So let the public-service unions get mad over this pointing-out of the blatantly obvious. Like I'm impressed with their phony/entitlist/elitist anger.
They're extraordinarily well-off as it is compared to the average person. Really, it feels as if they're ten times better-off than I, personally, so when unionists get mad at me for saying anything uncomplimentary about unions, I realize that they've been being nice to me only as long as they've made the assumption that I agree with their selfish, hateful I'm-better-than-you-therefore-I-deserve-much-more-than-you ideology.
They're so astonishingly, undeservedly, incredibly better-off by a huge margin compared to much-harder-working-and-suffering folks... yet they still strike for more, strike to take more away from us Poor Little Less-Fortunate People. I honestly see public-sector unions as crooks, as well as seeing some private-sector unions (auto) as slowly killing the Free World automobile industry and shrinking the economy overall.
Hurtful-to-their-feelings to say this? Well, they're hurtful to mine, and to those of millions of others who pay their salaries, their benefits, their incredible number of sick and family days (often, half the office will be off, taking one or the other, and stuff gets screwed up and can't be dealt with until they get back, I've noticed when temping in the public service).
- Leo Troy, a Rutgers economics professor who has studied unions for years, notes "the collaboration between the nominal public employer -- elected officials -- and unionism suggests that taxpayer comes out on the short end."
- "Collective bargaining," adds James Sherk of the Heritage Foundation, "gives government employees the power to tell voters how to spend their tax dollars instead of the other way around; that is why early labor leaders rejected it as undemocratic."
As did policymakers. Until the laws began to be changed in the 1960s, Sherk says, federal, state and local governments did not allow public employees to collectively bargain with taxpayers.
The wise move would be to return to those restrictive policies. But the unions aren't about to let that happen. Nor would lawmakers, with whom the unions have developed what Troy calls an "incestuous" relationship.
After all, unionized public employees are a natural voting bloc for lawmakers who keep handing them raises. It is the kind of relationship that is crushing California and will eventually devour Oregon and other governments, says IBD.
NOW WE KNOW WHO ARE "THE MOB". AND IT ISN'T THE AMERICAN PEOPLE, WHOM THE SOCIALISTS HATEFULLY PEJORATE AS "TEABAGGERS". NOW WE KNOW WHO THE REAL "EXTREMISTS" ARE.
NOW WE KNOW WHO'S STEALING OUR HARD-EARNED-AND-EASILY-CONFISCATED-TAX-DOLLARS TO ENRICH THEMSELVES TO BE BETTER OFF THAN WE ARE WHILST WORKING LESS THAN WE DO.
THAT'S PART OF WHAT SOCIALISM IS ALL ABOUT. THAT'S WHY THE UNIONISTS ARE PREDOMINANTLY SOCIALIST AND WHY UNION MEMBERS WHO AREN'T SOCIALIST AND WHO DON'T BELIEVE IN UNIONS AND THE POLITICAL ACTIVISM THEY ENGAGE IN... FEEL LIKE BARELY-TOLERATED OUTCASTS.
It's time to stop appeasing the unions. They're bankrupting the Free World.
They ought to be abolished in the public sector.
Especially in the socialized medicine system, where they frequently strike and hold the sick, injured, suffering and dying hostage for more money, ensuring the continuing, and worsening, problem of declining supply in the face of increasing demand, forcing increased patient suffering and deadly rationing to be the "norm".
If the Canadian People had the balls as do the American People, we wouldn't have this deadly, inhumanely sadistic at times, purely socialized medicine and would instead have a balanced system that responds to the needs of all Canadians, regardless of means, and wouldn't ration, period. And we wouldn't find ourselves, when in hospital, or needing to go to hospital, being abused by selfish socialist extremists in a hateful ransom negotiation which the unions incredibly sell to us as "a matter of fairness". Holding the most vulnerable, ie. people who need medical assistance very urgently, hostage for ransom is NOT FAIR AT ALL! It's inhumane, evil, selfish and hateful.
We're supposed to brainlessly, worshippingly submit to the socialised medicine system and the unions just because "the care is free"???
No- it's NOT "free". It's very, very expensive, as we've seen from the way it makes our paychecks and other income sources shrink, and to actually access quality, timely healthcare... well, you're lucky if you win the draw... in time.
It's as if we're healtcare Dhimmis and the socialized system is the Islamo-theocratic regime.
It's all about socialism, not about people. It's about greed and elitism.