Because I still watch the tubes,
My local transit authority is still on strike. Management, aided by friendly media, has definitely been winning the PR battle. Their basic strategy has been to announce daily that they are close to a deal, leaving it to the union to say, uh, no we aren’t.
Main issue seems to be concerns about the pension. Union wants an audit.
Everbody with a pension ought to be demanding one. That would be an issue if the axis powers of DC and New York actually were concerned about anyone in America’s future but their own.
It should boogle the mind’s of the boogleable minds that we are actually quibbling over 100 billion dollars a year in health care investments and not one of them ever, ever questions all the money thrown down the toilet in “national defense.” I refuse to believe that the rich and powerful are all a bunch of goobers, or just lining their fucking pockets off the largess, so throwing money away on shit that doesn’t work seems to be a feature not a bug.
So lets not kid ourselves about health care reform, or any other reform, unless it’s in China, that’s safe for Murican minds that are overboogled by crazy people whose sole purpose in life is to kill other people.