“No Man’s life liberty or property is safe while the legislature is in session”.

- attributed to NY State Judge Gideon Tucker

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Welcome To The New Soviet Union: The Socialist Republic of the United States

In response to an email I sent to a colleague recently which included an attachment of Ruth Marcus' Washington Post article concerning Charlie Rangel's and Maxine Waters' ethics charges, he replied,

"There’s no doubt that we have a institutional political class that prominently includes all members of Congress, publicly corrupt or otherwise, which is an elite and self-sustaining parasite not unlike the respective senior Communist party committees that so successfully control the peoples of Russia and China."

I agree, but it's far worse than just that.

In the old Soviet Union, selected groups were given perks and better treatment, e.g., better healthcare, living quarters, more compensation, cars, access to food stores stocked with better selections, and so on.

Now, in America, municipal and certain private-industry unions, such as those for teachers, firemen and policemen, and the UAW, receive special favors and treatment. Sometimes totally in violation of existing law.

For example, lawfully protected GM bondholders were summarily coerced into silenced and forced to surrender their senior position by the federal government, so that the UAW could be given a share of the reorganized firm's assets.

Despite clear language in the Constitution that laws must apply to all citizens, just last week Congress passed, at the administration's insistence, a special stimulus bill to fund teacher salaries in the states, mandating no cuts in state funding, and the requirement that such funding must rise in future years.

Yes, like the Soviet Union of old, it's clear that in Wonderboy's Socialist United States, special union membership gets you perks and claims on the federal Treasury.

But if you educated yourself into a management position, or work as a blue-collar laborer in a right-to-work state, tough luck. You don't get to be one of Wonderboy's favorite classes, and have to pay higher taxes for those who are.

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