Dear Readers: Last night, the WI State Senate approved a measure that eliminated many collective bargaining privileges for various public employee groups. The progressive icon, President Franklin D. Roosevelt, was against collective bargaining for government employees; Wisconsin has shown that his reasoning was prescient. This act has been a huge blow to the BUREAU-STOCRACY (which is being a royal pain-in-the-posterior).
The forced collecting of union dues obtained by mandatory membership, which then goes to buy successful elections for Democratic legislators willing to reward union leaders more power to distribute lavish perks and platinum pensions, is an enormous factor creating the financial havoc that is draining the resources of average Americans. Public employee union leadership is a big “bureau-stocracy” looking out for itself; interestingly, public employees in 25 other states and the federal government have managed to survive and do well without collective bargaining rights. The way I see it, the typical Wisconsin union employee now has more right to choose and engage, without being a pawn of politically-connected union bosses. Wisconsin’s leadership has now given citizens everywhere a reason to hope we can affect sensible change that actually helps everyone.
In Obama’s rush to make America more like Europe, he has routinely favored politically-connected bureaucrats. This is very much like Europe — especially in the fact the children of the politically connected manage to land the plum jobs with the lush benefits. Per an insightful American Thinker piece: “In his misguided and clumsy attempt to redistribute, the president ha s created a new aristocracy of politically favored big companies and members of the government.” This is BUREAU-STOCRACY — all the factors Americans detest about aristocrats and bureaucrats, rolled up into one freedom-draining package.
The Southern California Tax Revolt Coalition issued a press release today. The essential portion is below.
SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA TAX REVOLT COALITION JOINS TEA PARTY GROUPS NATIONWIDE IN APPLAUDING WISCONSIN’S VOTE TO PROTECT TAXPAYERS!
SAN DIEGO, CA – The Southern California Tax Revolt Coalition (SCTRC) is joining many Tea Party and citizen action groups across the nation today, all of whom are deeply appreciative of the Wisconsin Senate vote last night the state Senate eliminating most collective bargaining provisions for many public workers. The state’s Assembly had already passed a nearly identical version of the wide-ranging bill, which Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker introduced last month to address a budget shortfall.
SCTRC views this measure as the first success in the anticipated struggle to create a smaller, more financially responsible government through measures that substantially reduce burdens tax-paying citizens now face. Essentially, this measure allows freedom of choice to government employees , and permits local governments to have flexibility to balance their budgets without raising taxes. Ultimately, choice and freedom are good news for schools and good news for Americans! The strength and leadership shown by Wisconsin’s representatives should be modeled by those governing California.
Sarah Bond, SCTRC Chief Executive Officer, offers this statement: “It is a breath of fresh air to see Gov. Walker and his supportive legislators doing what is right for the TAXPAYERS in Wisconsin. The vote Wednesday to end collective bargaining for government employees was a bold, brave move, ending the cycle of taxpayers being bullied by the people who work for them. Everyone deserves a fair, market value wage, but government is supposed to bend to the will of The People, not subjugate them to higher taxation and dwindling services to appease employees and pamper them with benefits the rest of us cannot attain. It is time for Lawmakers everywhere, especially here in California, to looks at the waste and redundancy in bloated agencies and make the hard cuts that will return government to the service of The People.”
SLOB Shane Atwell has more: WALKER FIRES BACK.
PS. Speaking of aristocracy, how did France get the real American President?