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SOMEBODY'S GOTTA SAY IT ... GOVT. EMPLOYEE UNIONS ARE THE ENEMY
Nealz Nuze ^ | November 10, 2010 9:07 AM | Neal Boortz

Posted on 11/10/2010 6:45:34 PM PST by FreeKeys

Here come the howls of outrage. "You are anti-union." Well, you're only partially right. I'm anti-government employee union. I don't have a particular problem with the legality of private-sector unions, so long as: (1) Employees vote by secret ballot as to whether or not the union will be formed; and (2) No employee should ever be forced to join a union nor should they be forced to pay dues to any union.

Government employee unions? Those are a completely different matter. These are people who spend millions of dollars to elect their bosses and then demand raises, pension plans and other benefits of those very bosses with threats that they will fire them if they refuse to go along. The taxpayers then have to pay for these bloated salaries, pensions and benefits. If more money is needed to pay the union tab, the unions then start spending millions on campaigns to raise taxes. It was government labor unions that were the primary financiers of the recent campaign to initiate a state income tax in the State of Washington. Why? The state needed the money to fund their classy ride.

It was John F. Kennedy who gave federal government employee unions the right to engage in collective bargaining. This was done not through legislation, but through an executive order. Franklin D. Roosevelt campaigned federal employee unions ... Kennedy presented this wonderful gift to the American taxpayer.

Here's something the Republicans can address. They need to begin making the case immediately for decertifying all federal government employee unions. For decades the primary advantage of being a federal employee was relative job security. Now these people make more than their counterparts in the private sector, they have better pension plans and better benefits ... and, as I said, they elect their own bosses. It needs to end.


TOPICS: Government; History; Politics
KEYWORDS: governmentunions; pensionfunds; publicemployees; teachersunions
NO ONE who gets a regular paycheck from the taxpayers SHOULD BE ALLOWED TO VOTE -- and money taken from such people should NOT be allowed as campaign contributions.

Do YOU want YOUR tax money USED AGAINST YOU???

"To compel a man to furnish contributions of money for the propagation of opinions which he disbelieves and abhors, is sinful and tyrannical." – Thomas Jefferson, 1779.

1 posted on 11/10/2010 6:45:41 PM PST by FreeKeys
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To: FreeKeys

I’ve been saying this for a little while


2 posted on 11/10/2010 6:47:23 PM PST by GeronL (http://libertyfic.proboards.com <--- My Fiction/ Science Fiction Board)
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To: FreeKeys

AMEN!!! STOP THE MADNESS!! Pensions need to be STOPPED ASAP!!! Let them collect SS and have a 401K!!!


3 posted on 11/10/2010 6:47:25 PM PST by Ann Archy (Abortion......the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: FreeKeys

No argument from me.


4 posted on 11/10/2010 6:49:57 PM PST by Parley Baer
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To: FreeKeys

Correction: ALL UNIONS ARE OUR ENEMY.


5 posted on 11/10/2010 6:50:54 PM PST by fish hawk
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To: FreeKeys

Public unions are definitely one of the enemies arrayed against us.

Journalists are another.
Academics (in the liberal arts and soft sciences) are another.
The plaintiff’s bar is another.
And the Joooooos.

(JUST KIDDING ABOUT THE LAST ONE! But the others are REALLY our enemies.)


6 posted on 11/10/2010 6:52:49 PM PST by Nervous Tick (Trust in God, but row away from the rocks!)
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To: Ann Archy

It goes beyond pensions. The root of the problem is the ability of public employee unions to, in effect, be on both sides of the table when all types of employee issues are being negotiated. The only real solution is to ban public employee unions.


7 posted on 11/10/2010 6:53:38 PM PST by p. henry
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To: fish hawk
Correction: ALL UNIONS ARE OUR ENEMY.

Why? I don't have a problem with private companies creating unions.

8 posted on 11/10/2010 6:57:43 PM PST by Extremely Extreme Extremist (The Republic of the United States of America)
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To: FreeKeys

I’ll take it a step further, tear out all unions by the roots.


9 posted on 11/10/2010 6:58:42 PM PST by fuzzybutt (Democrat Lawyers are the root of all evil.)
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To: FreeKeys

Who do public employee unions have a grievance with? Taxpayers. That’s reason enough to make them illegal.


10 posted on 11/10/2010 6:58:42 PM PST by Avery Iota Kracker (He hate me.)
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To: FreeKeys
Time to start calling out the domestic enemy by name and not be afraid to do it.

Zero tolerance for marxists in US government.

Investigate and arrest members of the “Congressional Progressive Caucus”, send the red sons of bitches back underground.

Declare all States "Right to Work" states, no more forced compulsory union dues in order to keep your job.

Defund the marxist trade and government worker unions.

No one will pay union dues voluntarily.

The “Congressional Progressive Caucus” must be targeted and destroyed as well their allies in the press and academia.

No holds barred, take no prisoners, name names and make these red bastards pay dearly for the consequences of nearly one hundred years of insidious and unrelenting attacks on capitalism and judeo-christian morality.

The days of marxists operating in the open in your face and you'll like it or else are fast drawing to a close.

THESE RED SONS OF BITCHES THINK THEY CAN STEAL MORE AND MORE OF THE PRODUCTIVE CLASS MONEY THROUGH THE ELECTORAL PROCESS.

The party is over.


11 posted on 11/10/2010 7:00:03 PM PST by Rome2000 (OBAMA IS A COMMUNIST CRYPTO-MUSLIM)
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To: FreeKeys

Bump.


12 posted on 11/10/2010 7:00:15 PM PST by fanfan (Why did they bury Barry's past?)
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To: FreeKeys

how can it be legal for government employess to band together to lobby each other for more government money?

This would be like football players meeting with other football players to negotiate their next contracts.


13 posted on 11/10/2010 7:00:52 PM PST by Mr. K (physically unable to see typos until I click 'post')
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To: FreeKeys

Government unions are the barbarian hordes of our time.


14 posted on 11/10/2010 7:01:18 PM PST by Psycho_Bunny (Hail To The Fail-In-Chief)
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To: FreeKeys
In 1962, President John F. Kennedy signed Executive Order 10988, which permitted collective bargaining by federal employees. Widely seen as a gift to George Meany, the AFL-CIO head who helped Kennedy win the White House, the executive order was also a gift to government unions, both because it widened federal membership and because it signaled national approval of unions for state and local employees.
15 posted on 11/10/2010 7:01:44 PM PST by Cheerio (Barry Hussein Soetoro-0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: FreeKeys

“NO ONE who gets a regular paycheck from the taxpayers SHOULD BE ALLOWED TO VOTE “

My husband loses his right to vote because he works for the government??? He was also military, paid by taxpayers. Should they not be allowed to vote either?


16 posted on 11/10/2010 7:11:21 PM PST by imskylark
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To: FreeKeys

Could be that they can continue to vote their own raises? Not sustainable.


17 posted on 11/10/2010 7:12:57 PM PST by Deagle
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To: FreeKeys

By the way, my husband is not in a government union. He is an administrator and hates the union.


18 posted on 11/10/2010 7:14:31 PM PST by imskylark
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To: GeronL

I’ve been beating this drum for years myself.

Make it so #1.


19 posted on 11/10/2010 7:21:47 PM PST by A CA Guy ( God Bless America, God bless and keep safe our fighting men and women.)
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To: imskylark

Too bad his wages are docked to support politicians he hates. And there’s NOTHING he can do about it.


20 posted on 11/10/2010 7:26:35 PM PST by boop ("Let's just say they'll be satisfied with LESS"... Ming the Merciless)
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To: FreeKeys
I've got a sister in-law who works for the US Dept of Education. She spends several days a week "working from home" while she's actually shopping, traveling with relatives, or just bumming around. She brags about it.

When she is at work is when the long distance phone calls start, just checking in with long distance relatives. If she travels for work before or after normal 8 to 5 time, she gets comp time. So there are many weeks she doesn't go to work at all.

21 posted on 11/10/2010 7:32:38 PM PST by blackdog
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To: FreeKeys

Yes, they are. They are THE enemy, and they need to be defeated.


22 posted on 11/10/2010 7:34:31 PM PST by DennisR (Look around - God gives countless, indisputable clues that He does, indeed, exist.)
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To: fish hawk

“Correction: ALL UNIONS ARE OUR ENEMY.”

Addendum: All Unions are our enemy, as well as most other government employees.


23 posted on 11/10/2010 7:34:55 PM PST by RFEngineer
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To: FreeKeys

Fact is that unions, including those for government employees, are just subsidiaries/auxiliaries of the Democrat Party.

Case in point: President Bush took pretty good care of Federal employees (annual “have a pulse” raises in the 4% range) and their unions (he was the first President to sign a document stating that public employee unions are in the national interest.

For that he was slapped around by the very unions/membership that he actually helped a great deal.

Obama, OTOH, has treated public employees much worse ... not only giving some of the lowest raises in recent memory but also discontinuing the practice of indexing civil pay increases to military pay increases.

For which he has been praised and supported by the Federal Employee unions. It was sweet music to my ears when the head of the AFGE, after annually criticizing the “too low” pay increases of the Bush years, suddenly thought lower raises under Obama were “necessary” belt-tightening measures.


24 posted on 11/10/2010 8:01:38 PM PST by tanknetter
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To: imskylark
Should they not be allowed to vote either?

Yes, they should. I was too hasty and generalizing. But shouldn't there be some mechanism for limiting how much non-military public employees can contribute to political campaigns or something?

25 posted on 11/10/2010 8:44:14 PM PST by FreeKeys ("Obama ... has printed and spent money like a counterfeiter gone amok" - Kaslin)
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To: Nervous Tick
"Public unions are definitely one of the enemies arrayed against us.

Journalists are another. Academics (in the liberal arts and soft sciences) are another. The plaintiff’s bar is another."

Yep. Pretty much in that order.

Between journalists and acedemics though, I would insert celebrity/entertainment media.

26 posted on 11/10/2010 9:10:02 PM PST by oprahstheantichrist (The MSM is a demonic stronghold, PLEASE pray accordingly - 2 Corinthians 10:3-5)
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