Sunday, November 13, 2011

Ohio election shows power of government to vote itself money

COMMENTARY: Ohio election shows power of government to vote itself money
Every Ohio household should write a check for $76,000 today just to pay unfunded pension benefits for government workers betrayed by politicians and union bosses who made them promises taxpayers now must keep.

We’re No. 2! Ala. default tops O.C. bankruptcy

We’re No. 2! Ala. default tops O.C. bankruptcy - OC Watchdog : The Orange County Register
Leaders of Alabama’s most populous county have filed an estimated $4.1 billion bankruptcy, the largest for a municipality in U.S. history.

It's starting......

Jeremy Minnier: 18-year-old Wins Iowa Mayoral Race

Jeremy Minnier: 18-year-old Wins Iowa Mayoral Race
"the senior at Hampton Dumont High School was elected mayor of Aredale (AHR'-dayl) on Tuesday with 24 write-in votes. Incumbent Mayor Virgil Homer received eight votes."

Another "off year" election result?

EyeOnMuskegon 11-13-2011

ITPP Tea Party Legislative Scorecard for Michigan - Michigan Votes

ITPP Tea Party Legislative Scorecard for Michigan - Michigan Votes
ITPP Tea Party Legislative Scorecard for Michigan
A public service of the Independent Tea Party Patriots (www.itpp.us)
The Tea Party Scorecard only includes votes on tea party issues.
Unanimous and party-line votes are largely excluded to highlight the differences between members of the same party rather than differences between the parties.
"Messy" bills with complex, competing content were also excluded as no clear "correct" vote could be assigned.

Hansen 48%
Hughes 73%
Hovey-Wright 12%

Checking the Numbers on Michigan's Auto Jobs

Checking the Numbers on Michigan's Auto Jobs [Michigan Capitol Confidential]
But just 1,000 of those 65,300 jobs were from the “transportation equipment” sector, which includes the state’s core blue collar jobs that are tied to the auto industry.


Union power to protect your job?

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