Making it rain in Wisconsin

Posted by Troy on 17th February 2011 in Current Events, Political

If you’ve been watching the news, you’ve seen the protests in Wisconsin over the state wishing to say “no more” to the Unions.  It is finally time for us to really look at this.  Unions are a major reason why we are in the mess we are in.

When Unions started off, they were very good thing indeed.  It was really the only way a worker could get a fair shake in the labor market.  They were subject to pitiful wages and hazardous working conditions (although some of this has been greatly exaggerated by authors of the time who were trying to make a point).  However, as my dad always says, then money got involved, and it all went to shit.

Do you really think the Union leaders give a damn about the workers now?  No, they are more interested in their union dues and their conferences in the Bahamas and what not.  They don’t care.  It’s all about the stacks.  It’s all about the paper.  It’s all about the money.  Plain and simple.  What started off as a good thing just became about the money.

In particular, we should be against any unionization of state workers.  Unions are supposed to protect workers from unfair labor practices.  Are we really going to argue that the government is a bad employer?  Also, it used to be that people went to work for the government because it was a stable job with good benefits.  It may not pay much, but there was security.  However, the unions just keep milking and milking the budget, and now they make more than the rest of us, and guess who gets to pay for it?  Yep, the rest of us.  They play on our emotions.  “Surely, firefighters and police and teachers should be paid more.  Look at how important their job is!”  Meanwhile, unions actively protect inept teachers who are, in turn, making our children inept as well.

To make matters worse, the Democrats there have absconded.  They have left their duty behind to obstruct the legislative practice.  Fascists love this tactic.  Bending the rules and exploiting loopholes to achieve their ends.  Can we have just one real man there?  One man who will stand up and proclaim his point and weather the storm?  No, they run away like children, like cowards.  The fact of the matter is that the people of Wisconsin voted.  If the people disapprove of the job the Republicans do, then the Democrats will trounce them in the next election, and they can restore bargaining rights and give them raises and dance in an orgy of spending and debt as they make it rain for the union leaders like strippers in a sleazy club as they buy the Union vote yet again.

Therein shows the real fear.  The Democrats and Unions know that people are going to approve of it.  It is going to break the Union’s power over the Democrats, it’s going to break the coffers of the Democrats for their war chest, and the people are going to love it.  There is literally no upside for them in this.  This is why they are doing everything they can to try to stop this vote.

It can’t rain forever.  The sun will come out tomorrow.

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