Category Archive: government “workers”

Feb 16

Socialist Illinois is now a rotting corpse

Many people are aware that the socialist government of Illinois is teetering on the brink of bankruptcy. But few know the details. An editorial in the Chicago Tribune recently laid bare the horrifying state of Illinois finances. Illinois has been paying such lavish benefits to government workers that State pensions are tapped out. Workers are …

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Feb 02

Wall Street Journal publishes article on federal employees “considering leaving government work”; can’t identify A SINGLE employee who actually left

During the recent federal “government shutdown,” hundreds of news stories reported on the tearful plight of federal “workers” who were temporarily laid off. Hundreds of good samaritans, charities and businesses offered free goodies and giveaways to the furloughed government workers. Many municipalities, school districts, and universities held job fairs specifically aimed at getting alternative jobs …

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Dec 01

As governments fail, gated communities become alluring

Nothing illustrates the failure of government like the recent wildfire casualties in northern California. Residents fled helplessly while overpaid government bureaucrats failed–or refused–to protect their lives and property. Meanwhile some very wealthy individuals paid for private fire protection. Now The Hollywood Reporter is out with an interesting article about the allure of gated communities. More …

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Nov 08

Another mass killing by former government employee

No group of Americans are more privileged than government “workers” and former government employees. Now another decorated former government combat veteran has opened fire on innocent private-sector Americans, killing 12. The former Marine Corps corporal, 28-year-old Ian David Long, was likely on permanent disability checks for PTSD. On November 7, he reportedly walked into a …

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Sep 18

36 percent of L.A. cops retire with BOTH their highest salary as a pension AND lifetime monthly disability checks. 70 percent of L.A. firefighters retire on the same “disabled” status

An astounding Reason Magazine article reports that a majority of LAPD cops and LA City firefighters are “retiring” at a young age as “disabled” millionaires. The City’s “Defined Retirement Option Plan” (DROP), allows police and firefighters, eligible for a pension equaling 90 percent of the average of their final years’ pay at age 50, to …

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Jun 08

Russian museum discovers a secret government order to destroy files

The Soviet Union crumbled in 1989 under the weight of its own widespread socialist poverty, darkness and misery. The Guardian is reporting that workers at the Gulag History Museum in Moscow have discovered that certain evidence of the darkest days of government control have disappeared. Further inspection has uncovered a secret government order–apparently implemented by …

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May 23

Tens of thousands flee socialist Illinois

Illinois was once an international flagship of capitalism, freedom, commerce and manufacturing. Today the bloated government of Illinois has raised taxes so high that tens of thousands have fled for freer pastures in each of the past several years. See here. One couple is quoted saying that by moving to Tennessee, they managed to take …

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May 19

Over half of all witnesses testifying before congressional committees are government-funded; and almost all request more funding

Over half the witnesses testifying before committees of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives [are] funded directly by the federal taxpayer. In 1995, 35 percent of witnesses were federal employees; of the remaining “public” witnesses, one of every three was a government grant recipient. Grant recipients testified during the 104th Congress roughly 6,000 times: …

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May 16

Deputy who cowered at school shooting will retire with $104,000 pension at age 55

Scott Peterson, the 55-year-old deputy who reportedly cowered outside while an alleged school shooter allegedly murdered dozens inside a Parkland, Florida school, will reportedly receive a six-figure pension for the rest of his life. See here. Peterson retired in disgrace but is due to collect more than $104,000 a year plus benefits. Peterson is typical …

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Apr 19

More U.S. postal workers arrested for keeping mail

Every inspection of U.S. Postal facilities has found stamped mail illegally destroyed, thrown in trashcans or hidden in workers’ vehicles or personal spaces. The U.S. Postal Service charges more than twice what a private sector business would charge for the same services, but maintains its monopoly on letter delivery by acts of Congress. The government …

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