It’s The 4th and Craziness Rules

It’s the 4th of July, a time all Americans get to celebrate the birthday of our country. People go camping, have cookouts and attend parades.

A new study has just come out from Harvard University about those parades, the study finds that July 4th parades energize only Republicans, turn kids into Republicans, and help to boost the GOP turnout of adults on Election Day.

TURNS KIDS INTO REPUBLICANS! Are they actually serious? I wonder how much federal money was spent on this gem, just an absolutely ridiculous report.

But it has been a busy week for the left in this state. In Milwaukee 354 teachers are now going to lose their jobs because the union refused to make concessions. The union knew that state aid was going to be cut with the new budget so the school board had asked the union to contribute 1.5% towards their pension earlier this year.  Surprisingly the union said no.

So now there is a $94,000,000 shortfall in the budget. But don’t fear  the unions have come up with a way for the teachers job to be saved, and don’t worry it does not involve any type of sacrifice on their part. They have figured out if the area businesses would just donate $94 million, all of their problems are solved.

And finally down in Racine there is a 4th of July parade and one of the floats is  going to be a reenactment of the 9/11 scene where the three firefighters were raising  the American flag. The tribute to the 300-plus firefighters killed in the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks was built by members of the Oak Creek Fire Department, including Gorniak, using parts donated by local businesses.It has been in storage for the past 10 years, so he thought it would be nice to bring it out on the 10th anniversary of the attack. He worked with the youth group at his church, Parkway Apostolic Church in Oak Creek, to rehab the float, and he contacted Racine officials about showcasing it in the city’s upcoming parade. Parade officials were thrilled with the idea and put Gorniak in touch with Racine fire officials.The chief was all for it but felt he needed to go through the union fort approval to get firefighters to march with it

The problem is that the man who owns the float is a Milwaukee-area fire lieutenant who  recently opted out of his  membership in the Wisconsin State Firefighters Association. When this was found out the members of the executive board of the Racine firefighters union ultimately decided not to support or march with his float.

Honoring our heroes on Independence Day should have nothing to do with paying or not paying union dues.

Enjoy the holiday weekend everyone!


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