From the Associated Press: “On Saturday night, the White House released a letter Obama sent to congressional leaders of both parties asking for nearly $50 billion in emergency aid to state and local governments to fend off ‘massive layoffs of teachers, police and firefighters’ and to prevent a possible double-dip recession.”While the private sector was bleeding jobs the government used taxpayer money to pad its payroll. Now Obama is scaremongering-give me more money or there will be no firemen to show up when your house catches fire. There is a much simpler solution, last in/first out. Sorry new hires, we can't afford you.
Why are the teachers, police officers and firefighters going to be the first ones to be laid off?
The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that the government at all levels had 23,370,000 employees on the payroll in May — up by 742,000 from May 2009. Private sector employment saw a net loss of 699,000 in that period.
Monday, June 14, 2010
Obama is Singing the "I Need Mo' Money" Blues Again
From Don Surber: