Commentary

Fred Schnaubelt

Schnaubelt, president of Citizens for Private Property Rights, has been a commercial real estate broker for 35 years and was a San Diego city councilman from 1977 to 1981.

Commentary

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee’s second-highest priority last week was equal pay for women. You may recall the hundreds of ads that Rep. Scott Peters’ campaign ran about women making only 77 cents for every dollar a man makes; President Barack Obama said the same thing in January.

O my America! my new-found-land,

Iraq is in turmoil, ISIL (Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant) insurgents are on the march toward Bagdad with reports of mass killings — 1,700 in one incident — and videos showing beheadings, including one claiming the head of a police captain was their World Cup soccer ball. Yes, you can see the video on the Internet.

“Did you know women are still paid less than men? Let's start with the pay gap. It's no secret that women still earn less than men — I wrote recently how even millennial women, while narrowing the divide, continue to earn less than their male counterparts. Today, women make up about half our workforce. But they still make 77 cents for every dollar a man earns. That is wrong, and in 2014, it's an embarrassment."

In their war against jobs, President Barack Obama and the Democrats are raising the minimum wage, knowing it will cost beginners their jobs. Why? Using Orwellian doublespeak, Democrats hope it will be a winning campaign issue and divert attention from the mess they have made of health care and the economy.

"It's not the people who vote that count. It's the people who count the votes." — Joseph Stalin

Resurgent San Diego labor unions have been getting publicity lately for their role in local elections. Two-thirds of San Diego’s population was born after the heyday of labor unions 50 years ago. All they know comes from what they’ve read. Unions claim they raise wages, reduce hours, improve working conditions and provide competent workers. But do they?

Not widely known, the White House and Capitol building were constructed in large part by blacks, some free, some not — along with immigrants who worked side by side without conflict.

We are just ending the worst real estate slump in 40 years. The most recent boom peaked in 2005-06 and then the bottom dropped out.

The incomprehensible murder of 20 children in Connecticut can no more be explained than why more than 5,000 children have cancer and are being treated at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.

Republicans in Congress are so stupid. President Barack Obama set the trap; they walked in. They think Obama’s demand to tax the “rich” is about increasing government revenues, even though he’s said it’s not. The Republicans will cave in again because government spending has shrunk only three times in 62 years: 1954, 1965 and lastly in 2010 when the tea party ascended. The Democratic Party has been the “party of the rich” for decades, led by rich media manipulators.

After losing his 99th consecutive game, Charlie Brown, the great American philosopher of "Peanuts," hangs his head.

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