Wisconsin Budget Battle Underscores History of Hand-Wringing Over Public-Sector Unions
Taxpayers who generally have less generous pensions may have to pay tax increases to fund benefits for public sector employees with much more generous pensions than they have themselves," says Andrew Biggs of the American Enterprise Institute.
The demands of public sector unions come at a time that taxpayers are over a barrel. The government has a monopoly on services such as police or teachers, giving the unions the power to force concessions.
In some cases, officials are inclined to go along because they were elected with considerable help from public sector unions, which give large sums to friendly political candidates, mostly Democrats.
In fact, the American Federation of State and County Municipal Employees spent more than any other outside group in the last election, according to analysts.
"They spent $91 million on the last election campaign. They are the 800-pound gorilla of state and local government politics," Sherk says.
Catawa is my favorite bleeding heart liberal.
Before some start jumping on me, I know here are some who are NOT....but most? Are.
Thank you, Quazi!
The historic and present day evidence is not even remotely controversial. This isn't a partisan issue, it's a science issue.
As to infallible, that's a red herring, all that matter is what works *best* while simulatneously maximizing *liberty*.
Why did centrally planned china stagnate for years, and to grow their economy, middle class, and standard of living, introduce free market initiatives?
The only thing worse than the inferior performance of central planning, is the fact that you have those in power, dictating how others must lead their lives. It's worse economically, and in terms of individual freedom, it can't get more clear cut than that.
Who bailed it out? Government. <- that's not the market functionLast time I checked, we bailed the market out because of how dead wrong it was.
It's trivial stuffAlso, please cite your stats. Its common decency.
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1. it creates the jobs
2. it creates the rates that fund your pension/IRA/401K, interest rates, etc.
Lol. I think just about every employee or owner makes money "for themselves". To argue otherwise is absurd.
What has school taught me? To not believe everything I hear and use common sense and logic to form thoughts. To do my own research.
So yes, pardon me for not accepting, "because the free market says so" as a valid answer.
Ted Cruz is the dumbest person alive.
Here's an analogy to show you how absurd your line of reasoning is:
If I buy a car for $40K tomorrow, who should determine if I can, or cannot make this purchase.
You. or Me.
If Me, you support free market. If You, then you're just kidding, I'm sure.
Then you follow up with "How are you infallible!?!"
How does "fallibility" relate to the purchase price I agree to for a car I want to purchase? It doesn't, does it.
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Thank you, Quazi!