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Public employee unions are part of a corrupt political chain that should be outlawed. Public employee unions contribute mightily to Democrat politicians who then raise the pay of the public employees at taxpayers' expense. More money then flows into the union's coffers and then into the Democrat's campaign war chests. For example, if you want a seat on the Madison, WI school board, you must have the blessing of Madison Teachers, Inc. (MTI, the local teacher's union). Even if you do get a seat without the union, you're surrounded by union-bought politicians. Admittedly, this was prior to Gov. Walker's Act 10 that stripped public employee unions of much of their power, but MTI still has teeth because they renegotiated their contract prior to the implementation of Act 10. They probably would not have been able to get away with that if they had not bought a compliant school board.
I once asked a Sikh friend to see his wooden comb and dagger, both items required to be carried at all times. He showed me a small wooden comb smaller than a credit card that didn't look like it would comb anything that had a small metal 'blade' attached that was about 1/4" long and didn't look like it had even been sharpened. He said "it's pretty much symbolic." If that's indeed the case, the gentleman who got kicked off the bus didn't need to carry that big knife.
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