Are WalMart’s Pay Raises A Good Thing?

The budding “revolutionary guards” among WalMart employees may be learning a lesson about economics in the real world–a course they were never offered during their substandard public educations.

The pressure from militant employees and union thugs has brought about a series of raises for WalMart workers, which is supposed to be good news. But is it?

Some of these raises will start immediately, and others will follow until all REMAINING workers will see remarkable increases in their salaries; some will be getting $80 per week raises.

Nevertheless, WalMart has not become the largest retailer in the world by voluntarily shrinking its own already razor-thin profit margin. The “hard fought – hard won” raises have a price tag that will be paid by some of the very “revolutionaries” who fought so hard for them.

Since the new pay structure was announced, WalMart has experienced an outbreak of “faulty plumbing” in some of its stores. These suspiciously handy “plumbing failures” have necessitated closing at least five stores due to “ongoing plumbing issues that will require extensive repairs.” A review of the listed stores shows that one, in Pico Rivera, California, has been the scene of ongoing employee work stoppages and picketing.

During the widely reported incidents, a worker was quoted as saying she “walked out …missing her afternoon shift, because ‘when we speak out, they cut my hours in retaliation and they have me pull pallets, which is very hard work. I’m a single mom and I can’t afford them cutting my hours.’”

Apparently, she never heard the story of WalMart’s Jonquiere, Quebec store. In 2004, its workers voted to join a union. In response, the company closed the store six months later, citing the union’s requirement that new workers be added and new work rules be imposed. Yes, the union appealed to the Canadian Supreme Court and won, meaning the 190 fired workers may eventually get back pay with interest; but WalMart had made its point. The store has yet to reopen.

This time, WalMart has apparently learned its lesson: Say you’re closing because of plumbing problems, not union rules!

The Pico Rivera store will be closed for at least six months. Has WalMart now added “lessons from the real world” like “don’t tug on Superman’s cape” to its employee benefits package?

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Liberals Steal A Quote From An Old White Lady To Make Maya Angelou Commemorative Stamp

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The United States Postal Service (USPS) has colluded with the family of the late poet Maya Angelou to steal a quote from a white, eighty nine-year-old children’s book writer named Joan Walsh Anglund to make the new Angelou stamp look good. The whole episode is a perfect example of how liberals are different from other people.

According to reports, there was an excited gathering of “luminaries” at the stamp’s unveiling which included Michelle Obama, who is the political world’s Kim Kardashian – famous for being famous without any actual accomplishments of her own.

That the quote placed on the “forever” Angelou stamp, “A bird doesn’t sing because it has an answer, it sings because it has a song,” is mumbo jumbo and not worthy of any notice is beside the point – it was stolen.

The befuddled Anglund answered, “Yes, that’s my quote,” when asked about the theft. The bozos at the USPS did an “Ahumina humina” act when they were asked about the theft and said the Angelou family approved the quote. So either the family is ignorant of Angelou’s work, or they are a bunch of hucksters — I’ll go with hucksters.

In this Barack Obama world, colored by race in every single detail, it is hard to ignore the fact that if this situation were reversed, there would be a Sharpton-led riot. Had a stamp commemorated white author Joan Walsh Anglund using a quote stolen from African American Angelou, there would be demonstrations in the streets and calls for the Post Master General to be fired.

Of course, there will be no such demonstrations in our streets. The liberals will laugh at any protests about the theft and dismiss them as race-motivated.

The impression that the quote was from Angelou first came from the Fraud-in-Chief, Barack Obama, who quoted Angelou as loving the quote. This fraud will be buried like every other fraud the liberals force us to accept. One comforting thought: we might be forced to buy the fraudulent Obamacare, but we have not yet been forced to buy the fraudulent Angelou stamp.

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Guess Who Wants You To Pay For Abortions For Obama’s Illegals?

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The anti-American loonies in the American Civil Liberties Union want us to pay for abortions for illegal aliens. In the contorted minds that make up the ACLU, since they allege that 60 to 80% of the females who sneak into our country are sexually assaulted, we the American taxpayers are somehow liable to pay to kill the children that result from these rapes.

Naturally, these lowlife leftists are not in favor of the obvious answer to the problem they allege, which is to tighten up the borders so these “victims” can’t come into our “terrible country.”

The ACLU’s “better” idea is to force religious organizations like Catholic Charities to pay for the murder of these innocent infants so their “victim” mothers don’t have to be burdened with unwanted children in their new life as a Democrat voter and parasite living off of taxpayers. As they see it, religious organizations would then not be able to “impose their religious beliefs on these teens by denying them access to contraception, emergency contraception, and abortion.”

For the ACLU, this serves at least two important purposes. Not only does it fill the illegal aliens’ goodie bags; it also puts religious organizations (deeply hated by the ACLU) in their place, humiliating them by forcing them to violate their beliefs. And to add even more insult to injury, the ACLU wants us to buy contraceptives for these female burglars–which they will hand out presumably during their registration as new Democrats.

This bunch has already scored a big victory at our expense because the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Refugee Resettlement is readying a ruling “that will force American religious relief agencies to provide abortions and contraception services to the illegal immigrants those groups serve.”

Unfortunately, the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops has responded with a typically weak and almost apologetic comment; demands that it distribute contraceptives and pay for abortions “create moral concerns.”

The irony here is that female illegals seeking to kill their children are actually acting in an atypical manner. It doesn’t take these invaders long to understand that the more children they have, the more money they can steal from us. Moreover, at least some are Catholics who would be repulsed by Catholic organizations handing out contraceptives and killing babies; but none of that matters to the ACLU – it never does.

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Will Hillary Cop A Plea To State Department Felonies?

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Those who have been paying attention understand Hillary Clinton’s nomination for president is no longer inevitable. Like Lucy and Ethel at the candy factory, she has been called upon to do too much with too little to convince Democrats she can win in 2016. The lies have piled up and are spilling over the end of the conveyor belt. In a nutshell: it ain’t happening.

If this were the totality of Hillary Clinton’s problems, she could actually become the doting grandmother she tells us she wants to be and ride off into the sunset with her pockets full of foreign money. Fortunately for us, that’s not happening either. Hillary will be held accountable for her years of violating both criminal statute and the laws of decency.

It is an established fact that John Boehner has already capitulated  on the matter of impeaching Barack Obama for his many high crimes and misdemeanors. For many people, that is the end of the issue; yet in politics, sometimes things become true because enough people believe they are true. There is a growing number of Republican House members who want to impeach Barack Obama. If enough of them believe it is time to impeach Obama, it could happen; but it won’t happen for a very good reason.

At some point, when the calls for impeachment become unbearable for Boehner, he will have to make a deal with Obama to end the crisis. That deal is staring us in the face: it is Hillary Clinton’s indictment.

In such a deal, the various crimes committed by Hillary and Bill Clinton – Benghazi, the State Department felonies, the acceptance of foreign money, etc. — will be rolled into one big informal, under-the-table illegal plea bargain.

Hillary’s indictment will be used to feed the impeachment alligator that Obama and Boehner fear will devour them both.

When she is presented with her alternatives, Hillary will cop a plea to the State Department felonies. Of course, it will be accompanied by an illegal and undisclosed promise that that will be the end of her troubles and that Bill and Chelsea will be kept out of her problems. Hillary will take the deal.

Boehner will pour her blood in the dust to try to satisfy the demands for an Obama impeachment. Obama will order AG Loretta Lynch (don’t doubt it) to figure out how it can be done, and the Republican Establishment and Obama can go back to sabotaging Scott Walker’s candidacy.

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More Of Gruber’s Obamacare Lies Exposed For The World To See

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Thanks to some careful research by Matt Palumbo who writes for the Foundation for Economic Education, a series of lies and half-truths being promulgated by Obamacare mouthpiece Jonathan Gruber have been uncovered.

The first lie cited is the bogus analogy Gruber makes between a mandate forcing Americans to buy Obamacare and one forcing drivers to buy auto insurance. This completely pushes aside the fact that no one is required to drive a car and thus carry auto crash liability insurance. Asserting that the burden to carry Obamacare is no different than the mandate of auto liability insurance is a lie.

Another of Gruber’s false claims focuses on the Emergency Medical Treatment and Active Labor Act (EMTALA), which mandates hospitals to provide emergency medical treatment for anyone without regard for their ability to pay. He insists that the EMTALA causes an appreciable increase in the cost of medical care for everyone else, which is equally bogus.  The truth is that emergency room costs for both insured and uninsured Americans represent only about 2% of what is spent on healthcare.

Moreover, no evidence can be found that supports Gruber’s allegation that medical bills are the number one reason for individuals having to file for personal bankruptcy protection.  In fact, a Department of Justice study found that among those seeking bankruptcy protections, although 54% had no medical insurance, 90% reported debt under $5,000.00–which indicates a lack of medical insurance was not the primary cause for their bankruptcy.

One of the more disingenuous of Gruber’s claims is that 20,000 people a year die for want of medical insurance.

This claim was likely based on a 21 year old American Medical Association study that used suspect, estimated mortality rates.  A recent study done in Oregon revealed that mortality rates remained relatively constant without regard for whether those studied did or did not have health insurance.

Yet another of Gruber’s lies holds that the largest group of people without insurance is the “working poor.”  A study found that 17 million uninsured people had incomes exceeding $50,000, and another 8 million made more than $75,000. The uninsured are not the “working poor”; they are the middle class, upper middle class, and illegal aliens.

Gruber also said Obamacare would not increase our health insurance premiums; we could keep our current policy and keep our doctors.

All of this came from a sniveling little twerp who counseled Barack Obama to lie about Obamacare in order to fool people into accepting it.

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