The facts are the man arrested for the shooting is tentatively a 'progressive'. He is 'anti-government' in the same sense as the Bolsheviks and anarchists of the early Communist movement and he claims his favorite book is "Mein Kampf", written by the leader of the National Socialist Party. His high school associates describe him as a 'leftist pot-smoker.' There is no reason he listens to conservative talk radio, and he doesn't seem to have any connection to anything remotely conservative politically other than he did buy a couple guns.
Those are facts, and are pertinent to conservatives.
He shot a Democrat - one who supports the right to own firearms and voted AGAINST Nancy Pelosi as Speaker of the House in the last election - and he's pretty nasty looking.
Those are the appearances that appeal to progressives.
For all their claims to 'intellectualism' liberals, progressives, leftists - and all the rest of those who seek to destroy the U. S. Constitution and establish a socialist paradise on Earth - are really pretty superficial.
So now the Obama Administration has decided they control pay levels.
Fox News reports it was not President Obama who came up with the pay control for bailout companies, but Pay Czar Kenneth Feinberg. It seems that Czar Feinberg has been granted authority from the President to make such decisions without input from any other authority. The President doesn’t second guess him, Congress has no oversight.
So how does an appointed official, appointed to a position created out of the air, get the authority to dictate pay levels of anyone? I know some supporter of the Obama Administration and other socialist goals will immediately try to argue about the excessive pay rates and bonuses of ‘fat cat’ executives. That is not the point. The point is, how does a government appointee who answers to no one get to unilaterally decide pay levels for anyone?
In a related story, Senator Charles “Chuckie” Schumer of New York is calling for governmental control of all salaries and pay rates.
Allow me to remind all the government, by virtue of owning majority holding of General Motors, Chrysler and several aspects of the finance industry, controls some thirty percent of the U. S. economy. If the Socialized Medicine program passes, that will raise government control to some forty-eight percent of the economy. The type of government in which the government owns the means of production is Socialism. That’s the definition. If the Obama Administration is not in fact Socialist, they’ll do until a real Socialist comes along.
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A bill put forward by Senator Charles Schumer – the Shareholder Act of 2009 – includes say on pay among a larger set of governance proposals. Support for the idea from the current administration is clear, as President Obama had already sponsored a say on pay bill while he was a senator during 2008.
If the Shareholder Bill of Rights Act were to be signed into law then say on pay would become a universal requirement for all listed companies."
— Senior Research Associate