the LORD delivers them in times of trouble.
The LORD protects and preserves them—
they are counted among the blessed in the land—
he does not give them over to the desire of their foes.—Psalm 41:1-2 TNIV
Of course, that means that the ones who don't regard the weak are in for a bit of a rough ride...which brings me to the point of this post, and I can't say it any better than Joel, so I won't try:
I want to be mean, but I’m not going to be.
Bypassing Democrats hiding out in Illinois, Wisconsin Senate Republicans voted Wednesday night to strip state workers of their collective bargaining rights.
Republicans voted 18-1 to pass the stripped-down budget bill in a hastily arranged meeting. None of the Senate Democrats were present.
Yes, I am. This is a coward move by the Koch Brothers funded Tea Party Governor of Wisconsin. This is dirty.
The only difference is I wouldn't have linked to fake news; I would have linked to a somewhat less biased source, say AP News.
And, to add to the insult, I just saw this:
And a recent Wall Street Journal analysis found that even though productivity rose 5.2 percent from mid 2009 to the end of 2010, wages increased by just 0.3 percent. That means only 6 percent of productivity gains were shared with workers. In past recoveries, that figure has averaged 58 percent. This time around, far more of the gains went to shareholders, in the form of profits, which are at record levels.
All I can say is in se curvatus. And who doesn't believe in total depravity?