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Our House Divided Against Labor

1960Republican Wrote: Sep 15, 2012 8:36 AM
Back when I was growing up, if you worked for the "city," it was because no other business would hire you, or maybe because they already had enough hires. Working for the city paid a little lower, was somewhat like charity, but the pay was regular. It wasn't really "looked down upon," but the city worker was always looking to "do better." Then, unions came along. There were already three workers for every job, and the unions increased that to, uh, a lot more -- we've lost count.

Their hunger can’t be satisfied.

In a country where government spending now makes up 40 percent of our GDP annually and where our national debt is 106 percent of our GDP, public employees are helping out their fellow citizens during tough economic times by demanding a larger slice of the shrinking national pie.

In California, the state public pension plan is stiffing private investors- even ones they just recently borrowed from to make up for poor investment performance- in order to make sure that government employees are golden.

In another case in California, the Poway Unified School District is...

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