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As Taxpayers Cough Up Dough, Government Unions Demand More
David Horowitz's NewsReal Blog ^ | April 18, 2011 | Walter Hudson

Posted on 04/18/2011 2:53:29 PM PDT by Walter Scott Hudson

Imagine going to the grocery store and noting that all the price tags have been changed. Instead of showing how much each item costs in plain dollars and cents, the new tags show a percentage. Perplexed, you track down a manager to ask what gives.

The answer: That's what percentage of your income you must pay for each item.

That would be an outrage, would it not? After all, why should your income affect what you pay for produce? Yet that is precisely how we charge taxpayers for services provided by government.

In Minnesota, residents rushing to postmark last minute tax forms will be subjected to a leaflet campaign organized by the American Federation of State County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME), aided by volunteers from the Inter Faculty Organization (IFO). These government unions will be chanting their tiresome old manta - soak the rich. The narrative was presented in a recent email to IFO members by their Director of Government Relations, Russ Stanton.

AFSCME is planning a leafleting campaign at post offices on Tax Day—April 18th. The purpose is to draw attention to the fact that the wealthiest Minnesotans pay a significantly smaller percentage of their income in state and local taxes than middle income taxpayers, and they should therefore be asked to shoulder some of the state budget deficit. This action is timed to impact the budget debates at the Capital.
Attached to that email is another from AFSCME Public Relations Director Jennifer Munt. Her call to action is revealing.
Don’t let the Tea Party own Tax Day this year.
The Left intends to craft their own Tax Day narrative. The rich are paying less than you are. That's why there is a deficit. Demand they pay more...

(Excerpt) Read more at newsrealblog.com ...


TOPICS: Politics
KEYWORDS: afscme; taxes; unions

1 posted on 04/18/2011 2:53:31 PM PDT by Walter Scott Hudson
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To: Walter Scott Hudson

When the AFL was first formed, they were asked ‘what do you want?’. The answer was “More”.


2 posted on 04/18/2011 3:26:07 PM PDT by griswold3 (Character is destiny)
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To: Walter Scott Hudson
SQUEEZE PLAY
3 posted on 04/18/2011 3:26:30 PM PDT by FrankR (The Evil Are Powerless If The Good Are Unafraid! - R. Reagan)
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To: griswold3

Exactly. The unions always want more, more, more. It doesn’t matter how much they have, what the economy is like, they’ll always want more. And they accuse everyone ELSE of being greedy!


4 posted on 04/18/2011 3:40:33 PM PDT by NailInACoffin
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To: NailInACoffin

it is the function of the union to get the most money for the most workers for the least work. in other words, inefficiency is their dogma. Since profit is the reward for efficiency, unions and company future prospects do not mix.


5 posted on 04/18/2011 3:51:32 PM PDT by griswold3 (Character is destiny)
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