To use the language of the crazies, the country is under siege. Using the language of those of us firmly anchored in reality, there are many people who appear to be delusional. People who believe that the invisible hand fairies are going to create more money if we would only stop the sinful taxes of rich people. People who believe ACORN stole the election. People who believe arming teachers will stop someone with a hundred round high powered rifle. People who believe that owning a dozen guns is not only sane, but neccesary. People who believe that paying people less make them work harder.
I normally don't care very much about the conservative hate I get in my email box. Haters will hate, and will spam because spam is one way to make money, and everyone's gotta hustle for cash, even the haters. But this note from Rand Paul, when we are trying to understand why some rich guy once again felt justified in killing.
The email, below the fold, illustrates exactly why many conservatives are so dangerous. Many of them create a reality to justify whatever actions they wish to take. Somehow working people, those who enable the day to day functioning of America, are the enemy. Somehow making sure those people can eat, and not continue to be dependent on the government, is the reason we have a high deficit. Somehow the people working to make sure that Americans are working and not welfare and supplemental assistance are the the enemies of the budget.
The only thing we can do is to work to insure reality triumphs over fantasy. I have been thinking that we should avoid falling off the fiscal footpath, even it means that taxes on rich were not raised as much as might be necessary, or money needed to help families were cut more than is necessary, But it seems that Rand Paul and his cronies have no such concern. If they can't force every worker into poverty., take every advantage for themselves, it is clear they will never be happy. Give then a partial tax cut, and they ask for starving children. So no more. Let us fall off the cliff. Taxes will go up higher for wealthy than any other deal, and those that market in death and hate will see their government supported mansions in jeopardy. Those us who are surviving will continue to do so, because we have doing it all our lives. We were catching the bus before we bought the car. We know how to eat popcorn, cook up some biscuits, have a penut butter sandwich. Anything to keep these people from stealing any more from us.
Email edited to remove links. I re hosted the image of Rand Paul since he seems to be so proud of distributing this information. Left a link at the bottome to direct to the people who created this.
Of course I would not encourage anyone to give money to any of the listed organizations.
Also, just to be clear, this arrived to an email address that is specifically for SPAM. So it was given to this firm by some other spam firm.
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Dear Concerned American:
"I owe these
President Barack Obama couldn't have stated it any more clearly.
And after spending an estimated BILLION
dollars to re-elect Barack Obama and maintain control of the U.S. Senate, the union bosses couldn't agree more.
They're wasting no time
Top AFL-CIO union boss Richard Trumka has already made clear that he expects Big Labor's Card Check
Forced Unionism Bill to be a top priority in Obama's second term.
Not only that, Trumka threatened to use his forced-dues political
warchest to oust any member of Congress in 2014 who stands in his way.
That's why it's vital you sign the petiton below putting yourself
squarely on record OPPOSED to the union bosses' Card Check Forced Unionism Bill -- and the rest of Big Labor's agenda -- IMMEDIATELY.
Barack Obama doesn't have to face the voters again for re-election, the union bosses understand this may be their last -- and best -- opportunity to
make Card Check Forced Unionism the law of the land.
That's why it's vital you act today!
As you know, if "Card Check" passes, workers would no
longer be able to vote for or against union boss "representation" in a secret ballot election.
Instead, the union bosses would
intimidate workers one-on-one -- or three-on-one -- into signing so-called "union authorization cards."
And, of course,
Big Labor has yet another ticking time bomb hidden in the "Card Check" legislation.
If the union bosses can drag out
negotiations with an employer past 90 days by making outrageous demands, Obama Administration bureaucrats will have the power to use this so-called
"problem" as an excuse to write a new labor contract and force its terms and conditions of employment upon those workers.
you see, not only does Big Labor want to strip workers of the right to a secret ballot but also of the right to vote on their own contracts as
Can you imagine the kind of damage that would do to our already-fragile economy?
I know I can.
some folks ask me from time to time, "Senator, how could the President and Congress even consider a bill like 'Card Check' with the economy the
way it is?"
What I tell them may be hard to stomach, but it's the truth.
If "Card Check" passes, it would mean
billions more dollars for the union bosses' coffers.
Billions more that will be spent on politics.
We're talking permanent
I hate to say it, but that's why the union bosses, Barack Obama and Harry Reid aren't going to let up one bit.
And with too many Republicans scared that standing on any principle will bring another attack in the media, I'm very concerned that what may happen.
That's why it's important you to oppose Card Check Forced Unionism IMMEDIATELY.
Should "Card Check" pass, this dangerous power grab
That's why I'm .
* Force millions of additional working Americans to pay union dues under the
threat of losing their jobs, filling Big Labor coffers with hundreds of millions of forced-dues dollars;
* Dramatically increase the wasteful work rules, hate-the-boss propaganda, slowdowns and bitter strikes that shut down
businesses and destroy jobs, ensuring that even more plants are closed and more jobs are shipped overseas or lost forever;
* Enable Big Labor to pump even more campaign cash into the coffers of its radical, tax and spend
politicians who, in turn, will look for even greater ways to increase the union bosses' forced-dues empire.
After failing to pass most of Big Labor's agenda -- including
"Card Check" -- during his first term, President Obama is anxious to payback his Big Labor benefactors.
As he told the former
Russian President, "I'll have more flexibility after the election.
And you can be sure the union bosses are going to double-down in
their efforts to make sure "Card Check" happens during Obama's second term.
So we can't wait. We have
to mobilize NOW.
The good news is, the National Right to Work Committee has developed a massive plan to stop the Card Check Forced
Unionism Bill dead in its tracks.
Grassroots mail. Phone calls. Newspaper, radio and TV ads.
But it's all VERY expensive --
especially since everything is "last minute."
That's why it's vital you act TODAY!
why, in addition to your signed petition, I
hope you'll agree to make a generous contribution to help stop the Card Check Forced Unionism Bill.
After signing your petition, please make a
generous contribution of of $500, $250, $100 or $35.
This is not a battle you and I can afford to lose.
convinced that with the Committee's plan to mobilize Americans against the Card Check Forced Unionism Bill, you and I can stop this bill -- and the
rest of Big Labor's agenda -- dead in its tracks.
But we don't have much time.
Please sign this petition and make a
generous contribution of $500, $250, $100 or $35 -- or whatever you can -- to help defeat Big Labor's Card Check Forced Unionism Bill.
vital you act TODAY!
Rand Paul, M.D.
P.S. At a press conference immediately following the 2012 elections, AFL-CIO union boss
Richard Trumka told reporters he expected Card Check Forced Unionism to be a top priority of Barack Obama's second term.
That's why there's
not a moment to waste!
this petition demanding your Congressman and Senators OPPOSE Big Labor's Card Check Forced Unionism Bill before it's too late.
After signing your petition, please also make a
generous contribution of $500, $250, $100, $35, or whatever you can afford, to the National Right to Work Committee -- IMMEDIATELY!
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