Posts tagged: Conservatives

wisconsinfuckyeah:

Peeped your “Picked Walker? Embarrassed Yet?” pic and wanted to submit a higher res version I nabbed:)

wisconsinfuckyeah:

Peeped your “Picked Walker? Embarrassed Yet?” pic and wanted to submit a higher res version I nabbed:)

The free market doesn’t exist. Every market has some rules and boundaries that restrict freedom of choice. A market looks free only because we so unconditionally accept its underlying restrictions that we fail to see them. How ‘free’ a market is cannot be objectively defined. It is a political definition. The usual claim by free-market economists that they are trying to defend the market from politically motivated interference by the government is false. Government is always involved and those free-marketeers are as politically motivated as anyone. Overcoming the myth that there is such a thing as an objectively defined ‘free market’ is the first step towards understanding capitalism.

Ha-Joon Chang (via azspot)

I’ve ALWAYS said this about the economics.  “The free hand of the market” such bullshit.

Wishes I were back in Wisco, protesting with my fellow Wisconsinites  over Walker’s proposed legislation to hurt Middle America by making  state government workers pay more into their pension, pay more into  their healthcare benefits and get a reduction in wages; in addition to  taking away their rights to collectively bargain.
Teachers, the  individuals that spend more time with your kids than you do, get paid  far less than they should; get abused by their students more than they  should; and don’t get the respect that they should.  I’m proud to say  that my elementary, middle and high school education are a product of  the Wisconsin/Oshkosh Public Education System.  Every single one of my  teachers since Kindergarten, has made a substantial impact in my life  and I can name every single one of them.
These hardworking people  deserve so much more than we’re willing to give.  What does it say about  our nation as a whole when we’re willing to spend 14   times more on defense than we are on education.  Yes building  tanks, bombs and jets costs a lot of money.  But what is more costly, is  ignorance.  The widening of the middle class is what prevents this  country from having an uprising and a true revolution.  The problem with  most Americans, myself included, is if the issue doesn’t affect us,  then we could care less about the issue.  Due to complacency and apathy  we, and our future generations to come, will suffer.  The poor and those  on the lower rungs of the socioeconomic ladder have no voice in America  because the more money you have the more freedoms you have.  The  systemic issues of suppression, oppression and continued ignorance will  continue to hurt this country.  We can already see that the next  generation of kids, don’t give a flying fuck about anything and are so  unaffected by all of this.  But they will be bearing the burden of our  decisions.  Let’s think outside the box and let’s build a better future  for us, our children, their children and for all future generations.   Let’s not be shortsighted and hurt America’s future by trying to save a few  bucks to reduce our national deficit.  Let’s focus on the big ticket  items that our country spends its money on and reduce our spending on  those items.  Let’s not cut crucial programs like the Low Income Home  Energy Assistance Program; let’s expect more from our teachers and our  schools and let’s pay them more since they are raising our children;  let’s enact true change by demanding it.  Stop being complacent; call  your local and state representatives to express your concerns; stay  informed of the issues and READ; READ between the lines and stop  believing everything that is said; don’t buy into the rhetoric.
#SolidarityAndUnityForARighteousCause.

Wishes I were back in Wisco, protesting with my fellow Wisconsinites over Walker’s proposed legislation to hurt Middle America by making state government workers pay more into their pension, pay more into their healthcare benefits and get a reduction in wages; in addition to taking away their rights to collectively bargain.

Teachers, the individuals that spend more time with your kids than you do, get paid far less than they should; get abused by their students more than they should; and don’t get the respect that they should. I’m proud to say that my elementary, middle and high school education are a product of the Wisconsin/Oshkosh Public Education System. Every single one of my teachers since Kindergarten, has made a substantial impact in my life and I can name every single one of them.

These hardworking people deserve so much more than we’re willing to give. What does it say about our nation as a whole when we’re willing to spend 14 times more on defense than we are on education. Yes building tanks, bombs and jets costs a lot of money. But what is more costly, is ignorance. The widening of the middle class is what prevents this country from having an uprising and a true revolution. The problem with most Americans, myself included, is if the issue doesn’t affect us, then we could care less about the issue. Due to complacency and apathy we, and our future generations to come, will suffer. The poor and those on the lower rungs of the socioeconomic ladder have no voice in America because the more money you have the more freedoms you have. The systemic issues of suppression, oppression and continued ignorance will continue to hurt this country. We can already see that the next generation of kids, don’t give a flying fuck about anything and are so unaffected by all of this. But they will be bearing the burden of our decisions. Let’s think outside the box and let’s build a better future for us, our children, their children and for all future generations. Let’s not be shortsighted and hurt America’s future by trying to save a few bucks to reduce our national deficit. Let’s focus on the big ticket items that our country spends its money on and reduce our spending on those items. Let’s not cut crucial programs like the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program; let’s expect more from our teachers and our schools and let’s pay them more since they are raising our children; let’s enact true change by demanding it. Stop being complacent; call your local and state representatives to express your concerns; stay informed of the issues and READ; READ between the lines and stop believing everything that is said; don’t buy into the rhetoric.

#SolidarityAndUnityForARighteousCause.