From my blog at http://theatleeappeal.com/
So Obama and the rest of his administration are just all in a tizzy over the recent events in Wisconsin. You see, Wisconsin’s governor is trying to get his state’s finances in order. In doing so, he is attempting to go after the most destructive force to any government budget – unions. This is causing Democrats in the area and in the Capitol to go into cardiac arrest. Obama is calling this an “assault on unions”. Damn right it is an assault on unions. Government unions have been assaulting the wallets of taxpayers for far too long.
What exactly is Scott Walker doing that would create such a hissy fit from liberals? Is he threatening to fire huge chunks of these government employees? No, he’s not. He’s doing the unthinkable: he’s wanting pubic union employees to actually chip in on their ridiculously generous benefits and eliminate collective bargaining. I know, the thought of having to actually contribute to retirement by one’s own self is too complicated for any liberal to understand, so naturally when someone suggests that people need to contribute to their own retirement liberals scream bloody murder while marching in protest. I feel like we are watching a re-run of the recent events in Greece in which the government their was forced to have major cutbacks in union benefits. The entitlement crowd got so upset with that idea that they decided to torch places of business. That’ll show em!
News flash: Tax receipts are down. The private sector is suffering from underemployment of roughly 18%. New jobs aren’t there, and the overall economy is in a standstill. “But the stock market keeps going up! This is great news!” The stock market is mostly going up because of excessive amounts of liquidity entering the market via actions of the Federal Reserve – it’s nothing more than an artificial bubble. This again brings us to the dilemna union-loving democrats find themselves. The cost to employ public union employees AND pay out their benefits is crippling state and local budgets. You can’t starve an already starving private sector by raising taxes to cover the difference. You must cut back on expenses.
But here we see the arrogance of Obama in regards to public sector unions: “I think everybody’s got to make some adjustments, but I think it’s also important to recognize that public employees make enormous contributions to our states and our citizens.” Indeed, some public employees do make contributions. Nobody is arguing that fact Mr. President. However, the people voted this past November for adjustments, and liberals like you refuse to acknowledge that even your biggest campaign contributors, unions, needs to make adjustments in this current economic environment. This is the by-product of the liberal idea that everyone is entitled to everything and nothing should be earned. Once critical mass has been reached, it is nearly impossible to implement common sense reforms because the entitlement mindset has already made its mark.