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By Corinthian Scales, Section News
Yannow, when my minimal scheduled 53 hour workweek was the norm, I sure would've loved to have this option available.
The Republican-led House on Wednesday approved a measure that would give private sector workers the option of trading overtime pay for extra time off weeks or months later.
Busy parents? Feh. Whatever. An extra 20 days of vacay banked away sounds good in most anyone's book. But, of course, like pending doom, the Progressives have to opine.
Democrats say it's not fair to compare the legislation to similar flexibility that is offered to public sector employees because many government workers are unionized and have civil service protections against potential abuse by employers.
See that? You're just too stupid to carve out your own swath in life. Only the DNC Progressives, bureaucrats in the hive mentality of Mother Government, and Goonions can save you peons from yourself. And we pay their wages, and retirements? Insanity.
Amash, Benishek, Bentivolio, Camp, Huizenga, Miller, Rogers, Upton, and Walberg, thank you for voting YES on this legislation.
Note: Gary Peters voted NO.
By pauldpeterson, Section News
Many people throw around the term including its synonym, Freedom, but do they really know what they're saying? Do those who continue to defend and espouse it (though it is the Law of the Land) really have the understanding of the masses when they talk about it, when they defend it?
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This one is closer to home.
Mike Gillman (my father) on the city commission in Traverse City makes his objections tonight to the technical workers union contract that will be enacted only DAYS before Michigan's Right To Work legislation goes into effect. The bargaining unit and the city had been in discussion for nearly a year, but as the time drew closer, the union gave in to demands by the city. Likely done so as to keep the shop a "closed shop until the contract ends in three years.
Good for him!
As for the rest? - WHATTA BARGAIN!
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This is exactly what is wrong with political correctness.
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By JGillman, Section News
In Connecticut, Michigan, wherever.
This is not intended as a coldhearted statement, but rather an observation that is crying out for recognition.
Dead kids, property destruction, general disregard for our fellow man. All of it resulting from exactly the opposite message of what founded our great nation. Our current bizarro world would not be complete without death being the 'preferred' alternative to a woman not being able to play around unfettered by the inconvenience of pregnancy, without the labor unions calling for the 'rights' of workers to be protected by placing shackles on their legs, or the game played by progressive thinkers which sets rules that define taking as morally preferable to voluntary concession.
There could hardly be a dry eye out there from parents of 5 to 10 year old children after yesterday's tragedy in CT. In fact, anyone with a soul left in these dark times must feel for those parents and family members who had only days before had the highest dreams for their happy little treasures. Even the souls scarred with the axiomatic wrist cutting belief that abortions are OK, or those with sociological defects that believe that honor killing or personal slavery is ever appropriate, must hide their eyes lest the world witness their hypocrisy.
The world is doing its pole shift, not in the geological sense, but in logic and reasoning and common sense. Our civilization is running its moral clock backward.
What stretch of the imagination is it to see a people who are immersed in a culture of death such as that experienced in Detroit, which sports a near 38% abortion rate, and leaves a lesson for those who survive, that life is not sacred? How can we be surprised at the destruction of hot dog carts, and tents, and personal property by union members who have been told that "its OK to break things in your fight to retain dominion over your brother"? What level of coercive (violence based) taxation is enough for ANY political party, when each scheme rewarding some, must be borne on the backs of others, involuntarily?
Are we as a nation ready to appropriately answer these questions?
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By The Wizard of Laws, Section News
Cross-posted in The Wizard of Laws.
Individual sovereignty is under attack.
Not the wacko, every-man-is-a-sovereign-the-United-States-is-a-corporation kind of sovereignty, but the notion that, as individuals, we have worth and dignity that deserve protection.
This attack exists in every corner of our society and has found its way into our language. Liberal politicians talk about the "cost" of a tax cut and ask conservatives, "How are you going to pay for that tax cut?" They thus view tax cuts as expenditures, but expenditures of what? Of the money to which they deem the government entitled.
A tax cut "spends" nothing. It is an acknowledgment that the money being taxed belongs in the first instance to the earner, not the government. Most Americans would willingly pay taxes to support legitimate government functions, but we resist ferociously the notion that our incomes belong to the government.
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H/T to Legal Insurrection - A great ad!
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+ Wayne Co. sex crimes backlog grows after funding feud idles Internet Crime Unit
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+ Snyder: Reform 'dumb' rules to allow more immigrants to work in Detroit
+ GOP leaders shorten presidential nominating season
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+ Mike Huckabee's comments on birth control gift for Dems
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+ Republican panel approves tougher penalties for unauthorized early primary states
+ Michigan seeks visas to lure immigrants to Detroit
+ Peters raises $1M-plus for third straight quarter in Senate bid
+ Bill would let lawyers opt out of Michigan state bar
+ Michigan lawmakers launch more bills against sex trade
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