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NYT: We’re Not Broke, Just Raise Taxes!

March 4th, 2011
From, where else, but the editorial board of the New York Times:

The Hollow Cry of ‘Broke’

Published: March 2, 2011
“We’re broke! We’re broke!” Speaker John Boehner said on Sunday. “We’re broke in this state,” Gov. Scott Walker of Wisconsin said a few days ago. “New Jersey’s broke,” Gov. Chris Christie has said repeatedly. The United States faces a “looming bankruptcy,” Charles Koch, the billionaire industrialist, wrote in The Wall Street Journal on Tuesday.
It’s all obfuscating nonsense, of course, a scare tactic employed for political ends. A country with a deficit is not necessarily any more “broke” than a family with a mortgage or a college loan.
There is Charlie Sheen crazy. There is Moammar Kaddafi crazy. And then there is the New York Times.

Carter Took Away Fed Bargaining Rights

March 4th, 2011
In 1978, Democratic President Jimmy Carter, backed by a Democratic Congress, passed the Civil Service Reform Act (CSRA). This act abolished the US Civil Service Commission and handed all federal labor disputes over to an arbitration board. It also did quite a few other things along the way.
From the federal employees news digest, the Federal Daily:

Labor-Management Relations

Title VII of the Civil Service Reform Act of 1978 (CSRA), established into law a system for federal employees to form, join, or assist any labor organization, or to refrain from any such activity, freely and without fear of penalty or reprisal

From the ‘Green’ section of AOL’s Autoblog:

GM sells just 281 Chevy Volts in February, Nissan only moves 67 Leafs

Kliphnote: I can hear it now, "Obama inherited the problem from Bush".
But will never say that (without an arm twist) Bush inherited the problem from Clinton.
With that in mind, will Obama get unemployment down to Bush's numbers?
Not in the next two years.
How many liberals that want to see taxes increase are giving back their tax return?
My guess, none!

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