Shut up, American municipal workers

Published on Intrepid Report, by Jerry Mazza, July 1, 2011.

So says none other than the XXXL Governor of New Jersey Chris Christie, the widest politician since President William Taft, who signed a bill this week that silences 500,000 state workers—firefighters, police officers, and other public employees—from collectively bargaining over their health rights and benefits.

Christie’s outsize ego is probably trying to outdo Governor Scott Walker of Wisconsin, who after nixing his municipal’s municipal workers’ voice to collectively bargain, recently signed a new Republican budget bill that cuts $800 million from public schools. And you, kids, shut up, too. 

Not to be out-failed, the “Live Free or Die” state of New Hampshire told their public employees to drop dead last week by repealing the minimum wage laws. Maine and Ohio municipal workers are desperately fighting equally piggish proposals from state lawmakers … //

… Obviously, the corruption is not only corporate. A jury found former governor of Illinois Rob Blagojevich guilty of corruption and convicted him Monday. It seems the former governor of Illinois [was] trying to personally benefit from his role in selecting a replacement, trying to sell the seat of then, United States Senator of Illinois, now US President Obama. I’m sure the sale wouldn’t come near the personal or cumulate figure of US CEO’s hands in the system’s honeypot, but it’s exactly the kind of action that corrupts the U.S. system of government.

In fact, “Mr. Blagojevich, a Democrat whose former aides say once saw himself as a presidential contender some day, was found guilty of 17 counts of wire fraud, attempted extortion, bribery, extortion conspiracy and bribery conspiracy. He was acquitted on one charge of bribery, and the jury deadlocked on two counts of attempted extortion.” Well, that’s what happens when you reach too far for that 1 percent tax bracket and miss it by a mile. It becomes a long way to the bottom. So beware, politicians, CEOs, hedge funders of the real. Every now and then, there is be a day of reckoning. And it could be yours.

Which brings me to the Supreme Court of the United States creating the fallacy of personage for corporations—though no rational person could consider a legal mechanism of a corporation a living, breathing person who can give as much money as he wants to whomever he wants, and thus corrupt the whole fabric of the electoral system. But rest assured, Clarence and the boys on up to Roberts had themselves a Merry Christmas after they put this desecration of the Constitution into law. SCOTUS, you are not worthy of the people of the United States.

Nor are you Governor Chris Christie, Governor Walker of Wisconsin, and your fellow Republican hacks and hatchet men and women, and all the human sleaze mentioned in this article worthy of leading the American people. So I will reverse the title of this article to: WORKERS OF THE UNITED STATES, OPEN YOUR MOUTHS AND SHOUT OUT THE WINDOW, I’M SICK AND TIRED OF THIS CRAP, AND I’M NOT GOING TO TAKE IT ANYMORE, STARTING NOW! Whatever its effect, trust me, it will be cathartic. (full long text).

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