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In a recent Executive Order signed by Gov. Walker, Executive Order 18, what should be seen as progress and an end to unfair discrimination has instead been turned around by the AFL-CIO as a slam against workers again, specifically against young workers, an end to apprentice jobs.

Walker Slams Door on Young Workers, Ends Apprentice Jobs

Walker quietly issued an executive order this month suspending rules that require contractors on state projects to employ workers under the state apprenticeship program.

Walker’s executive order, his 18th, was not distributed as a press release, unlike the prior 17, each of which can still be read on the “Media Center” section of the governor’s website.

Under the apprenticeship program contractors provide on-the-job training in a skilled trade to apprentices and also pay them wages as they attend classes at a technical college or other institution. It is overseen by the state Department of Workforce Development, and carried out at the local level by the state’s 94 local trade committees, boards staffed by local employer and employee representatives.

Like apprenticeship programs around the country, Wisconsin’s is a pathway to good, skilled middle-class jobs for young workers. State Rep. Barbara Toles (D) says suspending the rules will:

negatively impact people’s ability to gain access to apprenticeships, especially minorities and women.

In actuality what Gov. Walker did was to rescind EO 108 which requires that companies that bid on govn’t jobs have apprenticeship programs.  While apprenticeship programs are all well and good, this discriminates against companies with do not have these programs, which may offer more specialized services and which may be able to bid lower on the projects.

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Technorati Tags: AFL-CIO, Executive Order 18, lies, unions, Wiscinsin

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I Vote Democrat Because….

I voted Democrat because I believe oil companies’ profits of 4% on a gallon of gas are obscene but the government taxing the same gallon of gas at 15% isn’t.

I voted Democrat because I believe the government will do a better job of spending the money I earn than I would.

I voted Democrat because Freedom of Speech is fine, as long as nobody is offended by it.

I voted Democrat because I’m way too irresponsible to own a gun, and I know that my local police are all I need to protect me from murderers and thieves.

I voted Democrat because I believe that people who can’t tell us if it will rain on Friday can tell us that the polar ice caps will melt away in ten years if I don’t start driving a Prius.

I voted Democrat because I’m not concerned about the slaughter of millions of babies through abortion so long as we keep all death row inmates alive.

I voted Democrat because I think illegal aliens have a right to free health care, education, and Social Security benefits.

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Technorati Tags: Democrat, government control, Gun Control, Illegal Aliens, Liberal, taxes, vote

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With this Change, There is No Hope

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Obama wants a “path to citizenship” for all law abiding illegals.

First and foremost one has to chuckle at the absurdity of this statement. How can one possibly be a law abiding illegal immigrant? Doesn’t the President realize that there IS a path to citizenship that already exists??? If this comes to pass, tell me where is the incentive for anyone, from anywhere to migrate here legally??

Yet again Barak INSANE Obama is rewarding bad behavior.

Mr Hussien Obama should pay more attention to what our government is supposed to do vs. what he “feels” we should do. By this, I mean our government is supposed to protect our sovereignty NOT mandate that our middle school children preform 50 hours per year of community service and our high schoolers’ mandated to preform 100 hours per year of community service.

Note: This bill, being called Generations Invigorating Volunteerism and Education Act, passed the house yesterday.

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Technorati Tags: Generations Invigorating Volunteerism and Education Act, illegals, law abiding illegals, Obama, path to citizenship

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651,000 Jobs Cut in FEB — Reid, Pelosi, Obama  &  Chamber of Commerce Insist on Importing More Foreign Workers

By Roy Beck

Another month has passed. Another half-million (or more) jobs have been lost. And our federal leaders continue to do nothing about auto-pilot programs that are flooding our country with foreign workers.

Nothing has changed since last year when 138,000 new foreign workers were added to the U.S. each month on average.

Here are the latest government facts that can’t seem to soften the hardened hearts of our leaders . . . .

  • The official unemployment rate has soared to 8.1% (highest since 1983)
  • U.S. employers cut 651,000 jobs in February -That is on top of 655,000 jobs lost in January and 681,000 jobs cut in December.
  • 4.4 million — Total jobs eliminated since the recession began in December of 2007.

The number of Americans reeling from the bad job market is staggering:

  • 12.5 million Americans are actively looking for a job and cannot find even part-time employment.
  • Another 8.6 million Americans want a full-time job and have been forced to work part-time.

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Technorati Tags: Foreign workers, Government, illegal immigrants, Job cuts, Jobs, Obama, Unemployment

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Could it really happen? Is this just “shock” video? Is America scared? There’s no doubt about that!

Technorati Tags: Predictions, Rebellion, Revolution, The Bubba Effect

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BalancingI’m one of those people who has always tried to avoid anything that smacks of politics because I don’t agree with either side enough to call myself one or the other.  It depends on the issue for me.

When it comes to the Republicans, to me it seems as if they don’t seem to really give a damn about your average American, they’re in it for the big guys and big bucks.  Handling out tax breaks to the ones who need it the least.

When it comes to the Democrats, it looks like they don’t really care about the average American either, they want to save the poor, the indigent, the illegals.  They want to hand out tax money, my hard earned money to people who sit on their asses with their hands out whining “feel sorry for me.”

Sure, there are some people who truly need help and that’s different but to continue to hand out money to able-bodied people who can work but who find it easier to play the government game, no, sorry, stop being damn leeches on society!

With all this money that the current administration is handing out in an effort to stimulate the economy, luckily Obama is demanding some accounting for where it’s going and what it’s being spent on.  How well that is actually going to work out only time will tell.  We can only hope we won’t see the same kind of abuses the banking system and Wall Street has been able to get away with since Bush just handed them billions and let them do with it whatever they wanted.  Yeah, love those trips and bonuses, they sure earned that as the companies deteriorated and continue to deteriorate.

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Technorati Tags: Conservative, Democrat, government commentary, Liberal, Republican, Social Commentary, social program

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Made in China

Are we Americans as dumb as we appear – or – is it that we just do not think?

Made in China

Made in China

While the Chinese, knowingly and intentionally, export inferior and even toxic products and dangerous toys and goods to be sold in American markets, the media wrings its hands and criticizes the government for perceived errors.

Yet 70% of Americans believe that the trading privileges afforded to the Chinese should be suspended.

Well, duh…why do you need the government to suspend trading privileges?

SIMPLY DO IT YOURSELF, AMERICA !!

Simply look on the bottom of every product you buy, and if it says ‘Made in China’ or ‘PRC’ (and that now includes Hong Kong ), simply choose another product, or none at all. You will be amazed at how dependent you are on Chinese products, and you will be equally amazed at what you can do with out. Who needs plastic eggs to celebrate Easter?

If you must have eggs, use real ones and benefit some American farmer. Easter is just an example, the point is.. do not wait for the government to act.

Just go ahead and assume control on your own.

Think about this, if 200 million Americans refuse to buy just $20 each of Chinese goods, that’s a billion dollar trade imbalance resolved in our favor…fast!!

The downside? Some American businesses will feel a temporary pinch from having foreign stockpiles of inventory.  Waaahhhhhhhhhh

The Solution?

START NOW – Make a commitment to BUY AMERICAN!  American goods equals American jobs.

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Technorati Tags: American products, Buy American, China, illegal immigrants, Support America

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Now I have to tell you, this has been one of my pet peeves for about forever – the abuse of the welfare system and social programs by lazy, do-nothing, pop-out-more-babies, sit-on-your-ass, drugging, drinking wastes of human life!

Welfare and many of the social programs out there should be used only as a stepping stone, a way to get through a tough time, to get back on your feet, but how many people turn them into a lifestyle, sucking on the government tit and being supported by us, the American taxpayer, while they do nothing, forever?

I am sick to death of hearing people whine that they can’t do anything, that they have no skills but they sure seem to know how to get through the red tape to get those government checks so they can continue to sit on their lazy asses.  People who receive disability but pop out baby after baby so they can get more government benefits, benefits on top of benefits. People who have learned how to work the system to squeeze out every red cent.

I admit, I am short on sympathy and long on cynicism.  Take a look around, be sure to open your eyes, and you’ll see it too.

And the government complains about the debt and raises our taxes!

It’s time for a reform, past time for a reform!

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Technorati Tags: Disability, Pet peeve, Social welfare provision, Unemployment, welfare, welfare recipients

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A parking lot

I have a different approach to bailing out the American auto makers. While Obama’s administration is busy throwing good money after bad, the big three are still laying off folks and those that are lucky enough to retain employment are hard at work making vehicles that no one can afford to buy, therefore they will sit in the parking lots of auto dealers who will dust them off weekly.

I propose rather than throwing billions at the big three auto makers, the Obama administration issues vouchers to each American family. Limit one per family.

This would be beneficial in a multitude of ways.  First and foremost, the vehicles being made would not sit in a dealership parking lot they would be “sold” to the American public and dealerships would be reimbursed by Uncle Sam once presented for payment.

It would also be beneficial in that many energy inefficient autos would be off of the roads, replaced by fuel efficient, green vehicles.

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Technorati Tags: America, auto industry, Automobile, bailout, Buy American, Economic, Protectionism

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I have a better stimulus package than the one Obama is implementing. Instead of spending close to 800 billion dollars, dollars we don’t have mind you, to possibly create 3.5 million jobs, I propose the following:

1.) Spend 5 billion and build a fence to protect our boarder.
2.) Spend another 2 billion and hire enough boarder patrol agents to place one every quarter mile.
3.) Spend an additional 5 billion for the hiring of new INS agents.
4.) Spend an additional 10 billion for deportation expenses.

Cost of my plan?  22 Billion

Why and how would this help? There are an estimated 20 million illegal imigrants here in the US.  Lets assume 25% of them hold jobs.  Deporting them would then free up 5 million jobs, afterall a good many of them MUST hold jobs because, afterall, these fine folks (who broke the law to get here, what part of illegal is unclear to you) only came here to work, right?

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Technorati Tags: Deportation, Employment, illegal immigrants, Illegal immigration, Jobs, Obama, Stimulus, Unemployment

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