Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Kirk Adams and Sal DiCiccio pass on the Kool-Aid in favor of a tall glass of Whine

And the Night Of Picking On Republicans continues... :)

On Thursday, the Goldwater Institute,  Arizona's corporate lobbyist organization masquerading as a right wing "think tank," will host Steven Greenhut, the writer of the anti-worker propaganda tome book called  Plunder: How Public Employee Unions are Raiding Treasuries, Controlling Our Lives and Bankrupting the Nation.

The "special guests" on Thursday?

- Sal DiCiccio, the member of the Phoenix City Council who was behind SB1322, the misbegotten proposal to privatize city services in Phoenix and Tucson (which passed the lege, only to be vetoed by Jan Brewer.  Turns out that she likes him as much as the rest of us. :) ).

- Kirk Adams, former Speaker of the Arizona House and current candidate for Congress (in a district to be determined later) and sponsor of a pension "reform" bill during this past session of the lege that erodes the pensions of public employees.

The name of the event is "How Public Servants Became our Masters & What We Can Do about It".

Wonder if anybody at GI noticed the irony there? 

Both DiCiccio and Adam have been, are, and will continue to be "public servants."

I'll leave it to blunter people than me to speculate on the quality and price tag to the public of that "public service" but the simple fact is that both of them collect publicly-funded paychecks or have in the past and are campaigning to do so in the future.

I have no question that Adams and DiCiccio will gloss over that little fact during their "discussion" but I do have one question -

Which one is going to bring the crackers, and which one will bring the cheese?

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