Public unions are bankrupting our municipalities and they honestly don’t seem to care. The teachers union in Chicago are some of the highest paid teachers in the country at an average of $76,000 a year before benefits, and they just walked out on a a nearly 16% pay increase over 4 years, choosing to go on strike and leaving kids and parents in a bind. They don’t give a damn about educating our children, and I hope Rahm Emmanuel sticks to his position. If he doesn’t, Chicago and many other municipalities will wind up like San Bernardino, CA, which has had to declare bankruptcy largely due to a bloated government wherein an estimated 71% of the city’s budget goes toward servicing the public union pension. This is insane, and the entire nation needs to follow Gov. Scott Walker’s lead for the sake of the tax payer, because we can not count on Obama or the Democrats to take a responsible position on this issue. They have already abandoned FDR’s position on this issue.
And in keeping with the public union assault on tax payers, private unions are also on the march. The Democrat line that Obama saved GM is a lie, which most rational people have known for a long time, and now the general public is starting to realize. Aside from the private bond holders, and the non union Delphi employees getting screwed, the bail out only served to support the UAW wages and pensions. We also now learn that tax payers were losing $47,000 on every Chevy Volt sold, which is now out of production completely, and GM still owes tax payers an estimated $42 billion, so if this is what the Democrats and Obama consider to be “saving” GM, I would prefer that they stop saving any more industries.
We have to rein in union demands, both public and private, and that begins with voting their aiders and abettors out of office come November.
“We have to rein in union demands, both public and private. ” Clueless
I understand your argument for public unions but why do WE have to rein in PRIVATE union demands?
I’m looking for one of those arguments that Amazona is always looking for from the liberals.
Didn’t the UAW at GM teach you anything? When they have politicians in their pocket, and force the resignation of the CEO via the President, it becomes a big problem.
greedy self centered union thugs.
chi cagO SCHOOLS OPEN — BUT JUST TO SERVE FREE MEALS…
commies and OPM
U.S. Department of Education: 79% of Chicago 8th Graders Not Proficient in Reading
Yeah, I seen there where they are on strike.
On a related note, the FPO WILL NOT be endorsing the GOP this year, a rebuke to their anti union, anti-police policies. In fact, surveys have shown Obama doing much better with FPO members than any Democrat since Cinton in 1996!
Did you mean FOP (Fraternal Order of Police)?
Right, sorry. Also meant Romney.
ROTFL. That’s ok Bob. We all understand you have a disorganized mind.
unions suck, cops in unions = thugs in uniform.
I remember seeing a lot of FOP members in the Wisconsin protests against Gov. Walker. If I remember correctly, they lost.
Yeah, that’s true. But many folks were against the IDEA of a recall merely because an official passes laws which displease the constituents. I understand this, in fact- there is something called an election and we should abide the results.
But do you think it’s good policy to break the police unions and others who are involved in public safety? Shouldn’t we want highly trained professionals rather than some entry level security guards protecting our safety?
Not necessarily the unions per se, but certainly the collective bargaining. I agree with FDR on that issue. ,
when your life is in danger and seconds count, the police are MINUTES away. Then when they get there they hide behind cars waiting for the swat teams.
most of todays cops are little more than money generators for municipalities.
Shouldn’t we want highly trained professionals rather than some entry level security guards protecting our safety?
so ONLY union thugs are highly trained professionals and all the rest are entry level security guards??
Tell that to the NON UNION Marines. Moron.