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The Recall Heard Around the World

sdc4steve Wrote: Jun 10, 2012 3:27 PM
Oh, so it’s not the altruistic politician, the ever-trustworthy corporations, bankers, or media; it’s the teachers, fire, police, garbage, water and sewer workers, and their unions that care about money only. Taxes are paid not because the politician needs their paycheck, or the workers need their benefits. Taxes must be paid for the essential and vital services that they buy. Compensation is based on need, responsibilities, and the benefits to any payer. A long term relationship is mutually beneficial due to employer investment in the employee, and a long-term natural increase in compensation for the employee. People who provide the essential and vital services are doing real work, building, protecting, and preparing those that in the...
Kirk72 Wrote: Jun 12, 2012 9:11 PM
There are also very big difference between "public" and "private". If you can't see that, then your to stupid to talk to. For that matter, to vote to!
kenle2 Wrote: Jun 11, 2012 5:34 PM
Missing the point.

Defining the compensation for those doing the "essential and vital services" should not be negotiated by "employers" who have a vested interest being able to curry favor with the people on the other side of the negotiating table: public employee unions and Democratic politicians.

The big problem is that these "employers" are happy to negotiate for benefits that automatically increase for these employees in the future, since the current crop of politicians will be safely back in the private sector or dead by the time the piper has to be paid for "legacy costs".

I watched the Wisconsin returns on MSNBC Tuesday night, and it came right down to the wire between "the Democrats were outspent 7-to-1" and "Republicans are stripping union rights!" As we go to press it's still too close to call.

President Obama wanted to go to Wisconsin, but he just didn't have time. He's been doing so many campaign fundraisers lately he barely has time to play golf.

The left's "outspent" argument is ridiculous. Unions take money by force from members, hire hundreds of political operatives and give them salaries to work on campaigns, then call them "volunteers" so their work...