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Wisconsin’s New Aristocracy Is on the Ballot

everyonesfacts4u Wrote: May 01, 2012 8:15 AM
Comparing government workers, most of who are college educated to the private sector where the majority are not is disingenuous. Second, the unions consented to cutting the budget. They did not consent to losing bargaining rights or privileges.
Pistol Wrote: May 01, 2012 10:07 AM
There are no such things as bargaining rights. By definition, bargaining requires negotiation and consent to bargaining by both participants. There is no right to FORCE anyone to bargain. Force and bargaining are incompatible.
Pistol Wrote: May 01, 2012 9:43 AM
Comparing private sector workers, most of whom are accountable for bad judgement and/or sloth, with government workers who are not, is disingenuous.
Matt in N.C. Wrote: May 01, 2012 9:53 AM
Indeed, sir. It is also disingenuous to compare a bottom-quintile women's-studies major dispensing government benefits to a top-flight civil engineer (or for that matter a high-school educated welder) doing actual work in the private sector.
Matt in N.C. Wrote: May 01, 2012 9:20 AM
1. [M]ost of _whom_. . .

2. Public-employee unions do not have bargaining rights to lose. They do have this privilege, but only because we continue to elect criminals and fools.
CLF Wrote: May 01, 2012 9:58 AM
Thanks Matt, I was about to make the same correction for the college-educated writer. Happily enough, you beat me to it.
Matt in N.C. Wrote: May 01, 2012 10:06 AM
CLF: Good morning. I don't usually nitpick other posters' grammar, spelling, or punctuation. I commit plenty of howlers, especially without sufficient sleep or caffeine, and I hope to be judged with leniency. But once in a while some pompous leftie offers temptation that I can't resist.

Our Founding Fathers carefully eliminated in American law every special legal privilege of the old aristocracies of Europe. They strongly favored instead equality under the law, later enshrined in the Constitution's Equal Protection Clause, which means not equality of result, but that everyone plays by the same rules.

A recall election for Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker is scheduled for June 5. But on the ballot that day will effectively be whether we should establish in law after all these years a new aristocracy in America, not subject to the democratic will of the people like everyone else, with special legal privileges,...