this morning's comic,
how do government officials think they can ask citizens to cut back and do without while at the same time they insist on playing 'gimmie more!' over and over - and with our tax dollars?
aren't they supposed to be the 1s setting the examples?
if they want to preach fiscal responsibility, shouldn't they be fiscally responsible themselves?
if we're being told this is a dire dire time, why are two cabinet secretaries refusing to live with the budget congress has provided them and instead insisted upon getting more money?
verizon workers are on strike. wsws is doing a great job covering the strike and this is from 1 of their articles on the strike:
Approximately 250 Verizon workers and retirees marked the 22nd anniversary of Gerry Horgan’s death Monday in a ceremony in Valhalla, New York. Horgan died in Valhalla in 1989 from injuries sustained on the picket line after being struck by a vehicle driven by a strikebreaker.
Horgan was killed during a four-month strike against NYNEX, one of the components that make up the present day Verizon. Some 45,000 Verizon workers are currently on strike against demands for $1 billion in concessions from the company.
Workers traveled to the small town, 25 miles north of New York City, from as far away as Albany. A memorial service is held each year, but numbers swelled this time, sharply reversing a declining trend. This year also brought out the police, who kept a watchful eye over the event, as they have over the strikers as a whole.
let's close with c.i.'s 'Iraq snapshot:'