Uncivil Unions

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As Obama rakes in historic campaign contributions from Wall Street money, liberals claim Republicans are beholden to “the rich.” However that may be, it is far more true, and far less remarked upon, that the Democratic Party is the party of public sector unions.

And now, the nation watches helplessly as public sector unions and their Democratic allies say to Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker: Nice state you got there, governor. Be a shame if something bad happened to it.

For Democrats, the purpose of government is to generously provide jobs for people who otherwise couldn’t be hired — because their skills, attitude or sense of entitlement are considered undesirable in the private sector. And no, I’m not just talking about Barack Obama.

Democrats use taxpayer money to fund a government jobs program, impoverishing the middle class and harming the people allegedly helped by the programs — but creating a vast class of voters who owe their jobs to the Democrats.

This is a system designed to ratchet up costs. Look at the history of every entity where public employees have unionized, and you will find that not only are government workers paid more, but there are also a lot more of them doing a lot less useful work.

There could be two students per class, and the Democrats would still be campaigning for “smaller class size,” so that the government would be required to hire more public school teachers to staff classes with one student. For Democrats, the purpose of public education in this country is not to teach children; it’s to create jobs for “educators.”

Forget the nonsense about working men with dirt under their fingernails, slugging it out at dangerous jobs with a heartless management riding them to get more production at lower wages –- those guys are what liberal journalist Harold Meyerson calls “dead weight.”

We’re talking about government employees, most of whom — when they show up to work at all — sit in comfortable, air-conditioned offices, kick off at 3 p.m., are entitled to endless sick days, personal days and holidays, whose performance can never be evaluated and who retire at age 50. (Again, I’m not focusing just on Barack Obama here.)

Government employees are even worse than welfare layabouts. In a triple-whammy for the taxpayer, they are: (1) hideously expensive, (2) impossible to fire, and (3) doing things you don’t want done at any price.

Hey, guess what? I’m from the government, and I can burn down your garage for $300!

NO! I’M NOT INTERESTED!

OK, fine, I’ll do it for you for $20.

BUT I DON’T WANT MY GARAGE BURNED DOWN AT ANY PRICE!

OK, the guys with the matches and gasoline will be by sometime between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. one day next week.

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  • davarino

    Amen, we have to stop the mob from ruling us. What do we do when everyone works for the government? Who will pull this wagon? Everyone will leave and let you dummies feed off of each other. Then what?

    We have to do this. Now is the opportunity.

  • http://theoldgeek.com Bob Madden

    I think Michael Moore was very clear about the way the left thinks recently. He stated quite clearly that everyone's money, resources, etc was all community property to be used for the good of all. No doubt he would have us replace the stars, and stripes with the hammer, and sickle?

    • Wideband

      Except for his of course. He gets to keep his mansion, his millions and his shares of Halliburton stock.

    • sodizzy

      He truly has no idea how money is created….through goods and services. Even though he himself has done it and very successfully, he is obviously ignorant of the way free enterprise works.

  • Lori

    They Seem So Selfish they are to be Union! Can They Solve Any Problems Together? I Thought They Were Union? They Seem To Be Lost In A Wilderness,

  • USMCSniper

    Even FDR recognized this: "All Government employees should realize that the process of collective bargaining, as usually understood, cannot be transplanted into the public service. It has its distinct and insurmountable limitations when applied to public personnel management. The very nature and purposes of Government make it impossible for administrative officials to represent fully or to bind the employer in mutual discussions with Government employee organizations. The employer is the whole people, who speak by means of laws enacted by their representatives in Congress. Accordingly, administrative officials and employees alike are governed and guided, and in many instances restricted, by laws which establish policies, procedures, or rules in personnel matters."

  • sodizzy

    Ever since I was 16 (over 50 years ago) I knew that unions were bad news. I watched the SF Longshoremen and Harry Bridges demand ever more all the time. No compromise.

    It seemed they held the community as prisoners somehow. I am hoping this negative hold,. always complaining that they don't get enough when in reality they are doing well.

    I believe that an objective study of their roots will reveal the communist/socialist beginnings and influence.

  • Mahdi Al-Dajjal

    Hello, from my bunker outside of Panama.

  • voted against carter

    I live in the metro Detroit aria. Have been indirectly and directly involved with ALL three car companies since 1983.

    Unions AND management are BOTH responsible for their demise.

    Of the "big Three" Ford has all ways been the most hostile to the UNIONS.

    And funny how that worked out for them in the long run as they are the only
    one of "the Big Three" that is viable financially and STILL A PRIVATE company.

    Having said that,…

    Union Dues are nothing more that LEGAL EXTORTION.

    If you want a JOB,… you HAVE to join the UNION,.. AND you HAVE to PAY DUES.

    WI legislature is making dues optional.

    It IS one of the things the UNIONS are trying to stop.

    When I was in Unions If I could have NOT payed dues I wouldn't have payed it.

    I HATE UNIONS. You want UNIONS??

    Fine.

    Go get a job in DETROIT. Oh,.. wait you can't.

    THERE ARN'T ANY!!!

    AND THE REST OF AMERICA pretty soon too.

    Thanks UNIONS. AFL-CIO, UAW, SEIU, TUA, WGA.

    UNIONS are Destroying America.

    Look at Detroit MI to see what the UNION's AND the DemocRAT party have planned for America.

    A ONCE Great American City COMPLETELY DESTROYED
    BY the DemocRAT Party and their UNION masters.

    WAY to go AFL-CIO, UAW, AFT,TUA, WGA and SEIU.

    This IS what they WILL do to YOUR town if you LET them.