Its hard to pass up an opportunity to talk of the real ills of government.
At 1:36, the commenter nails down the issue that confronts us in the USA as clearly as anyone can.
“The problem is Patronage, Nepotism and Cronyism”
H/T Bro AG
If you ever wondered where low information voters come from, here’s one place to start: Low information reporters.
Here’s an excerpt from MLive.com. See if you can spot the problem sentence in this excerpt of our MLive reporter recanting Mark Schauer (Democrat) latest campaign speech:
He pledged to fight for a minimum wage increase, restoration of school funding and the earned income tax credit and repeals of pension taxes and right-to-work legislation that banned collecting union dues.
Uhhh, “legislation that banned collecting union dues“? Really?
Michigan’s Right-to-work law only prohibits forcing workers to pay dues to a union:
Right-to-work means that unions can’t require an employee be fired for declining to pay union dues or agency fees, while maintaining a union’s ability to collectively bargain.
You would think a reporter covering Michigan’s Gubernatorial campaign would know what, exactly, Michigan’s right-to-work law actually says since the right-to-work issue is going to be an important topic in the governor’s race for the next nine months or so.
*** Cross posted @ MCT ***
Cronyism, corruption, bailouts, favored status, confiscation through eminent domain, picking winners and losers. Sound familiar?
This documentary premiered yesterday in Washington DC, and offers some historic perspective to the decline of Detroit.
Perhaps even, an explanation (a warning) of what is to come next, as long as we allow our governments to engage in corporatism; a way in which our taxpayers dollars are funneled into the pockets of special interests and how corruption has abused Detroit, providing little benefit to those paying the bills. At one point Thomas LaDuke makes a great point about not questioning “people’s heart or motives,” but his frustration of how city residents don’t actually see how the city has been run.