Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Everything that Is Wrong with Public Sector Unions in Thirty Seconds

"Damn!  Dese union guys are good!  Why didn't I think of that?  Instead of buying each judge dey just buy the effing politicians who make-a da laws and appoint da judges.  I admire dem.  Dey make-a me look like an amatuer but dey took one page from my book:  Sometimes you gotta go to the streets and shed a little blood.  I like dat!"
When you distill all the rhetoric from self-serving union bosses like the very socialist Richard Trumka of the AFL-CIO or the equally socialist Andy Stern of SEIU and the self-serving politicians they support (99% of the time those are Democrats) the truth is that public sector unions are nothing more than a money laundering scheme used to funnel taxpayer money to Democrat politicians for their election and re-election campaigns.  In return those same politicians work to bring more public employees under the union umbrella which funnels more money into the union's coffers.

In order to ensure that the public sector work force is happy with their unions those same politicians, again normally Democrats, pander to the unions for which they owe their elected office by giving increasingly sweet pay raises and benefits during contract negotiations.  They aren't, after all, negotiating away the profits of a private sector company for which they work.  It's just tax dollars and they can always raise taxes by engaging in class warfare and pointing their fingers at "the rich."  But in the end we all know that it is every man who pays more taxes and not the rich.

Is it any wonder that the Democrats scream "campaign finance reform!" at the top of their lungs every couple of years?  Of course not!  They have an unlimited source of campaign money from the public sector unions who just happen to be exempt from those reforms.  Their goal has never been to reform campaign finance but only to limit the amount of money available to their opponents.  Slick, isn't it?

Oh, did I mention that the union bosses get very, very rich while heading worker's unions?

Follow the link for an excellent short course on why we need to do away with public sector unions.

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