Your posts have turned into nothing but a series of insults with no redeeming argument. More of the same above. Again I'll summarize your failings.
1. You claimed, effectively, that Walker campaigned on eliminating/severely restricting union bargaining rights. You failed to evidence that when asked (of course, it is likely untrue, making evidence difficult in the least).
2. You made a bogus claim about mandatory union membership. You failed to evidence this when asked. While some states require payment of a dues equivalent, mandatory requirement to join a union was made illegal nearly a century ago by the Taft-Hartley Act
Instead of admitting those failings, you now want to go on the personal attack. Repeatedly. What would be the point in my participating in that schoolyard game, when your argument has quite clearly failed?
Too allow a minority (gov't workers) to dictate labor policy to the majority (the taxpayer/voters) is insane. Why should we, the people, be forced to cede labor negotiating power to the few among us that CHOOSE to work in the gov't jobs that we offer? If 2% of the public works for the gov't, then barely over 1% get to be the sole deciders of whether a gov't union can come to exist. In non right-to-work states that means that ALL gov't employees must pay union dues, and ALL taxpayers must honor any contract made with them.
If the gov't has the "right" to alter SS retirement ages AFTER that citizen has been required to pay SS taxation (but has not yet attained the benefit age), we should certainly be able to alter a "labor contract" that assigns retirement benfits for ANY gov't worker that has not yet retired. It is time to stop the madness of treating ONLY gov't employees, not the citizens that must support them trough taxation, as "super citizens" with special union contract rights that are not applicable to ALL citizens.
After all of the screaming in WI about how "unfair" the union teachers were treated one would expect a mass exodus of these highly qualified and educated folks, yet NONE (as far as I know) quit and the applictaions for these positions are still backed up with hundreds waiting for an opening. Many simply stopped supporting the union wth THEIR money voluntarily once given the option.
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“The reasonable man adapts himself to the world: the unreasonable one persists to adapt the world to himself.
Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man.” ― George Bernard Shaw, Man and Superman
Using your logic, should not we, as citizens, be allowed to withhold paying our taxes if we feel that they are not being used productively?
Last edited by Karl; 06-09-12 at 10:40 AM. Reason: formatting