Chicago teachers threaten strike
In 2011, Chicago public schools showed a 40% drop out rate. So of course Chicago teachers have a right to ask for a bigger slice of the taxpayer-funded public sector union pie. Because if 40% of students are dropping out, that means 60% of students aren’t.
60% = D-. D- = passing grade. See? Success!
The best thing that can happen to this country is for it to undergo that logistical civil war I mentioned years back, where people whenever they can move to states that keep their taxes low, are business friendly, have control over the public sector unions, and as a result aren’t swimming in massive debt and unfunded liabilities.
From there, the play would be for the governors of those states to assert their Constitutional authority and tell the federal government — and even the SCOTUS, which has becoming increasingly dependent on its own faulty precedent for rulings that are on their face obviously unconstitutional, or not at all in keeping with original statutory intent — to bugger off whenever it attempts to overstep its bounds.
If Obama wins re-election, the showdowns between certain states and the major industries trying to operate in those states and leftist-infested bureaucratic enclaves like the EPA, which are becoming increasingly brazen and increasingly removed from any kind of voter control, are going to mark the last stand before the whole system collapses and command and control Marxism is rebuilt atop the erstwhile free enterprise rubble.
Sorry if that sounds like too much of an overstatement. But it is what it is, and until we understand the magnitude of what is going on here, we’ll never be able to keep ourselves out of the inevitable police state because we’ll already be good and penned in before we even realize it’s happened.