public employees

Rewarding Public Employees With New Tax Hikes on the Private Sector

Steven Greenhut, The American Spectator

California's leaders believe that Californians should always pay more taxes. They have no problem with typical six-figure salaries and pensions for government employees, who basically rule the Capitol with an iron fist. They don’t care that California has unaffordable home prices due to their growth-control efforts or that the Census Bureau pins our poverty rate at a nation’s high level of 24 percent using their cost-of-living-based standard.

Puerto Rico Bailout Shows Corruption of Paul Ryan and Establishment GOP Leadership

One segment of the elite political class – Congress – is demanding that the taxpayers bailout another segment of the elite political class – Puerto Rican public employees. And Speaker Ryan wants your Congressman to to betray you, and indeed the very idea of a constitutional representative government, by asking rank-and-file members to remain silent, refrain from asking for a recorded vote, or leave the room when the time comes for a vote on the bailout bill.