Jun 05, 2012 2:07 PM GMT
Collective bargaining for government employees can never survive much scrutiny. Their unions are by their nature in conflict with the interests of taxpayer. Unions use their numbers, their voting booth clout and their members’ dues to elect politicians who then return the favor in contract negotiations. Liberal good government types constantly advocate bans against government contracts for businesses that make significant campaign contributions to politicians. But they fall silent on the inherent conflict of interest in labor contracts negotiated by public employee unions and the politicians they help elect. Talk about a corrupt bargain — that’s the very definition of one.
Taxpayers have grown weary of financing generous benefits that most of them never see in their lives. President Barack Obama must recognize that voter attitudes on this are changing. Despite the appeals of Wisconsin Democrats for a big show of support, the closest Obama came to Wisconsin was flying over the state recently on his way to a fund-raising dinner in Minneapolis.
Walker never trailed in the polls but some surveys showed a tightening of the race in the final days. The voters have the final say Tuesday. They will decide whether Wisconsin will lead the nation in rescuing taxpayers from grasping government employee unions and the self-serving politicians who have appeased them by caving to their demands or return to policies that risk bankruptcy for government budgets, endangering vital government services and leaving taxpayers with the staggering bill.
riddler78 saidNo matter what happens public unions have lost in Wisconsin which is remarkable given that WI was the first state to allow public unions if I'm not mistaken.
CuriousJockAZ saidfreedomisntfree saidhttp://www.suntimes.com/news/huntley/12967643-452/wisconsin-govs-collective-bargaining-reforms-have-been-resounding-success.html
The result of today's recall election will be quite telling on many levels -- how do the people of WI really feel about Scott Walker, and probably foreshadowing things to come in November. On the other hand, the result of today's election could have a backlash that effects the course of other elections across the country.
jock_1 said And yet Wisconsin state union employees will continue to make more than the private sector, continue to receive better health care and continue to receive a life time pension. The gratitude they have shown with their tantrum recall and bitching and whining and feeling of entitlement towards the taxpayers of this state has been pathetic.
mocktwinkie saidjock_1 said And yet Wisconsin state union employees will continue to make more than the private sector, continue to receive better health care and continue to receive a life time pension. The gratitude they have shown with their tantrum recall and bitching and whining and feeling of entitlement towards the taxpayers of this state has been pathetic.
It is pretty outrageous isn't it. He gives them a decent haircut and they pretend that their head got chopped off.