Wednesday, May 30, 2012

New opinion piece

Conservatives try to understand progressive liberal positions. To conservatives, liberal positions are hypocritically, sometimes immoral or just plain foolish. Here are some questions that conservatives have about liberal contradictory positions.

How can liberals claim to be supporters of labor and unions when they support environmental restrictions that limit development and eliminate jobs?

How can liberals claim to support the expansion of the economy when they favor government regulations that limit entrepreneurship and when they tax profitable investments?

How can liberals claim to help citizens achieve the American dream when they punish financial success through the progressive income tax and laws that target certain groups?

How can liberals claim to be helping people in need when they support social welfare programs that make people dependent on the government and keep people in poverty?

How can liberals claim to be for equality of opportunity for all, when they promote racial, ethnic, and sexual favoritism by supporting affirmative action that only helps certain people?

How can liberals claim to favor the rights of children and families, yet they sanction the murder of children by supporting the practice of abortion through planned parenthood?

These are a few questions to think about when deciding who you want to vote for.

Randy Kubetz
Wisconsin Citizens Involvement

Friday, May 25, 2012

Four Stages of Mind Control

The Yuri Factor Four Stages of Mind Control  
by Patricia Aiken

One of the privileges of working at The Idaho Observer office is answering calls from subscribers. No matter how brief or long the conversation, the topic seems to invariably lead to the frustration of sharing truth. “Why can’t they see this? I showed them the paper, DVD, photos, websites”…fill in the blank. It’s safe to say we’ve all experienced this more often than we care to. When I stumbled upon videos of a KGB defector from lectures in the 1980’s, I finally understood. In fact, a colleague and I have a code word for this experience that doesn’t alleviate the frustration but does shorten the discussion. “Yuri.” That’s all we say now. So if you happen to call the office and we get to that point in the conversation, feel free to just say “Yuri”.
In 1984 G. Edward Griffin interviewed Yuri Alexandrovic Bezmenov. Born in 1939 in suburban Moscow, the son of a high ranking Soviet Army officer, he was educated in elite schools inside the Soviet Union. Bezmenov developed an expertise in Indian culture and languages. He went on to a career as a “journalist” for Novosti, which was and still is the press agency of Russia. It’s also a front for the KGB. After becoming totally disgusted with the Soviet system and at great risk to his life, Bezmenov defected to the West in 1970. He escaped disguised as one of the many hippies that had flocked to India for enlightenment. Ardently Pro-American, he began writing and lecturing on the subject of propaganda, disinformation, and ideological subversion.
Bezmenov explained that psychological warfare has little to do with James Bond style spies. Hollywood’s fascination with espionage films is romanticized to sell more advertising. “But in reality the main emphasis of the KGB is not in the area of intelligence at all.” He estimated only 15 percent of time, money and manpower is spent on Bond-type espionage, the other 85 percent is the slow process of ideological subversion or psychological warfare. The goal is to change the perception of reality of every American that “despite the abundance of information no one is able to come to sensible conclusion in the interest of defending themselves, their families, their community, and their country.” This tremendous brainwashing process goes very slowly and is divided into four basic stages. America is clearly in the last stages.

Stage One- Demoralization

It takes 15 to 20 years to demoralize a nation [i.e. corrupt morally]. This is the minimum number of years required to educate one generation of students by exposing them to enemy ideology. “In other words, Marxism-Leninism ideology is being pumped into the soft heads of at least 3 generation of American students without being challenged or counterbalanced by the basic values of Americanism; American patriotism.” The KGB’s activity was directed towards compiling huge amounts of information on individuals instrumental in creating public opinion. They included publishers, editors, journalists, actors, educators, political science professors, politicians and leaders in business. These individuals are divided into roughly two groups- those who would tow the Soviet foreign policy and those who would refuse. Those that go along are promoted to positions of power through media and public manipulation. Character or physical assassination awaits those that refuse. Even the pro-Marxist, when he has outlived his usefulness, is targeted for death or imprisonment. Bezmenov gives a handy tour of the Marxist foreign policy hit list- Nicaragua, Grenada, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Cuba and Vietnam. “Idealistic, leftist communists are the useful idiots; the leftists who are idealistically believing in the beauty of Soviet or Communist or Socialist or whatever system; when they get disillusioned, they become the worst enemies.” His KGB instructors specifically made the point, “never bother with leftists, forget about these political prostitutes - aim higher”. Large circulation, established conservative media, rich movie makers, intellectuals in academic circles are the goal. Cynical, ego-centric people, suffering from self-importance, who lack morals, are the most desirable recruits. In other words, the sociopath.
The first stage of psychological warfare has long been complete. Bezmenov pointed out that “America is stuck, even if you start right now this minute; you start educating [the] new generation of Americans - it will still take you 15 to 20 years to turn the tide of ideological perception of reality, back to normalcy and patriotism.
“The result? The result you can see -- most of the people who graduated in the 60’s, dropouts or half-baked intellectuals, are now occupying the positions of power in the government, civil service, business, mass media, and educational systems. You are stuck with them. You can’t get rid of to them. They are contaminated. They are programmed to think and react to certain stimuli in a certain pattern. You cannot change their mind even if you expose them to authentic information. Even if you prove that white is white and black is black, you still cannot change the basic perception and the logic of behavior. In other words [for] these people the process of demoralization is complete and irreversible. To rid society of these people you need another 15 or 20 years to educate a new generation of patriotically minded and common sense people who would be acting in favor and in the interests of United States society.”
The good news, if there is any, is the psychological shock when the idealists see “what the beautiful society of equality and social justice means in practice, obviously they will revolt. They will be very unhappy, frustrated people, and Marxist Leninist regime does not tolerate these people. Obviously they will join the [ranks] of dissenters; dissidents. Unlike the present [1984] United States there will be no place for dissent in future Marxist-Leninist America.
“The demoralization process in the United States is basically completed already for the last 25 years [50 years]. Actually, it’s over fulfilled because demoralization now reaches such areas where not even Comrade Andropov and all his experts would even dream of such tremendous success. Most of it is done by Americans to Americans thanks to lack of moral standards. As I mentioned before, exposure to true information does not matter anymore. A person who was demoralized is unable to assess true information. The facts tell nothing to him, even if I shower him with information, with authentic proof, with documents and pictures. Even if I take him by force to the Soviet Union and show him the concentration camps...he will refuse to believe it.... until he is going to receive a kick in his fat bottom. When the military boot crashes - then he will understand, but not before that. That’s the tragedy of the situation of demoralization.”

Stage Two- Destabilization

“At this stage, [the] subverter does not care about your ideas and the patterns of your consumption. Whether you eat junk food and get fat and flabby doesn’t matter anymore. “It only takes 2 to 5 years to destabilize a nation. This time what matters is essentials; economy, foreign relations, [and] defense systems. And you can see it quite clearly that in some... sensitive areas such as defense and [the] economy, the influence of Marxist-Leninist ideas in the United States is absolutely fantastic. I could never believe it 14 years ago when I landed in this part of the world that the process will go that fast.”

Stage Three- Crisis.

This is where we are today. “It takes only up to 6 weeks to bring a country to the verge of crisis. You can see it in Central America now [1984]; and after crisis, with the violent change of power structure and economy.”

Stage Four- Normalization

“After the crisis, following the violent change of regime, structure and economy, comes what is called the phase of normalization, which can last indefinitely. Normalization is an expression of great cynicism, after the Soviet propaganda. When the tanks invaded Czechoslovakia in 1968, Brezhnev said: Now the situation is normalized in Czechoslovakia.” Normalization includes promises of “all kinds of goodies, and paradise on Earth. To destabilize your economy, to eliminate the principle of free market competition; and to put a big brother government in Washington D.C.; with benevolent dictators like [1984] Walter Mondale [2008 Obama] who will promise lots of things. Never mind whether the promises are fulfilled or not. He will go to Moscow to kiss the bottoms of a new generation of Soviet Assassins. He will create false illusions that the situation is under control. Situation is NOT under control. Situation is disgustingly out of control. Most of the American politicians, media, and educational system train another generation of people who think they are living at the peacetime. False. United States is in a state of war; undeclared, total war against the basic principles and foundations of this system. And the initiator of this war is not Comrade Andropov of course - it’s the system. However, ridiculous it may sound, [it is] the world Communist system, or the world Communist conspiracy. …Unlike me, you have literally several years to live on unless United States wake up. The time bomb is ticking. With every second the disaster is coming closer. Unlike me, you will have nowhere to defect to, unless you want to live in Antarctica with penguins. This is it; this is the last country with freedom and possibility.” In 1984, Bezmenov felt America needed a large national effort to educate people in the patriotic sense of values with an explanation of the real danger of a socialist, communist, Big Brother state welfare system. His words were indeed prophetic. “If people fail to grasp the imminence of this danger and this development, nothing will help the United States. You can say goodbye to your freedoms. All your freedoms disappear; they will be charred in a few seconds- and with your precious lives.” His last admonition was to force the government- “and I do not mean send letters, petitions, or other noble and beautiful work of this kind- I’m talking about forcing the government to stop aiding communism.”

A Relatively Concise Brett Kimberlin Timeline

It’s Friday!  You know what that means?  It’s Everybody Blog About Brett Kimberlin Day!
You might want to poke around Lee’s site to see what else he has to say about Kimberlin.  It’s a lot.  We’re really lucky to have a big name like him investigating Kimberlin’s past.  Lee also notes Kimberlin is a dangerous guy; let us never forget that.
Also, Smitty over at The Other McCain has an important post about why this event matters.  It’s about freedom of speech, people!

So my effort is to give you a brief timeline of events during the investigation into the Speedway bombing, with some explanation.  I’ve taken this info from four basic articles, which you can find here, here, here, and here .  I’m offering this information only as reporters did at the time of the trial and later, so that you understand what leads the police were following.

1978: Brett Kimberlin owns a health food store/vegetarian restaurant in Broad Ripple.  Police believe the store may be a front for drug trafficking and have Kimberlin in their sights.

July 29, 1978: Julia Scyphers is murdered.  She answered a knock at her front door; a man inquired about some items she had available at a recent yard sale.  Julia led him out to the garage.  She was shot once in the back of the head.  Her husband caught a glimpse of the man at the door and saw the getaway car speed away from their home.  At first, investigators are stymied as to why Scyphers was murdered, as she seemed to have no enemies, save one: Brett Kimberlin, her daughter Sandra’s employer and boyfriend.  Kimberlin seemed to have a less than wholesome interest in one of Julia’s granddaughters.

Sept 1- 6, 1978: Eight bomb blasts ring through Speedway, Indiana  The final blast injures Carl DeLong and his wife.  The police suspect that the bombings were intended to distract the police from the Scyphers’ murder case; however, between 50 and 100 ATF agents descend on Indianapolis to assist local police with the investigation.

Sept 20, 1978: Kimberlin is picked up by Army investigators when a print shop owner alerts them about a suspicious customer.  Kimberlin is wearing a security guard’s uniform with DoD insignia and asking for copies of military drivers’ licenses and other materials to be made.  When officers arrive, he attempts to hide the incriminating evidence by eating it.  As a result of this, investigators decide to hold him overnight.

Sept 21, 1978: With search warrants in hand, investigators search Kimberlin’s 1970 Impala, which he drove to the print shop the day before; they find bomb-making materials, including timers which match those found at the scene of the Speedway bombings.  At the same time, another team of investigators searches a Jackson County property owned by the Kimberlin family.  There they find a buried steel tank containing 1000 lbs of marijuana, along with Tovex used to blast the rock to install the underground tank.  This Tovex will later link Kimberlin to other incidents.

Nov 17, 1978: Investigators interview Sandra Barton (Julia Scyhphers’ daughter and employee/girlfriend of Kimberlin).  That same night, at a nearby Burger Chef restaurant, four employees are kidnapped and murdered.  Their bodies are found two days later, two shot execution style, one stabbed to death so viciously the blade broke off inside the body, and one died from blunt force trauma to the head.  No known motive exists, nor were the suspects ever found.  There were rumors one of the employees may have been involved in a drug deal.  Investigators suspected this might have been the work of Kimberlin and his associates, but they were never charged.  The murders remain unsolved to this day.
In an attempt to build a case against him, Kimberlin is still free.

Feb 8, 1979: Local authorities receive a tip from Texas border agents about a group of suspects they’ve rounded up.  Among them are Brett Kimberlin and his pilot, Robert Scott Bixler.  The group is released but placed under surveillance.

Feb 16, 1979: Kimberlin and his associates are at a secret airstrip they’ve carved out in the Texas desert, awaiting a shipment of Columbian marijuana.  They are being watched by local and federal agents.  The plane is unable to land, due to heavy fog, and dumps its million dollar cargo over a 125 mile area.  Texas agents recover the bales of pot, while Kimberlin and his gang are arrested.  Kimberlin will later claim he was simply riding around out in the desert when cops picked him up for no reason.
Armed with photos of the drug crew, investigators show the images to Fred Scyphers, who recognizes William “Bill” Bowman as the man who came to his front door on July 29, 1978, luring his wife to her death.
Kimberlin and Bowman are still free, after being charged for the Texas “pot bombing” incident.

Feb 27, 1979: Based on Fred Scyphers’ identification of him, Bowman is arrested for the murder of Julia Scyphers.  Investigators hope that Bowman will admit that Kimberlin was behind the hit on Scyphers.
Feb 28, 1979: A federal grand jury indicts Kimberlin in the Speedway bombing case.

Mar 11, 1979: Sandra Barton’s sister, Patricia — who lives in Texas — contacts authorities to report she found a sack hidden in her backyard.  The contents of the bag — blasting caps, blue-and-white Mark Time timers, an AR-15 rifle and 14 plastic-covered sausages of Tovex 200 with factory markings — further connect Kimberlin to the Speedway bombings and the Tovex used to blast away rock for the buried steel tank at the Jackson county property.  Informants state they saw Kimberlin plant the bag, in an attempt to frame Patricia and her husband for the Speedway bombings.  (Sandra Barton’s daughters were now living with Patricia.)

Mar 14, 1979: Fred Scyphers dies of cancer.  With his death, the case against Bowman in the Scyphers murder collapses.

Nov, 1979: Kimberlin enters a guilty plea for charges related to the Texas marijuana smuggling case and is sentenced to 4 years.

Sept, 1980: Kimberlin is tried for the Speedway bombing incident.  A federal jury is unable to reach a decision on the bombing, but does convict him for impersonating a federal officer.  He receives a 12-year sentence.

October 15, 1981: Kimberlin is found guilty of the Speedway bombings and receives a 50-year sentence.

February 23, 1983: Carl DeLong, victim of the final Speedway blast, commits suicide.  He was in constant pain as a result of his injuries.  Later that year, DeLong’s wife, Sandra, won a $1.6 million settlement from Kimberlin, which she never collected.

October/November 1988: Kimberlin launches himself into the national spotlight by claiming a week before the elections that Vice Presidential candidate Dan Quayle purchased marijuana from him on a regular basis, back in the early 1970s.  This story gets picked up by Nina Totenburg and many media outlets — television networks, newspapers, and news magazines — all of whom seek interviews.  The prison first insists that there should be a press conference where all reporters may ask their questions, rather than separate interviews, but the press conference never takes place.

This is the basis for the “political prisoner” charge Kimberlin would later make, as well as the reason he became a romantic hero among the movers and shakers of the left, who feel the 1988 election was “stolen” because of this incident.

In 1991 and ’92, in order for the election not to be “stolen” again, various leftists begin flogging the Kimberlin/Quayle drug story, among them Gary Trudeau.

In 1994, Kimberlin is paroled, after serving about 13 years of his 50-year sentence. Because he made no effort to pay the DeLong judgment, his parole was revoked in 1997 and he went back to prison for about four more years  He was finally released in 2001.

This last bit is just me asking some questions, based on the timeline I’ve laid out.  It’s purely speculation, and is offered as such, not as demonstrable fact.

1994… I wonder who was President at that time?  And wasn’t there a drug trafficking story in Clinton’s background, as well?  Makes you wonder, doesn’t it?  Could Kimberlin’s early release have been a “thank you” for helping Clinton win the election?

I don’t know, I’m just asking questions here.

This article may be freely reposted all or in part.  Because we want the word spread far and wide about the kind of person Brett Kimberlin is.

Update: While my post deals with events in Brett Kimberlin’s past, Patterico’s blog has a new post about what wee Brett and his friends have been up to more recently.  It’s a long read but worthwhile, because it gives you a very good idea of the kind of people we’re dealing with.  Dangerous people

Monday, May 21, 2012

My piece for the paper: What are these elections realy about.

Are you aware what these “recall” elections are really about? What are this November's national elections all about? It is not about choosing between Democrats or Republicans. These elections are a choice between a big government (Socialism or Communism) or a limited small government (Constitutional Republic). If you are not sure what this means to you here are a few quick examples to get you thinking.

Think: Do you either want a government run health care system where you will rely on the government to pick what is right for you and what tests your doctor should run, or, you choosing what is right and you talking with your doctor to determine the tests you might need for the best course of action?

Decide: Do you want the big unions, backed by the government, deciding state policies and rules or do we the people choosing the individuals we hire for government jobs and set the rules. Do we allow the unions to “protect” their people regardless of what they do on the job or allowing people to be fired for doing things that are obviously wrong.

Choose: Do you allow the government to decide what is the right type of speech or do you want truly free speech where people can say stupid things (which in turn tells you all about them). When speech is censored it does not allow us to see the real individual. Allowing people to speak their mind tells us what we need to know about them.

Consider: Do you want government-run businesses where they never fail and get “bailed out” or a free market where if you run a business poorly it goes out of business and someone else is allowed to take their place if that business is truly needed. This goes along with the government choosing solar and wind companies that fail because it is based on something people do not want and is not sustainable or do you allow the free market to explore other alternatives like natural gas or hydrogen because they might work better.

There are many more examples, but ultimately, you need to decide what you really want our country to be. Do you always want others to decide your future or are you in control of your life? Do you want to rely on a big lumbering government to always be there for you or allow local people to help one another and to choose what is right for their community? Do you want the government to run just one approved church or allow people to have choices on which religion they practice (this is why our forefathers left Europe originally).

May I suggest you read the book “The 5000 Year Leap” or, if you have time, read “Atlas Shrugged.” Your local library has these books. They will help you decide what you want your choices to be about, because choosing between these types of government will affect your life and the lives of your children. Please feel free to call me if you want to discuss this further, or if you would like to meet. I am in the phone book.

I close with a quote from Ayn Rand: “Government "help" to business is just as disastrous as government persecution...the only way a government can be of service to national prosperity is by keeping its hands off.”

Randy Kubetz
Wisconsin Citizens Involvement

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Gas Prices under Obama

Obama Inserts Himself Into Other Presidents’ Bios

Obama Inserts Himself Into Other Presidents’ Bios: 

• On Feb. 22, 1924 Calvin Coolidge became the first president to make a public radio address to the American people. President Coolidge later helped create the Federal Radio Commission, which has now evolved to become the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). President Obama became the first president to hold virtual gatherings and town halls using Twitter, Facebook, Google+, LinkedIn, etc.

• In a 1946 letter to the National Urban League, President Truman wrote that the government has “an obligation to see that the civil rights of every citizen are fully and equally protected.” He ended racial segregation in civil service and the armed forces in 1948. Today the Obama administration continues to strive toward upholding the civil rights of its citizens, repealing Don’t Ask Don’t Tell, allowing people of all sexual orientations to serve openly in our armed forces.

• President Lyndon Johnson signed Medicare signed (sic) into law in 1965 — providing millions of elderly healthcare stability. President Obama’s historic health care reform law, the Affordable Care Act, strengthens Medicare, offers eligible seniors a range of preventive services with no cost-sharing, and provides discounts on drugs when in the coverage gap known as the “donut hole.”

• On August 14, 1935, President Roosevelt signed the Social Security Act. Today the Obama administration continues to protect seniors and ensure Social Security will be there for future generations.

• In a June 28, 1985 speech Reagan called for a fairer tax code, one where a multi-millionaire did not have a lower tax rate than his secretary. Today, President Obama is calling for the same with the Buffett Rule.

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Strong numbers for Gov Walker

Amazingly that the four Dem candidates combined for 646,076 votes while Walker pulled 613,597 votes. The strong showing for Walker, when he really did not need people to show up, is a great sign for keeping him in office and showing the country that the recall was really a sham put on by a minority of voters. Let us all help you candidates and make sure you vote on June 5th.

Friday, May 4, 2012

Interesting article written by Glenn Grothman

Collective Bargaining Repeal: The Best Thing That Ever Happened to Wisconsin Schools
The repeal of much of Wisconsin’s collective bargaining law with regard to many of Wisconsin’s public employees has not been adequately explained. This repeal will do more to improve the quality and lower the cost of Wisconsin government than anything else we’ve done. There are approximately 275,000 government employees in the state of Wisconsin. About 72,000 work for the state, 38,000 for cities and villages, 48,000 for counties, 10,500 (full time equivalent) for technical colleges, and 105,229 for schools.  Only half of state employees are unionized, but almost all school employees are.
As you can see, the biggest impact will be on Wisconsin’s schools. Since my office has received the most complaints from school teachers, let’s look at how collective bargaining affects both the cost and quality of our schools.
Under current law, virtually all conditions of employment have to be spelled out in a collectively bargained agreement. Consequently, it is very difficult to remove underperforming school teachers. It may take years of documentation and thousands of dollars in attorney fees to fire a bad teacher. Is it right that two or three classes of second graders must endure a bad teacher while waiting for documentation to be collected? Just as damaging is the inability to motivate or change the mediocre teacher who isn’t bad enough to fire. Good superintendants are stymied when they try to improve a teacher who is doing just enough to get by.
While most teachers care about their students, some only “teach to the contract.” An elementary school teacher’s contract may require just seven hours and forty-five minutes a day in school. If the principal wants to have a meeting after school to discuss curriculum, or requests a meeting with parents of a troubled student, a teacher could say that this is not in the contract. Recall the recent flare-up when Fond du Lac teachers objected to having to work eight hour days.
Another problem affecting our schools’ quality is that payment for individual teachers is not based on merit but on a union negotiated pay schedule. A mediocre teacher with a master’s degree and additional college credits gets more money than a superior teacher who doesn’t have as many college credits. This is clearly unfair, and destroys healthy incentives that would encourage teachers to be more effective.
If enrollment drops, teachers must be let go. In practice, this means that collective bargaining causes the better teachers with less seniority to be laid off. If that’s not bad enough, a teacher who has never taught third grade may get to move ahead of a good third grade teacher because of union bumping rights. You also have to ask the union for permission to “share” a teacher with another school district if you want to give students more options. If you want to borrow another district’s teacher for a day to offer Mandarin Chinese, you must ask the union to sign off. The same could be true of offering new electives online for particularly gifted and talented students.
It has been well reported that, under collective bargaining, districts have been stuck with the teacher union insurance company which can cost $3,000 or more per teacher than a plan that is virtually identical to that which another company is willing to provide. Switching to Health Savings Accounts like the private sector is out of the question.
The teachers union must agree to changes in the schedule.  If a school district wants to set their schedule so that it is the same as private schools to save money on school bussing, the union must sign off. 
A teacher may be entitled to 13 paid personal days. All this for employees who may only be required to work 190 days a year in the first place. There is also the cost of time spent negotiating seventy page contracts.
Clearly, collective bargaining penalizes schools and students, costs an exorbitant amount of money, and lowers the quality of education in Wisconsin. The same story could be told for tech schools, cities, counties, and the state. Tech schools may have to pay the same amount for teachers in very different fields. If such a school needs to offer a good salary to attract talented teachers for dental hygiene or tool and die, that’s understandable. Must Milwaukee Area Technical College, however, pay well over $100,000 to teach someone how to pass their GED? The compensatory problems that are a problem in our K-12 system hurt our tech schools, in my opinion, even more.
Counties or cities may want more flexibility to transfer employees between departments. Why should a local government not be able to switch people from roads to parks? Racine County was sued by the union for using jail inmates to do landscape work on medians. Volunteers have been unable to help out because of union contracts.
The removal of collective bargaining in prisons will also save money. Under collective bargaining, guards could call in sick on first shift and work overtime on second shift. Similar to counties, you could not shuttle people back and forth between job descriptions. If a prisoner must go to the hospital, the prison may have to send a transporter who is on overtime to take the prisoner to the hospital rather than an extra prison guard who is not in the prison at that time.
Franklin Roosevelt originally said that unions and government do not mix. After reviewing some union contracts, I can see why. Jimmy Carter, a Democrat backed by a Democratic Congress, greatly reduced collective bargaining for federal employees via the Civil Service Reform Act. Even President Obama has not tried to restore these rights. Massachusetts Democrats recently passed a bill divesting government employees of the power to collectively bargain most health-care benefits.
While we did not eliminate collective bargaining, we certainly reduced its scope in Wisconsin. As a direct result, the cost savings are significant at all levels of government. (Cost savings to schools from having school employees pay a small part of their health insurance and pension costs more than offset the mild reduction in education funding.) But, the most important benefit will be an improvement in the quality of our schools as efficiency, personnel decisions, compensation decisions and methods of teaching children will not be subject to union meddling and obstruction.

Photo Gallery: East Germany's Transformation

Please look at these amazing pictures of the old Communist East Germany and what it now looks like under the Capitalism of Germany. The images are an amazing transformation and shows how much better Capitalism is for society.

Please share this with anyone who thinks Communism or Socialism is better than Capitalism.