Some of the states experiencing the biggest fiscal crises are also the states with the most union members

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    Mar 10, 2011 6:23 PM GMT
    http://247wallst.com/2011/03/10/the-states-with-the-strongest-and-weakest-unions/

    The one conclusion that could fairly be drawn from 24/7 Wall St.’s Ten States With The Strongest And Weakest Unions is that public unions will face over the next two or three years the kind of erosion that private unions did in the last decade. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the percentage of public sector workers who are union members was 37.5% a decade ago and is more than 36.2% today. Local governments with low tax receipts will not be able to support current payrolls and benefits. The public worker unions will have to go to war to defend employee levels and health and pension benefits. The will of voters and legislators make it likely that the unions will lose a great deal of ground and lose it quickly.

    The 24/7 Wall St analysis of public and private membership is based on data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), Unionstats.com, and the U.S. Census Bureau. We examined total union membership rates among all workers in the fifty states and also union membership ratios in the public and private sectors. Union membership overall has dropped almost entirely because of private sector losses. Public sectors’ union employees, on the other hand, have held their own.

    The portion of the work population who are members of unions will continue to decline, if current events are any indication.
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    Mar 10, 2011 6:24 PM GMT
    That's simply not true. icon_rolleyes.gif
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    Mar 10, 2011 6:27 PM GMT
    Christian73 saidThat's simply not true. icon_rolleyes.gif


    Except that it is. icon_rolleyes.gif
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    Mar 10, 2011 6:38 PM GMT
    riddler78 said
    Christian73 saidThat's simply not true. icon_rolleyes.gif


    Except that it is. icon_rolleyes.gif



    Instead of cutting and pasting a story.....


    List the states riddler78...


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    Mar 10, 2011 6:47 PM GMT
    riddler78 said
    Christian73 saidThat's simply not true. icon_rolleyes.gif


    Except that it is. icon_rolleyes.gif



    how do you explain the budget issues in Texas, one of the first of the infamous "right to work" states" icon_question.gif
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    Mar 10, 2011 6:57 PM GMT
    southbeach1500 said
    rnch said
    riddler78 said
    Christian73 saidThat's simply not true. icon_rolleyes.gif


    Except that it is. icon_rolleyes.gif



    how do you explain the budget issues in Texas, one of the first of the infamous "right to work" states" icon_question.gif



    Illegal immigrants draining the state of money because the Obama administration refuses to secure the border.



    And more specifically their children who are now technically deemed "American citizens" and therefore overlooked. The hidden costs are having to be absorbed by taxpayers already struggling to fund schools for their own children, not to mention health care costs, foodstamps and social services.
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    Mar 10, 2011 7:00 PM GMT
    mocktwinkie said
    southbeach1500 said
    rnch said
    riddler78 said
    Christian73 saidThat's simply not true. icon_rolleyes.gif


    Except that it is. icon_rolleyes.gif



    how do you explain the budget issues in Texas, one of the first of the infamous "right to work" states" icon_question.gif



    Illegal immigrants draining the state of money because the Obama administration refuses to secure the border.



    And more specifically their children who are now technically deemed "American citizens" and therefore overlooked. The hidden costs are having to be absorbed by taxpayers already struggling to fund schools for their own children, not to mention health care costs, foodstamps and social services.



    Christian73 and Mocktwinkie....

    DID YOU KNOW...

    More illegals have been kicked out per year under the Obama Administration than under the Bush Administration?


    Or you guys just not that informed?

    How sad...you are so uninformed.
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    Mar 10, 2011 7:11 PM GMT
    southbeach1500 said...And.... more illegals have ENTERED via our southern border than ever before.



    could you please post your source of this statement icon_question.gif
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    Mar 10, 2011 7:14 PM GMT
    southbeach1500 said
    rnch said
    southbeach1500 said...And.... more illegals have ENTERED via our southern border than ever before.



    could you please post your source of this statement icon_question.gif


    Nope. Look it up yourself.
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    nope! you posted it. YOU prove it.

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    Mar 10, 2011 7:23 PM GMT
    rnch said
    southbeach1500 said
    rnch said
    southbeach1500 said...And.... more illegals have ENTERED via our southern border than ever before.



    could you please post your source of this statement icon_question.gif


    Nope. Look it up yourself.
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    nope! you posted it. YOU prove it.

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    Here you go riddler78, Christina, mocktwinkette

    By Peter Slevin
    Washington Post Staff Writer
    Monday, July 26, 2010

    In a bid to remake the enforcement of federal immigration laws, the Obama administration is deporting record numbers of illegal immigrants and auditing hundreds of businesses that blithely hire undocumented workers.


    The Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency expects to deport about 400,000 people this fiscal year, nearly 10 percent above the Bush administration's 2008 total and 25 percent more than were deported in 2007. The pace of company audits has roughly quadrupled since President George W. Bush's final year in office.



    That's one thing Republicans hate: FACTS
  • rnch

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    Mar 11, 2011 6:47 AM GMT
    southbeach1500 said
    rnch said
    southbeach1500 said...And.... more illegals have ENTERED via our southern border than ever before.



    could you please post your source of this statement icon_question.gif


    Nope. Look it up yourself.


    STILL waiting for southbeach jane to post her source of information...



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  • Webster666

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    Mar 11, 2011 7:21 AM GMT
    A) Union membership is certainly NOT the reason that any state is in a fiscal crisis.
    Wall Street crooks are the reason that the country is in a fiscal crisis.

    When the country is in a fiscal crisis, the Federal government has less money to give to the states. And, most states depend on getting that money instead of being financially responsible in the first place, and treating that money from the Federal government as a bonus.

    B) If I ran the circus, I'd have the Federal government hire the unemployed to build a "Berlin Wall" from sea to shining sea, all along the Mexican border.