June 8, 2012 6 Comments
The unions got their backsides handed to them in the Wisconsin recall elections Tuesday. They royally screwed up. They misused recall elections, which were intended to remove people from office for corruption or illegal misdeeds, to try to thwart a political agenda that the voters had voted for, and which was needed to save the state from the corrupt influences and policies that resulted from the very act of allowing unions into government in the first place!
Those policies, brought in by the Walker administration, were literally “the will of the people” and had worked to turn that state’s economy around in the positive direction again, stimulating job growth and reversing government deficits and debt!
But they also resulted in a de facto change of Wisconsin’s government into a “right to work” one, in which the state would no longer force collection of union dues from its workers, via their paychecks. That change alone allowed over 50% of former union members to quit, driving the unions berserk and threatening a death blow to the entire establishment of unions in government.
The unionists ranted and raved that it was an end to “freedom to organize”, even “freedom of speech” and they even falsely compared their plight to that of Martin Luther King Jr. and the civil rights movement ( I GAGGED at that falsehood! ), but in effect it was an end to their power to use thug tactics to force people to be a part of something they didn’t wish to be a part of, in effect, forced-collectivism, and over half the state workers fled the unions, the moment they were allowed to!
What a concept! That such relationships should be consensual and that workers should have freedom of choice!
FDR, yes the guy who said; “Some of my best friends are Communists.”, said this about allowing unions into government:
“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.
“Particularly, I want to emphasize my conviction that militant tactics have no place in the functions of any organization of Government employees. Upon employees in the Federal service rests the obligation to serve the whole people, whose interests and welfare require orderliness and continuity in the conduct of Government activities. This obligation is paramount. Since their own services have to do with the functioning of the Government, a strike of public employees manifests nothing less than an intent on their part to prevent or obstruct the operations of Government until their demands are satisfied. Such action, looking toward the paralysis of Government by those who have sworn to support it, is unthinkable and intolerable. It is, therefore, with a feeling of gratification that I have noted in the constitution of the National Federation of Federal Employees the provision that “under no circumstances shall this Federation engage in or support strikes against the United States Government.”
Unions in government are a monopoly provider. If GM workers go on strike, you can buy Toyota, Ford, Chrysler, etc. But government workers have monopoly power over the government. The unions negotiate with the politicians they give campaign money to, a conflict of interest. This has created a completely unsustainable fiscal nightmare, which is threatening to the very structure of our system of government, puts unsustainable fiscal burdens on it, and indeed threatens to collapse the nation if it is allowed to continue!
It was purely a survival policy that Wisconsin voters chose, when they elected Walker and his crew to change things. It was either those changes or collapse. Yet the changes were so threatening to the Marxist ( forced-collectivist ) union thugs that they poured tens of millions of dollars into the attempted recall, from union coffers all over the country, possibly from all over the world!
Yes, even Progressive-socialist FDR said that unions should NOT be allowed in the government. Unions inside the government are now threatening the very financial collapse of our nation, as well as others around the world. They do not belong in government and they should be removed from all government branches immediately.
And government workers should be given the same pay scales as people with the same jobs in the private sector, and they should have to contribute 100% of any pension money they put aside for retirement!
It’s time to end this elite government class system and its attending and sustaining unionized thuggery!