technical school boards and rush through contracts in the past two weeks that had no contributions to the pension and no contribution to health care. And, in fact, in one case in Janesville, they actually were pushing through a pay increase. Actions do speak louder than words."
  • Explained that the law helps local governments curb union demands.
Walker said: "This bill precisely helps local governments, and it's effective once it passes. In fact, we're, we're facing a $3.6 billion deficit. Like nearly every other state across the country, we're going to have to cut more than a billion dollars from our schools and local governments. You know, in New York and California, where there are Democrats for governors, they're doing that. The difference here is, with this budget repair bill, we give those schools and local governments more — almost a billion and a half dollars worth of savings. So the savings they get from our budget repair bill exceed the amount."
  • Said public employee unions are making unusual demands on taxpayers.
Walker said: "In Wisconsin, a great example of that is, we have, in many of our school districts, a requirement through collective bargaining contracts that they have to buy their health insurance from a company that's owned by our state teacher's union, WA Trust. Because of that, it costs them up to $68 million more than if they could just buy it from the state employee healthcare plan. (follow the money my friends, follow the money) Those are real costs about putting real money in the classroom instead of into these collective bargaining agreements."
  • Pointed out his new plan is consistent with how the federal government handles many employees.
Walker explained: "Well, our proposal is less restrictive than the federal government is today. Under Barack Obama, he presides over a federal government where most federal employees do not have collective bargaining for, for benefits, nor for pay. So what we're asking for is something less restrictive than what the federal government has."
  • Explained why police and firemen are exempt from his new law.
Walker said: "We saw two weeks ago, when this debate first started, teachers here in Madison walked off the job for three days. Now, that was an inconvenience for a lot of parents. I know I've got two public — kids in public school. Anytime you have a disturbance like that, it's an inconvenience. But that, contrasted to the fact that even if there was one jurisdiction across the state where firefighters or police officers weren't on the job in full force, I can't afford to have a fire or crime committed where there's a gap in service. And it ultimately just boils down to public safety."
Walker concluded by telling Gregory that he stands by his statement, "This is our moment, this is our time to change the course of history."
Walker told Gregory: "It's one of those where, for year after year after year, not just the last governor, but governors before, legislatures before, have kicked the can. They've taken one-time fixes to push the budget problems off into the future. We can't do that. We're broke. Like nearly every other state across the country, we're broke. And it's about time somebody stood up and told the truth in this state and said, 'Here's our problem. Here's the solution,' and acted on it. Because, if we don't, we fail to make a commitment to the future. Our children will face even more dire consequences than what we face today." 

So, who is lying? 
Who benefits? 

M.A. thinks that if taxes payers win, that would be a much needed and refreshing change for sure.

The democracy will cease to exist
when you take away from those
who are willing to work and give to those who would not.
Thomas Jefferson

Teachers being paid to lie about being sick and attending union functions instead of tending to their jobs, responsibility and students,  school districts paying subsitute teachers to fill in and, congress members collectly their pay while refusing to show up for work...

Who do you side with?

Can you do any of this without getting fired or going broke?


Wednesday, February 23, 2011


Obama circumvents the constitution with his Obama care health bill by bypassing the representative process. He sues the State of Arizona because they want to stop illegal immigration of which the Obama administration has done nothing to enforce, Barrack has used the office to interfere with the State of WI budget negotiations and is supporting an illegal state union strike.
Now, Barrack Obama has made a stand against laws he swore and oath to uphold as the president.
Enough already, IMPEACH HIM!
The Obama administration announced Wednesday that it will no longer defend the federal law that defines marriage as a union between a man and a woman. 
Barrack Obama is an elected official, not a dictator! Who gives him the right to pick and choose the laws he wants to defend or not defend?  As the American President, he is legally bound to enforce all the laws!
The decision marks a significant about-face for the Obama Justice Department, which until now had defended the law in court despite President Obama's misgivings with the policy. (It is not a “policy, it is a LAW!) The administration's attorneys as recently as last month had filed a court motion in support of the Defense of Marriage Act, which effectively bans recognition of same-sex marriage. 
But after two new lawsuits were filed in New York and Connecticut, Obama ordered Attorney General Eric Holder not to defend the statute
Holder wrote to House Speaker John Boehner that Obama concluded the law fails to meet a rigorous standard under which courts view with suspicion any laws targeting minority groups who have suffered a history of discrimination. Now Obama is making and ruling on laws all by himself!
Gay-rights groups applauded the administration. The Human Rights Campaign called the decision a "monumental" move against a law (Mad American says…IMPEACH HIM!) that "unfairly discriminates against Americans." 
"The Obama administration's decision is a victory for civil rights, fairness, and equality for the LGBT community and all Americans," House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi said. There you have it, Nancy has spoken, perhaps she will ask to be queen in the Obama court
"The department has a longstanding practice of defending the constitutionality of duly-enacted statutes if reasonable arguments can be made in their defense. At the same time, the department in the past has declined to defend statutes despite the availability of professionally responsible arguments, in part because -- as here -- the department does not consider every such argument to be a 'reasonable' one," Holder said. "Moreover, the department has declined to defend a statute in cases, like this one, where the president has concluded that the statute is unconstitutional." What??? What did I hear? KING OBAMA has declared the law unconstitutional? What next, the house of representatives is unconstitutional also because Barrack Obama doesn’t like them? Where are we? What country is this???
Obama, who supports the repeal of the Defense of Marriage Act, has said his views are "evolving" on same-sex marriage. Currently, he is only on record in support of civil unions.

Horses under Attack in Oregon

All across the Nation animal rights activists are attacking the right to own and use livestock, dog and horses in a traditional manner. These Neo-Nazi  left wing crazies have no idea what is involved with the raising and caring of livestock and yet they are the very ones introducing legislation in this country that harm all kinds of animals!
They (the urban activists) are directly responsible for the slow, agonizing starvation of thousands of horses.
They are the reason 10s of thousands of beautiful horses are penned up in jail cells to live out their lives, un loved and un cared for until they die from the effects of old age and or injures suffered in such close confinement,  all at tax payer expense. They suffer because of laws passed by ideologue organizations with the support of feel good citizens that (misled with video clips or sound bites) lack knowledge of the reality.  These people must be stopped or made to suffer the same conditions their misguided ideas inflect on noble animals who deserve a much better life or at the very least, a useful and quick death. None of Gods animals should be forced to live angry unproductive lives.
These well intentioned but very naive city folk are trying to pass laws that have a huge impact beyond their original objective.
They purely lack the understanding and experience necessary to make informed and educated decisions. Problem is, they don’t seem to care about the impact as a whole of their agenda, they just wish to get behind a narrow minded idea that makes them feel good, like they are improving something’s life. I think this stems from the probability that they are miserable in their own life and wish that someone or something could make it better for them. As pathetic as that is, I do feel sorry for them. But in order to protect Animals, dogs and cats, cattle/horses and more, we must collectively stand up and defy their agenda!
PLEASE pay attention to your states laws and new laws as they pertain to citizens rights and animals. Government has failed to improve the lives and condition of citizens, (responsible citizens improve their own conditions and then others around them) why would we think new laws would do nothing more but cause suffering of animals?
Leave the care of and regulation of animals to those who depend on them as they do a member of their own family. There is no law that can improve on the care of any animal from owners/citizens that daily protect, care for and love them!
OCA and interested parties,
SB 613 is scheduled this week on Thursday 2-24-11 at 3:00 in Senate
Environment and Natural Resources.  This bill is on a fast track and now
includes an amendment that excludes from regulation any rodeo event
activities recognized as appropriate under Professional Rodeo Cowboys
Association rules, policies, or programs.  The amendment will not help the
smaller non-sanctioned rodeos.  The bill sponsor will not concede to
canceling the bill for a hearing.  So, we need some testimony for Thursday
from ranching and rodeo. Any phone calls or emails to the Committee members
urging them NOT to support this bill will also be very helpful. 
Comments can be sent to the Senate Environment & Natural Resources Committee
Jackie Dingfelder, Chair - 503-986-1723;
Alan Olsen, Vice-Chair - 503-986-1720; 
Mark Hass - 503-986-1714; Floyd Prozanski - 503-986-1704; Chuck Thomsen - 503-986-1726
Beth Patrino - or 503-986-1813
Feel free to call or e-mail me with comments or questions.
Jim Welsh, Lobbyist
Oregon Cattlemen's Association
541-935-1504 Hm & Bus. 
541-554-8043 Cell