Sean Hannity Owes Maxine Waters An Apology

Sean Hannity Owes Maxine Waters An Apology

Sean Hannity owes Maxine Waters an apology.

From The Hill:

Fox News host Sean Hannity on Thursday drew a line from comments made by Democratic Rep. Maxine Waters (Calif.) to the deadly shooting at a newspaper in Annapolis, Md.

During his daily radio show “The Sean Hannity Show,” the conservative host implied that Waters’s call for protesters to confront Trump administration staffers in public had resulted in the shooting, which left at least five dead, according to police.

“I’m not turning this into a gun debate, I know that’s where the media will be in 30 seconds from now,” Hannity said, addressing the attack.

“That’s not it. You know, as I’ve always said, I mean honestly — I’ve been saying now for days that something horrible was going to happen because of the rhetoric,” he said.

From Yahoo:

Sean Hannity took a moment during his radio show on Thursday to report about a shooting at Maryland’s Capital Gazette newspaper, which left five dead and several injured on Thursday.

The Fox News host said he had no interest in turning the matter into a gun issue, but rather singled out Rep. Maxine Waters and former President Barack Obama as those who were really at fault.

“I’ve been saying now for days something horrible will happen because of the rhetoric. Really Maxine?” said the Fox News host.

As it turns out, that shooting at that Maryland newspaper building had nothing to do with Maxine Waters.

Unless hate is a Conservative value and/or a Republican value, Conservatives and Republicans should rebuke Hannity.

It is one thing to criticize a horrid statement made by a member of Congress. It is another thing to hate that member of Congress to the point of falsely linking that person to murder.

This blogger is no fan of Maxine Waters, and he would like to see her leave Congress, the sooner the better.

Yet, her words did not cause a deranged man with an ax to grind to murder five people in a news room in Annapolis.

If Conservatives and Republicans can’t understand that Sean Hannity made an utterly false statement about Maxine Waters, then they are a sorry lot.

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The Beginning Of The End

The Beginning Of The End

Unions have been on borrowed time for quite a while.  As the economy moved away from heavy industry and relatively low skilled labor, the last bastion of Union Strength became the one area they should never have been tolerated in: Public Sector (i.e. government employees) Unions.  Even there they are losing membership and retain their wealth and political influence via their ability to charge agency fees to non-members.  That just ended.

  • The Supreme Court ruled 5-4 Wednesday in Janus v. AFSCME that nonunion workers cannot be forced to pay fees to public sector unions.
  • The case concerns whether public employees can be forced to pay so-called agency fees to fund the work of public sector unions.
  • Experts said that a holding in favor of Janus would be the most significant court decision affecting collective bargaining rights in decades.

By Tucker Higgins, CNBC

The Supreme Court ruled 5-4 on Wednesday in Janus v. AFSCME that nonunion workers cannot be forced to pay fees to public sector unions.

Janus, an employee at the Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services, asked the court last summer to overrule a 40-year-old Supreme Court decision. It found that public sector unions could require employees affected by their negotiations to pay so-called “agency fees,” which have also been called “fair share fees.”

Those fees, approved by the court in the 1977 case Abood v. Detroit Board of Education, cover collective bargaining costs, such as contract negotiations, but are meant to exclude political advocacy.

Janus argued that his $45 monthly fee to the American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees was unconstitutional. He said the fees infringed on his first amendment rights, and that, in the case of public employees whose contract negotiations are with the government, the fees were a form of political advocacy.

Long overdue.

The Government was, in effect, forcing their employees to financially support an organization which existed to lobby government.  No more.  Absent these funds taken by force from non-members the Public Sector Unions will rapidly lose money and political influence.

Even Franklin Delano Roosevelt viewed public sector unions as pernicious:

All Government employees should realize that the process of collective bargaining, as usually understood, cannot be transplanted into the public service.  It has its distinct and insurmountable limitations when applied to public personnel management.

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AFP-PA: SCOTUS Decision on Janus v. AFSCME is Win for Constitution and Public Employees

AFP-PA: SCOTUS Decision on Janus v. AFSCME is Win for Constitution and Public Employees

AFP-PA: SCOTUS Decision on Janus v. AFSCME is Win for Constitution and Public Employees

Jun 26, 2018 by AFP

Ruling will expand worker freedom by allowing public employees a choice in joining and funding a union

Harrisburg, Pa. – Today the Supreme Court ruled in favor of Mark Janus in the monumental case for worker freedom and free speech, Janus v. American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees (AFSCME). The decision overturned Abood v. Detroit Board of Education (1977), in which the Court ruled that unions can require public employees to pay fees to cover collective bargaining costs.

The Janus decision now expands worker freedom across the country, as more than five million public employees in 22 states that don’t have a Right to Work law, including Pennsylvania, are no longer forced to fund political advocacy without their consent.

Americans for Prosperity-Pennsylvania (AFP-PA) has long been an outspoken advocate for worker freedom, having held activist rallies, knocked on thousands of doors, and made hundreds of thousands of phone calls on the issue since 2014.

Americans for Prosperity-Pennsylvania State Director Beth Anne Mumford issued the following statement:

“This victory isn’t just a win for Mark Janus but a win for workers in Pennsylvania and across the country, too. All Americans have a stake in this decision. Forcing public workers to fund political activity to keep a job and support their family is not just unfair but also a violation of the bedrock principles enshrined by the First Amendment. This win vindicates our activists who have long and persistently asserted the fundamental right to free speech.”

Background:

At issue in this case was the power of labor unions to collect “fair share” or “agency fees” from public employees who have opted out of the union in their workplace.

Mark Janus is a public employee in Illinois that challenged the condition that public workers are required to pay fees to union officials as a condition of working for the government and serving the public. Janus argued because his employer’s collective bargaining directly affects public policy issues like pension liabilities, taxes, spending, and more that he should not be compelled to fund this lobbying and political speech.

For further information or an interview, reach Lorenz Isidro at LIsidro@afphq.org or 703.887.7724 

Americans for Prosperity (AFP) exists to recruit, educate, and mobilize citizens in support of the policies and goals of a free society at the local, state, and federal level, helping every American live their dream – especially the least fortunate. AFP has more than 3.2 million activists across the nation, a local infrastructure that includes 36 state chapters, and has received financial support from more than 100,000 Americans in all 50 states. For more information, visit www.AmericansForProsperity.org

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AFP-PA Responds to State Budget

AFP-PA Responds to State Budget

AFP-PA Responds to State Budget

Jun 22, 2018 by AFP

Harrisburg, Pa. – Americans for Prosperity-Pennsylvania (AFP-PA) on Friday commented on the $32.7 billion budget passed by the state legislature. The 2018-2019 budget is expected to be signed by Governor Wolf in the coming days.

The grassroots group on Tuesday issued a letter to state lawmakers listing key reforms that if enacted would provide Pennsylvania’s economy a much-needed boost. AFP-PA encouraged lawmakers to embrace the 2018-2019 budget as an opportunity to demonstrate to their constituents a commitment to fiscal discipline and long-term economic prosperity.

View the letter here.

AFP-PA State Director Beth Anne Mumford issued the following statement:

“We applaud lawmakers for advancing a budget that doesn’t include tax hikes and increases Educational Improvement Tax Credit funding to expand educational opportunities for families, but we are much less impressed with the accounting sleight-of-hand that permeates this budget.

“Borrowing in the previous fiscal year creates the illusion of balanced finances that must be accounted for eventually. Making budget deficits disappear through borrowing and accounting tricks instead of enacting meaningful reforms is a disservice to taxpayers who know that wasteful spending drives new taxes and more borrowing down the road.”

For further information or an interview, reach Lorenz Isidro at LIsidro@afphq.org or 703.887.7724 

Americans for Prosperity (AFP) exists to recruit, educate, and mobilize citizens in support of the policies and goals of a free society at the local, state, and federal level, helping every American live their dream – especially the least fortunate. AFP has more than 3.2 million activists across the nation, a local infrastructure that includes 36 state chapters, and has received financial support from more than 100,000 Americans in all 50 states. For more information, visit www.AmericansForProsperity.org

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