benefits

House Democrats Vote To Deny Benefits to War Veterans

by Steve MacDonald October 2, 2013
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The party that picks winners and losers as a matter of policy now claims that it will not pick winners and losers when it comes to funding the Government.   Here’s an idea.  Why not pass a budget every year to fund the government? I guess budgets are not fair, or something.  So lacking a budget, […]

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What Can Brown Do For You?

by Steve MacDonald August 21, 2013
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It’s an old UPS tag line, What can Brown Do for You, but now it has so many meanings I’m not sure where to begin.  Maybe we’ll just go with this:  UPS is a Teamster shop, their pilots and their mechanics are all in unions.  Unions pushed hard and spent much in blood and treasure […]

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Did Mayor Gatsas Kick The Can Down The Road?

by Steve MacDonald April 15, 2013

On April 11th I swung for the fences in regard to remarks by Manchester Mayor Ted Gatsas and his desire to get some benefits concessions from the Teachers union to free up money in the budget..for education.  In the course of those remarks I pointed out how the Mayor had boasted about an agreement with […]

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Tweet of the Day – Week – Ever? on Unions Vs Right to Work?

by Steve MacDonald December 13, 2012

Fellow Grokster(ette?) Susan Olsen dropped this into our email this morning.  No, not ‘the royal ‘Our’ as in the royal ‘we,’ as in ‘We are not amused.’  I mean “Our” as in our Grok group email.  Anyway, this hits it out of the park on Michigan and Right to Work, and the Unions and Democrats […]

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I’d Like To Give A Tax Cut To Public Sector Employees

by Steve MacDonald September 13, 2011

As I understand it public sector employees pay taxes too. I’m quite sure I’ve heard that somewhere. So if they paid for their benefits and pensions right out of their paychecks, like most of the rest of us have to do. They’d automatically give themselves a tax cut.

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The (other) Picture of The Day

by Steve MacDonald April 12, 2011

New Hampshire may have a chart just like this one, so with any luck someone will be kind enough to provide it. Until then this shows us what Ohio Education Association Union Employees make compared to the other suckers who “also pay taxes.” A theme repeated in every state most likley. Data is supposed to be from the US Dept of Labor.

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The End Of The “We Pay Taxes Too” Argument?

by Steve MacDonald March 23, 2011

The only way it could ever be equal, is if we all paid the same taxes, and taxpayers paid nothing extra for benefits and retirement; you would have to fund pay all of your share of both at the same rates as the average private citizen.

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What Changed For State Workers In Wisconsin?

by Steve MacDonald March 11, 2011

If we ignore the change in national perception based on weeks of evidence that public union employees (and democrats) are selfish, angry, violent, children what actually changed when the Wisconsin legislature and Governor Walker succeeded in passing changes to collective bargaining?

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