Friday, March 11, 2011

Why the Unions are so upset in Wisconsin

Forget collective bargaining. Forget the concessions on health care and pensions. The real issue that infuriated the unions (and their bought-and-paid-for Democratic Party puppets) is mandatory dues collection.

Wisconsin is not a 'right to work' state. Not yet, anyway. So, if the shop is unionized (and all of the public employees are), then the members have to join and the state was collecting the union dues through payroll withholding.

Now, each union member has to write that check themselves. Dues average $700-$1000 per year. There are 215,000 unionized public employees in Wisconsin. So, let's do the math:

215,000 x $700 is $150,500,000. 215,000 x $1,000 is $215,000,000.

$150-$215 million dollars, being paid by the taxpayers of Wisconsin, through their public employees, directly to the unions; who then spend that money to elect Democratic Party poltroonsPoliticians; who then pay back their union masters with more largess from the public treasury. It is a never-ending cycle of thievery and corruption. A money-laundering game which pits the public employee unions and the Democratic Party against the working people of Wisconsin, taking the people's money to line their own pockets and secure their power.

Now you know why the Left is declaring war. Their gravy train just got derailed by a politician who actually did what he said he was going to do. Their lies have been exposed. They are not about the 'working man' and never have been. They are about money and power, and they use the 'working man' as both a stage prop and donor host to their parasitism. No longer. The mask has been pulled off, loudly and publicly for all to see. And, the Community Organizer-in-Chief has been exposed, encouraging them in their actions.

Top down, Bottom up...manufacturing a crisis so as not to let it go to waste.

Do you understand yet?



Old NFO said...

Understood that a LONG time ago! Too bad most people don't, even when it's right in front of them!

Bubblehead Les. said...

Yep. Hope the trend of reform continues here in Ohio, but I see by the vote counts in the State House, there seems to be few RINO'S that the Ohio Republican Party need to purge come the next election. But, hey, progress is being made, and maybe we can push the Commies back onto to their NY/New England and West Coast Reservations and clean up the crap they've left on the rest of the country.

Francis W. Porretto said...

I understand perfectly. Rest assured that the unions do!