Issue 2 in Ohio Could Save Your Community: Where did the jobs go?????????

Brian Thomas of 55 KRC had a fabulous segment on Wednesday, October 5th, 2011 covering Issue 2 in Ohio which is the collective bargaining reform law. As I heard this broadcast I couldn’t help but think of a debate I attended just a few days prior where the firefighter union had shown up to complain about the law. My feelings about that debate and most of what Brian speaks about in this broadcast can be seen by clicking on this hotlink. To listen to Brian Thomas talking about Issue 2, click the video below.

Anyone who reads me regularly knows that I have now designated those who work for public sector unions as being members of the “spoiled class.” The spoiled class believes that they are entitled to certain wages and benefits no matter what the cost to those who provide the money to fuel those benefits. They know of no end to that money supply and believe that they should be the first to get it upon their necessity. (As you heard Jeff Birding state, the firefighter suggested raising taxes to balance their budget.) This is an insidious concept and I blame the rhetoric of the labor unions for it. The unions have spent many year programming their members with a political agenda rooted in far left progressivism, to a point that even people who think they are conservatives, find that they are tools of this progressive agenda.

I didn’t know how bad it was till the Issue 2 debate that I mentioned where a member of the Middletown City Council pleaded to Senator Coley that jobs needed to be brought to Ohio, as if Coley could somehow reach into a magic bag and produce them from thin air. This man truly believed that such a statement was possible, and as I heard him speak I felt profound pity for the man. He seemed like a nice guy, certainly well-intentioned, but he did not understand where all the jobs in his city had gone.

High tax rates drive away business, and this nonsense of attacking Wall Street that is all the rage of the spoiled class these days, to solve many of the problems of the public unions and their demands of inflated wages is baffling. It’s like trying to cut the heart out of your body to lose weight, it makes about as much sense. The union advocates remind me of the typical suburban housewife who buy hamburger meat at the grocery store, and has become completely disconnected with the idea that once that meat they are buying was a living breathing thing, that was killed for her consumption. They have lost touch with the nature of their food because when they get it, it comes all wrapped up in a nice package. The same has occurred with the modern union worker. They know or care nothing where their wages come from. They only care that they get those wages. The unions are disconnected with the origin of money.

To understand this situation clearly and how close the alliance between big government and organized labor has become, one only has to examine the situation with Boeing, a large aerospace employer known best for their large manufacturing facilities in Washington, Oregon, and Kansas. Boeing is a private company, not a public one, but even here, the government has stuck its nose into the situation of regulating the way Boeing does business in favor of organized labor. Boeing has suffered some difficult work stoppages over the last decade with one of the most costly being a 58-day strike in 2008. So when Boeing needed to build a new plant for their new 787 craft, they elected to build it in South Carolina, a “right-to-work” state, which means the union would not be have an unfair negotiating advantage over Boeing to halt customer commitments of the 787 craft. Boeing knew that if they attempted to build the 787 in one of their existing manufacturing plants with a new building, they would suffer the same labor fates as they had in the past from devastating strikes, particularly District 751 Machinists Union.

Taking it upon themselves The National Labor Relations Board filed a law suit against Boeing for the move, District 751 spokesman Connie Kelliher that Boeing’s move “proves what we’ve suspected all along – that Boeing moved to Charleston to punish its members for exercising their union’s rights.” The Federal government on behalf of this union is suing one of the largest employers in the United States for wanting to build a manufacturing plant in a right-to-work state, and all parties involved, except for Boeing think this is acceptable!

I don’t blame Boeing at all for not wanting to put up with a radical work force, and I find it appalling that the government is stepping in where it has no business, but the same thing happens in our communities each time a teachers union decides to strike, a federal mediator comes in to negotiate, and what happens is our elected officials quickly get out-witted by the outside pressure and the unions win with public money we must then supply as tax payers. The situation is that ridiculous. And yes the spoiled class is that out-of-touch.

This is a serious problem as America must compete on a world stage where our competition will work for cents on a day, and they’ll work 10 to 15 hours because they are happy to have a job. Employees in India, China, and Indonesia and very industrious, and will stop at nothing when given a task, and they are typically happy to have a job, because many of the people they know don’t have one. (TO UNDERSTAND HOW BAD THE SITUATION IS CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TO THE NUMBERS FOR YOURSELF.) I don’t blame large companies who move to these countries to avoid the pain-in-the neck of American Labor employed by the spoiled class. (THESE PEOPLE BELIEVE THE JOB EXISTS FOR THEIR BENEFIT!!) The companies would like to stay in America, but who wants to put up with radicals? Everyone wants to make money. Everyone wants to produce. But nobody wants to deal with economic terrorists, and that is what the spoiled class uses to get their way.

The spoiled class is an unfortunate burden. They have squandered away a lifetime of education to arrive as adults with the need to be educated again because they point at empty buildings and they contemplate, “Where did the jobs go that was in those buildings. Please, bring them back.” Therefore a discussion with them isn’t even possible and negotiating with them is even worse, because for negotiations to take place, the value of something must be determined and understood. And the spoiled class does not understand value, so they are ill-equipped to discuss anything about value, yet they hold equal ability to vote and be represented by tax money. This is a debacle that is epic, and permeates the very foundation of our entire country. This illness of the spoiled class must be dealt with before any advancement of our society can take place. Because when a company as valuable to America as Boeing cannot even build a manufacturing plant in a state without union labor, any discussion about education reform, medical advancement, or any public service cannot be explored. And this is something which should be of great concern to everyone.

In the end it will be the unions who look at the empty buildings and wonder why there isn’t any money and struggle to get their minds around the fact that those buildings are empty because they drove away the occupants, and all that will shine upon those monuments to industry is a setting-sun shining once more a faint flicker of light before dropping below the horizon leaving American and its unions in darkness, hungry, confused, and disillusioned fighting over the scraps that are left.

Thank the “Spoiled Class” for those empty buildings, and the job that was once there, but has fled our shores in search for freedom and the right to thrive and grow.

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Rich Hoffman!/overmanwarrior

17 thoughts on “Issue 2 in Ohio Could Save Your Community: Where did the jobs go?????????

  1. I just got home from an anti-SB5 meeting at the West Chester Community Center. There were less than 100 zealots there. I couldn’t last through the Q&A session because blood was shooting out of my eyes. Two of the principal speakers were Catherine Stoker and Professor Jim O’Reilly who teaches law at U.C. and is the Vice-Mayor of Wyoming. Catherine spent most of her time complaining about the $6M that West Chester was losing because of the state officials now in office (although she did admit the change in tax on inventory law was initiated by the previous state administration). She said that SB5 would only yield $200,000 or $50,000 (she wasn’t clear). The Professor, who serves as an arbitrator in public contract disputes (no conflict of interest here) scared the hell out of me in his reasoning. This guy is teaching students to become labor lawyers at U.C. Among his many twisted comments was how the repeal of the Ohio Estate tax was really going to hurt Springdale because of all the nursing homes there. Stoker also complained about the lost of estate tax from the rich. There was a lot of gnashing of teeth if the snow plow drivers who work during the night would be impacted by SB5, and that the State Patrol Officers with 25 years were all threatening to retire before the law is passed. Stoker said she feared if SB5 passed, some inexperienced candidates could beat her in her next run for office and lack the “understanding” her experience gives her in dealing with public employees.

    I am pro-SB5, but I figured it wouldn’t hurt to see what the other side was saying. They mixed non-related numbers, misrepresented facts, played to emotions, and showed a true arrogance for the taxpayer. Someone said, “Never Argue With A Fool(s) – They Will Drag You Down To Their Level, Then Beat You With Experience.” Seeing the anti-SB5 thought processes in action, I don’t know how anyone could hope to reason with them.

    I pray that rational people go out and vote in support of SB5. This isn’t an issue taxpayer can be lazy about.


    1. I’m sorry you had to sit through that. : ) Hey, those people are nuts, and we’ve let them get worse by not calling them on their errors. But even with all that I say here about how simple minded many of them are, even I am shocked at how narrow their vision is……………..and how selfish. I suppose the best thing so far with Issue 2 is that it is showing them for what they are.

      It will all be about voter turn out. We’ve let them grow so large that they are just too large of a voting bloc to leave a vote to someone else. Everyone will have to show up to vote that day.


  2. 1. iF you are a failure that’s your fault

    2. IF you had been Steve Jobs.. you probably could consider yourself a success>>sure don’t see ANY PROTESTORS AT THE APPLE STORE OR CORP??

    3. I say no taxation without REPRESENTATION..

    if they pervert the Will of the Ohio people, because the majority of Ohioans voted for ISSUE 2.. then ‘We the People have the right to NOT pay taxes…

    what say you..

    I worked for EVERYTHING I HAVE TODAY.. no one, paid my way!


  3. I’ve been to meetings like those Bisby and thought my head would pop off. I usually end up walking out only because I can no longer manage to dumb myself down to their ignorance.
    Brian’s show on issue2 should be required listening for all voters. Not a one-sided conversation like with Cunningham. I heard Chris Finney from COAST on with him presenting the hard facts and per usual, Willie was tounge-tied. If it’s not their stale talking points over and over about collective bargaining, they lose their spine .Hard to argue facts.
    This bill must pass to level the playing field or people in the private sector will just get fed up and move. They’re tired of propping up thugs and thieves like Diana Frey and Hoffa. Now that the unions are bank rolling these occupy children, we’re all paying for that as well. November 8th will tell the story for 2012 for Ohio.
    Please go to this web page and watch the video that Andrew Breitbart’s group captured showing Ed Schultz, Sherrod Brown and Tim Ryan lying to firefighters about SB 5:


  4. Sadly, Steve Jobs died this week. Steve was a product of “American exceptionalism” that so many of the left refuse to accept. Steve’s genius was allowed to excel because of our system of government. He was given up for adoption at birth and was a college drop out. Imagine our lives today if this genius was not allowed to develop his ideas.

    Our system was designed by brilliant Founders. They drew up the “rule of law,”
    respect private property and for individuals to have the freedom to become even better than themselves or their neighbors. The competitive spirit allows us to reap the rewards that become available from our effors and abilities.

    When individuals and companies are strapped in red tape, educators try to make clones of our children, companies are not allowed to open where they please, then the system gets clogged and cannot operate to its potential. The government becomes an insurmountable obstacle to creativity. The result is that corporations and genius’ will move out of the country to more receptive locations.

    Many of our problems have been created by the demands of those who deem themselves entitled to the labors of others. This would include the union demands, the destabilization of the family by the architects of the “great society,” the leftists who indoctrinate our children in government schools and people such as Catherine Stoker, who believe they know more than anyone else.


  5. Catherine Stoker is a typical liberal who hides her true loyalty because she can’t afford to reveal herself to the general voting population. It really tears me up when she puts up campaign signs saying she is a “Fiscal Conservative”. Her logic last night was self-indicting because she implied that elected officials couldn’t be trusted to act in the best interest of the community – they needed the threat of an arbitrator to keep things fair in dealing with public employees. She is a piece of work.


  6. Bibsy, you are right on target. Stoker has never shown her true character and beliefs to the community. For years she has been able to run without saying who and what she is really supporting. When she first ran many of us knew she was a liberal Democrat and union loyalist, but she ran without advertising her Democratic background in the very Republican area of West Chester, Butler County, Ohio. It amazes me that she has been able to disguise herself, lo, these many years.


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