Not a good sign.
Here’s the major reason why.
The United States Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) announced on March 12th that the total cost of employing a state or local government worker is 45% more than an equivalent worker in the private sector.
For the month of December 2013, employers in private industry spent an average of $29.63 per employee hour worked, but the equivalent cost for a government worker averaged $42.89 per hour. Not only do government employees average 33% higher pay than those in the private sector, their pension and retirement benefit costs are now an incredible 254% higher also.
Picking which companies get incentives and which ones don’t amounts to fascism. http://knoxblogs.com/humphreyhill/2014/02/10/republicans-threaten-end-vw-incentives-workers-vote-union-chattanooga/
Businesses should be treated equally under the law. But in today’s society, get konnected with Big G and you can make a pile of money.
1% cut? Oh my gosh… the sky will now fall.
Meanwhile, the corporate hacks in Congress made sure to keep us poisoned and pacified with plenty of fluoride.
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The Kronies are in action…Mandating, Tarrify-ing, Inflating, and Boondoggling their way to profits powered by their special konnection to the G-Force. Watch Big-G and his team stomp out competition!
Another lie the government keeps spewing.
Does anyone remember Clinton making this statement? So what happened? Rick Santorum ought to be embarrassed about claiming that he reformed welfare, when the era of big food stamps is here. If that’s welfare reform, I’d hate to see what Rick Santorum and his supporting Republicans call welfare expansion. The individual mandate was proposed by the Heritage Foundation, originally in response to Hillarycare, and backed by Newt Romney. Thanks Republicans!
As I have said several times before, Republicans continue being the party that tinkers around the edges of the progressives. Limited government conservatism died a lot time ago. Republicans need to stop laboring under the delusion that Ronald Reagan was a good President who lead under small government, that Newt Gingrich and the Republicans balanced the budget, the Rick Santorum reformed welfare, that Republican State lawmakers shrunk spending and that the all Republican Commission stood for sound fiscal policies.
What we need is very very very limited government, or perhaps even no compelled government, not just “less” government. Less in a few areas while expanding others won’t cut it. Republicans need to quit being the Party that wants to “reform” what the progressives did with some Republican support. Democrats need to quit pretending they don’t support American fascist imperialism. Americans should be fed up with the big government two party uni-system plaguing our society.
“Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it,” declared philosopher George Santayana. The U.S. “health care cost crisis” didn’t start until 1965. The government increased demand with the passage of Medicare and Medicaid while restricting the supply of doctors and hospitals. Health care prices responded at twice the rate of inflation (Figure 1). Now, the U.S. is repeating the same mistakes with the unveiling of Obamacare (a.k.a. “Medicare and Medicaid for the middle class”).