From the daily archives: Friday, February 11, 2011

Again, this guy is clueless.  Has no idea that this was tried in Michigan and declared unconstitutional.  Admits that he has no evidence that this is a serious problem.

Insists that the applicant not only be subject to drug testing, but pay for it “out of their wallet.”  Because people who need help with housing, heating, food, and health care can pay a co-pay for welfare, right?  It’s all amount of priorities…

Claims that this will lead to tremendous savings.  A complete and total idiot.

“Once we implement the testing” we’ll know if we needed to do this.  […]

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(HT: Think Progress)

We can’t let John Kasich take our attention away from what’s going in Washington.  Right now, TAA (Trade Adjustment Assistance) and Health Care Tax Credit is set to expire.  Boehner had to pull it from the House floor from consideration when his caucus was unable to deliver supermajority vote for quick passage under the House rules.  (That makes for three floor votes the House majority mysteriously lost.)

The gentleman at the beginning of the bill was Wyoming Senator John Barrasso (R) who objected to all three attempts by Sherrod to get an extension […]

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Governor Kasich has some pointed words for the communist Republic of China.  We hate you for taking our jobs, killing our steel industry, manipulating the currency market, but all will be forgiven if you just build one plant in Ohio.

(Source: WCPN 90.3):

Kasich on China

Yes, according to NPR’s Bill Cohen that is Governor Kasich recounting what he told a Chinese delegation during a meeting he had with them after the election.

Willie Loman was a better salesman.

I bet that Chinese delegation just couldn’t wait to invest in Ohio after that moment of detente.  Seriously, […]

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After announcing he wants “to take away nearly all collective bargaining rights from state employees” (just like John Kasich and Ohio’s Republicans), Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker thought it might be necessary to prepare the National Guard just in case there was any trouble.

Gov. Scott Walker says the Wisconsin National Guard is prepared to respond wherever is necessary in the wake of his announcement that he wants to take away nearly all collective bargaining rights from state employees.

Walker said Friday that he hasn’t called the Guard into action, but he has briefed them and other state […]

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If union workers should get punished for going on strike, what’s the penalty for management not reaching an agreement, too?

Also, what’s the value of getting rid of collective bargaining for public employees if they can still join a union once you privatize everything?  I mean, it’s kind of silly that guards at a private prison can join a union, but the ones at public ones cannot.

I bet they hadn’t thought about how these two agenda items might intersect before…

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Mike “Mish” Shedlock is a Tea Party activist who blogs at the “Keep America At Work” blog under the handle “Mish.”

Despite it’s blue-collar, populist sounding theme, Shedlock is, surprise, a financial advisor for a California company called, Sitka Pacific Capital Management.

Here’s what “Mish” told his readers to do about SB 5:

Shortly thereafter, AFSCME noticed that they started getting out-of-state folks calling on their system, calling up State Senators’ offices.  They were quickly able to determine that these folks were using AFSCME’s system to call members of the State Senate to lobby […]

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Seriously, someone explain this quote to me.  I have no idea what our Governor is saying.  (Source: Cleveland Plain Dealer)

"Wouldn’t it be fantastic if I could take another country in Ohio called the turnpike, if I could privatize it and generate as much as $2.5 billion, potentially? We’ll see," Kasich said. "If we can’t get it, we probably won’t do it."

Yep, not content with pushing something this unpopular:

Kasich is already making the public push for something even less popular:

Seriously, is he trying to get an approval rating lower than […]

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