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Oops: Only Morality Stands in the Way of Public Unions and Our Money

traitorbill Wrote: Aug 11, 2012 10:36 AM
John Quincy Adams, one of the authors of our constitution, said "Our constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is inadequate to the government of any other." Obviously, the same applies to our state and local governments. from an article written by Richard Kahn "High rates of unionization of public employees and high rates of debt go hand in hand. Those states whose government workers are less than 40% unionized have median per capita state debt of $2,238, while those states where unionization rates are over 60% have a median per capita state debt of $6,380. High rates of unionization tend to lead to excess staffing, unaffordable benefits and pensions." Stats from July 2010. The unions cannot be negotiated with
gsw Wrote: Aug 11, 2012 1:35 PM
John Adams - not John Quincy. Quincy was the son - 6th US Pres 20yrs in 1787 and just graduating from Harvard

If you follow the rule in life to follow the money, the money trail increasingly is leading to a union pension, a union wage or a union contract. And it’s putting America’s cities out of business.

As more municipalities begin to eye bankruptcy proceedings as a way out of their financial mess, many believe that one great advantage of bankruptcy proceedings is that it will allow the nullification of fat union wages, pensions and other benefits that taxpayers in the private sector don’t get.

But if the example of Stockton, California serves as a guide, city officials would rather screw...

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