Thursday, February 24, 2011

Wisconsin Union Protests - #2671 - VIDEO: Christie: Expect States Across the Nation to Follow Wisconsin on Public Sector Costs - Hot Air (2) Jonah Goldberg: Public Unions Must Go - Townhall

Christie: Expect States across the nation to follow Wisconsin on public sector costs - Hot Air - Why? Not because it’s some sort of national Republican conspiracy, Chris Christie explained on the Today show this morning. Christie points out that newly-elected Democratic governors like Jerry Brown in California and Andrew Cuomo in New York are having to face the reality of enormous budget shortfalls created by ridiculous pension obligations and spineless politicians who couldn’t say no to unions when it counted. Christie misses an opportunity to explain why confronting public-sector costs has become mainly (but not exclusively) a GOP effort, however. The reason why Republicans have been more aggressive in dealing with the problem is because more Republicans got elected to lead the states in 2010, both as executives and in control of legislatures, by voters who finally realize that their states are teetering on the abyss of bankruptcy and failure:  Read more.......

Public Unions Must Go - Jonah Goldberg - Townhall - The protesting public school teachers with fake doctor's notes swarming the Capitol building in Madison, Wis., insist that Gov. Scott Walker is hell-bent on "union busting." Walker denies that his effort to reform public-sector unions in Wisconsin is anything more than an honest attempt at balancing the state's books. I hope the protesters are right. Public unions have been a 50-year mistake. A crucial distinction has been lost in the debate over Walker's proposals: Government unions are not the same thing as private-sector unions.   Read more....... Great history of unions in the United States by Johah Goldberg, please read.

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