The unions have broken Wisconsin, New York, Ohio, New Jersey and California, to name a few. It is time to rein in the unions and save our states. The Reagan you are looking for is sitting in Republican governorships, not in Washington.
Why do Democrats always side with unions when they defy the public’s interests? As Jonah Goldberg cites statistics from the Center for Responsive Politics, “From 1989 to 2004, AFSCME -- the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees -- gave nearly $40 million to candidates in federal elections, with 98.5 percent going to Democrats.”
Goldberg answers the question of why an organization of local union workers contributes so generously to federal campaigns: “Because government workers have an inherent interest in boosting the amount of federal tax dollars their local governments get. Put simply, people in the government business support the party of government.”
The war cry against unions holding taxpayers hostage should be: "Remember PATCO!"