All my life I've been a believer in government and the ability of our lawmakers to pass legislation to deal with problems and make life better.
That belief has been shaken to its very core and I've come to the conclusion that we might be a whole lot better off with almost no government at all.
The most recent action that has destroyed my faith is the "special session" of the Wisconsin legislature. Gov. Scott Walker, who promised a "laser focus on jobs" called our state lawmakers into the special session to deal with jobs.
At the time I thought it was a great idea, although I had serious reservations about what kind of legislation our Republican majorities might come up with.
I needn't have worried.
They didn't do anything about jobs. They did stuff about guns and concealed carry. They spent a lot of time figuring out if guns could come into their workplace. They had intense debates about whether stores could sell liquor at 6 a.m., instead of the 8 a.m. That is the law now. They fought over butter vs. margarine.
They handled the issue of attorney fees and some nursing home stuff and kind of settled matters of redistricting and teacher discipline.
No jobs stuff.
When Walker ran for governor he promised to create 250,000 new jobs in his first four years. I doubt if he'll do it, but if he does, it looks like it's going to be in spite of the state legislature, not because of anything the did.
Because what they have done, as far as jobs go, is absolutely nothing.
I generally like Scott Walker and the changes he made to the budget, but there's a conceit in him saying that he's going to "create 250,000 jobs". I may be wrong on this, but i do not think Walker has worked in a for profit business in his adult life. So what would he possibly no about creating jobs. Our mayor has spent very little time in the private sector. Our county executive has been around business because his Dad was extremely successful. In other words, we have leaders who have no idea how decisions are made in the private sector and this is why they cannot implement policies that will help lead to job creation. Politicians do not create jobs. They can at best create policies that will encourage job creation.
On another note, why is this concealed carry stuff so controversial? 48 other states had a law like this.
I am so thankful to the wise Republicans for creating a job for me. I have begun my own handgun safety training company call PISS-TALL VENTURES LLC. My Staff and I will be training new pistol owners in our coarses on gun ownership.
Each class willl cost $100.00, and will not excede 5 minutes in length. It shoudn't take any longer then that, as I have never owned a gun or fired one. But hell, how difficult could it be? You put the bullets in and pull the damn trigger-dah!!
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