Saturday, March 12, 2011

Public Worker Unions - What's All The Fuss About?

Many people are asking what's all the fuss about up in Wisconsin over public worker unions? Why all the arguing. Workers have rights! The government is busting up unions! They have no right to take away our rights! Raise our taxes! You can't take away our right to collective bargaining! It's un-American!

Really? Watch this short video for a simple explanation of what's going on, and watch for the revolution to roll out across America to take away the coercive power of public employee unions. And what's the driving force behind it all? Progressive politicians who have been on a trajectory since the early part of this century to grow government, tax continuously to give the government more and more power, and empower the people through unionization to keep the perpetual money machine flowing in their favor.

Wisdom is once again being enthroned in Wisconsin by Governor Scott Walker. His platform when he ran was to dethrone the public sector unions and stop the spending. He's doing exactly what he was elected to do. It requires political courage, the lack of which is still on display in Washington D.C. One hopes the American people will awaken to this secret combination that has almost overtaken us before it is too late.

Not surprisingly, the Gallup polling data suggests Republicans have a lot to say that is negative (by a 3-1 margin) about government employee unions, and Democrats (by a 2-1 margin) are mostly favorable when it comes to expressing their opinions. Everywhere we turn we see the well-defined polarization of the political policies of the two major parties. One thing neither has figured out until this year (the jury is still out on this one), is the growing disgust over the inability of our elected officials to understand the need for fiscal responsibility and their fiduciary duty to get the spending under control.

To say, as some do even now, that we are not in an immediate financial crisis and we do not have a spending addiction is like making sure you've got a good deck chair for tomorrow's sunrise on the Titanic instead of manning the lifeboats.

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