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If you think Socialism is a good thing and we need to embrace it you need only look to France and their Riots and England and their economic break down, to see how truly naive you are.

We are on the path to all of this and the only way to slow it down and hopefully stop it is to end the Liberals control and begin to reverse the policies that were passed against our will.

We need to end Unions in all Government jobs and roll back the pay of all Government workers to be even with the public sector, with a few rare exceptions and they elude me now.

The pensions need to be cut in most cases in half or even more and like it or not, Congress the Senate and Obama should get hit very hard too.

Make the requirements for all Government pensions be age 65 for full reduced pension or 62 and you get only 75% regardless of time in position for al,l and Congress needs to have term limits not to exceed 12 years for Congress and the Senate, and no pension with less than 20 years in Federal office. Obama should not get over $100,000 per year in office and a pension of $40,000 for one term and $60,000 for two full terms and no office allowance once out of office and never more than two secret service people on his detail. No one ever tried to kill an ex that I can remember.

There also needs to be rules on how much vacation time a president can take, say two weeks a year and never more the 5 days at a time. Use of Air Force One need to be foe State business only and use in Campaigning and any personal trips should be out.

Speaker of the house should have to fly Commercial and unless it is required not requested all travel to and from home states should come out of their pockets and we should never have to pay for guests like when Obama's wife took 40 some people or however many on vacation.

These suggestions would save millions in no time at all.

France is going to get bloody before its over, and I hope to God it does not spread.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/wor...as-Sarkozy-believes-he-has-turned-corner.html

All are furious at the Senate's decision to approve new pension legislation which will see the retirement age rise from 60 to 62.

The reform, which was passed by the French Parliament's upper house on Friday, is part of President Nicolas Sarkozy's concerted attack on a social system which he believes has pushed the country to the verge of bankruptcy.

Despite French university students planning to march on Tuesday, and trade unions calling for their seventh one-day nationwide strike on Thursday, Mr Sarkozy is convinced he has turned a corner.
 

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Re: France braces itself for another week of protests as Sarkozy believes he has turn

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We need to end Unions in all Government jobs and roll back the pay of all Government workers to be even with the public sector, with a few rare exceptions and they elude me now. The pensions need to be cut in most cases in half or even more and like it or not, Congress the Senate and Obama should get hit very hard too.

I'm with ya' that government workers should not be unionized. It's a stacked deck. The bureaucrats sit at the bargaining table with their counterparts and give away the store. Private enterprise says, "No can do. We don't have enough profits." The government says, "No problem. We'll just raise taxes."

As to cutting pensions in half, the best one can do would be to have it apply "in the future." Pensions are contractual liabilities. All government pensions should have to be Defined Contribution Plans like the rest of the world. Right now, they're Defined Benefit Plans -- and that model is nothing more than a golden parachute.

Never more than two secret service people on his detail. No one ever tried to kill an ex that I can remember.

Maybe you didn't get the memo.

There also needs to be rules on how much vacation time a president can take, say two weeks a year and never more the 5 days at a time. Use of Air Force One need to be foe State business only and use in Campaigning and any personal trips should be out.

Reeeedickalos. #1 The President works 24/7. Who're you, Scrooge? As to Air Force One, pullleeeze. How can you even contemplate any President of the United States flying United Airlines? You are joking! Airline tickets for an entourage of 100 people . . . what do they do? Ship his armored cars FedEx? Check his "suitcase" in the overhead compartment?

Speaker of the house should have to fly Commercial and unless it is required not requested all travel to and from home states should come out of their pockets and we should never have to pay for guests like when Obama's wife took 40 some people or however many on vacation.

You cannot expect the Speaker of the House, second in succession to the Presidency, to fly coach.

These suggestions would save millions in no time at all.

In the scheme of things, except for the pensions, this is all pocket change.
 

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Re: France braces itself for another week of protests as Sarkozy believes he has turn

Amazing how extremely selfish these rioters and protesters are.
 

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The president flies on Air Force One because he can't fight a goddamned global nuclear war from Continental 418.
 

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Re: France braces itself for another week of protests as Sarkozy believes he has turn

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If you think Socialism is a good thing and we need to embrace it you need only look to France and their Riots and England and their economic break down, to see how truly naive you are.

You do know that France has not had a socialist government for decades right? Sarkozy is a conservative, as was Chirac before him.

We are on the path to all of this and the only way to slow it down and hopefully stop it is to end the Liberals control and begin to reverse the policies that were passed against our will.

LOL you are not even the same universe as this.

We need to end Unions in all Government jobs and roll back the pay of all Government workers to be even with the public sector, with a few rare exceptions and they elude me now.

Hmm.. so you are using the tired old "unions" are bad right wing talking points? Union membership in the US is pathetically low and no threat to your oh so most coveted private sector. Ironically, the French embrace trade unions even less than Americans...

http://www.worker-participation.eu/National-Industrial-Relations/Countries/France/Trade-Union

France 8%

http://www.allbusiness.com/labor-employment/labor-relations-labor-unions/13877611-1.html

US 12.3%

Go figure!

The pensions need to be cut in most cases in half or even more and like it or not, Congress the Senate and Obama should get hit very hard too.

So you are advocating stealing from people who have worked all their lives for these pensions? Some "conservative" you are advocating theft.

Make the requirements for all Government pensions be age 65 for full reduced pension or 62 and you get only 75% regardless of time in position for al,l and Congress needs to have term limits not to exceed 12 years for Congress and the Senate, and no pension with less than 20 years in Federal office. Obama should not get over $100,000 per year in office and a pension of $40,000 for one term and $60,000 for two full terms and no office allowance once out of office and never more than two secret service people on his detail. No one ever tried to kill an ex that I can remember.

And when are you gonna put the same things in place for the private sector? How about bankers bonuses? And like the SS is gonna tell you if there ever was a credible threat to a former President.

There also needs to be rules on how much vacation time a president can take, say two weeks a year and never more the 5 days at a time. Use of Air Force One need to be foe State business only and use in Campaigning and any personal trips should be out.

HAHAHA, where were you under Bush? You know that he pissed away at least 1/3 of his presidency on vacation right?

Speaker of the house should have to fly Commercial and unless it is required not requested all travel to and from home states should come out of their pockets and we should never have to pay for guests like when Obama's wife took 40 some people or however many on vacation.

How very selective of you.. not hitting any of your republican bedfellows with these policies. And Obama's wife's friends paid their own way.

These suggestions would save millions in no time at all.

Cutting pork spending could cut billions. Cutting military waste could cut 10s if not 100s of billions.

France is going to get bloody before its over, and I hope to God it does not spread.

OH we are talking about France.. kinda forgot that in your selective ramblings about the Obama administration. And of course it will get bloody.. the French actually protest in the streets when their government does something they see as wrong.. unlike you yanks that do nothing but lay down and accept things because it is "your people" that are in power at the time. Funny how there was no protests over spending during the Bush years, but as soon as Obama took office then it became a problem.
 
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Re: France braces itself for another week of protests as Sarkozy believes he has turn

-- If you think Socialism is a good thing and we need to embrace it you need only look to France and their Riots and England and their economic break down, to see how truly naive you are.

--snip--

France is going to get bloody before its over, and I hope to God it does not spread.

The thread title and those two sentences are about it as far as a "discussion" about France and it doesn't get very far even then.

If you want to discuss the US federal govt, why not simply create a thread about it?
 

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Re: France braces itself for another week of protests as Sarkozy believes he has turn

The thread title and those two sentences are about it as far as a "discussion" about France and it doesn't get very far even then.

If you want to discuss the US federal govt, why not simply create a thread about it?

So much easier to get people to read it if you are bashing France and Europe!
 

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Re: France braces itself for another week of protests as Sarkozy believes he has turn

You do know that France has not had a socialist government for decades right? Sarkozy is a conservative, as was Chirac before him.



LOL you are not even the same universe as this.



Hmm.. so you are using the tired old "unions" are bad right wing talking points? Union membership in the US is pathetically low and no threat to your oh so most coveted private sector. Ironically, the French embrace trade unions even less than Americans...

Trade Union / France / Countries / National Industrial Relations / Home - WORKER PARTICIPATION.eu

France 8%

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics: Union membership drops during 2009 | North America > United States from AllBusiness.com

US 12.3%

Go figure!



So you are advocating stealing from people who have worked all their lives for these pensions? Some "conservative" you are advocating theft.



And when are you gonna put the same things in place for the private sector? How about bankers bonuses? And like the SS is gonna tell you if there ever was a credible threat to a former President.



HAHAHA, where were you under Bush? You know that he pissed away at least 1/3 of his presidency on vacation right?



How very selective of you.. not hitting any of your republican bedfellows with these policies. And Obama's wife's friends paid their own way.



Cutting pork spending could cut billions. Cutting military waste could cut 10s if not 100s of billions.



OH we are talking about France.. kinda forgot that in your selective ramblings about the Obama administration. And of course it will get bloody.. the French actually protest in the streets when their government does something they see as wrong.. unlike you yanks that do nothing but lay down and accept things because it is "your people" that are in power at the time. Funny how there was no protests over spending during the Bush years, but as soon as Obama took office then it became a problem.
Pete celebrates the Frence but berates the Tea Party.
 

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Pete celebrates the Frence but berates the Tea Party.

No, I celebrate neither. I am just pointing out the hypocrisy of the US right and the Tea Party.
 
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