Unions don't really want to save jobs. Rather they want every union worker to extort every possible cent from every possible taxpayer. The goal of unions is to do the least work at the most cost.
Governor Walker's proposal will save 12,000 jobs. The union does not care. It would rather fire 12,000 teachers than for all of them to make modest concessions.
I have countless examples to prove that, yet the myth goes on.
If this was really "about the kids" rather than about the greed and arrogance of the public unions, teachers would be in the classroom teaching instead of fraudulently calling in sick, with help of doctors aiding and abetting that fraud.
Please consider 12K State Workers Could Be Fired Without Budget Deal, Wisconsin Governor Warns.If changes aren't made to the benefit contributions paid by Wisconsin's nearly 300,000 public sector employees, about 10,000-12,000 workers will lose their jobs, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker warned Sunday.
"I don't want a single person laid off in the public nor in the private sector and that's why this is a much better alternative than losing jobs," Walker told "Fox News Sunday... If we're going to be in this together, (cut) our $3.6 billion budget deficit, it's going to take a whole lot more than just employee contributions when it comes to pensions and health care... it's like a virus that eats up more and more of the budget if you don't get it under control."
President Obama, whose group Organizing for America, has bused in some of the nearly 70,000 protesters outside the state capitol on Saturday, last week called the bill "an assault on unions."
Under the governor's proposal, unions still could represent workers, but they could not force employees to pay dues and would have to hold annual votes to stay organized. Only wages below the Consumer Price Index would be subject to collective bargaining, anything higher would have to be approved by referendum.
As Mish points out, no less a Democrat icon than FDR understood that public sector unions are antithetical to the concept of American government.
All Government employees should realize that the process of collective bargaining, as usually understood, cannot be transplanted into the public service... Particularly, I want to emphasize my conviction that militant tactics have no place in the functions of any organization of Government employees.
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.
Yet today's Democrat Party -- which has aligned itself with the most horrifically failed policies of the modern era -- has set a course for fiscal destruction.
Today the Democrat Party is the government leviathan. They are inseparable, like a pod-person from Invasion of the Body Snatchers.
There's no choice: the public sector unions must be broken. And it's truly a pity it had to come to this.
God Bless Governor Walker.
Linked by: Michelle Malkin and Memeorandum. Thanks!