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The Lost Concept of a Public Servant

Drifter33 Wrote: Jan 14, 2013 8:16 AM
Public sector unions are certainly an important problem, but they are just one of the many problems we face these days when we think about our out-of-control governments. Out-of-control budgets are largely driven by these unions. Governmental leaders continue to act irresponsibly and refuse to rein in the unions, who are protected by the politicians. Scott Walker is one of the few politicians to take grapple with the problem, and we all saw the discord that caused. He was right, they were wrong. We can't continue to allow these parasitic unions to operate at cross-purposes with the general public.

This is the second in a series on unions in America.

Public Servant is defined in Webster’s dictionary as a government official or employee. When I was growing up that perception was accepted on a near-universal basis. Christopher Stevens, our deceased Libyan Ambassador, would fulfill that role in most people’s eyes. Certainly members of the military are truly public servants. But because of public employee unions, our former public servants are really at odds with the public.

We have felt that our public employees were against us for a long time as they have used their unionized power to collect...