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We Are All Wisconsinites Now
Flopping Aces ^ | 06-08-12 | Paul Acosta

Posted on 06/08/2012 10:12:13 AM PDT by Starman417

For nearly two years we have been subjected to the images of a boisterous Occupy Wisconsin crowd, exhibiting their menacing behavior toward opposing politicians, small business owners, and anyone else who dared disagree with their sense of entitlement.

Thousands of agitators were brought in from all over the country to protest, intimidate and gather hundreds of thousands of signatures, many of them fraudulent. And all that to remove from office a duly elected governor, whose only crime consisted in the audacity of implementing his own campaign’s promises.

Even now, after defeating the union mobs for the second time in a row, the FBI has had to get involved to investigate the numerous death threats being received by the governor. So much for our new era of civility…

As expected, the main stream media’s reporting of the controversy has been embarrassingly shallow, sympathetically reporting the grievances of the unions’ sympathizers.

Absent from their commentaries, has been a frank discussion of the fundamental differences that exist between the private and public sectors, differences that make unions feasible in one sector, but not on the other. There has also not been any talk about the injustice of forcing employees to join unions against their will, as a pre-condition to employment.

In a free society, membership to any organization should be strictly voluntary.

In the private sector, the cost of labor constitutes a large percentage of a company’s operating expenses, and the cost is covered by the owners of the company out of their own coffers. Due to the competitive nature of businesses, the cost of labor needs to be comparable to that of similar companies; otherwise the viability of the business will be jeopardized.

Therefore one of the primary objectives of any well managed business is to maintain their labor cost down.

As is to be expected the laborers have different objectives; their goal is to obtain the maximum amount of compensation for the work they perform. This is understandable, as is also understandable that two competing interests like these will occasionally experience serious disagreements or labor disputes.

When a dispute ensues, the fear of causing irreversible damaged to the company serves as an incentive for both sides to strive toward reaching an agreement. The parties involved have a vested interest on the survivability of the company, since no one wishes to see their livelihood at risk.

I know the above is pretty basic, but it was necessary to illustrate that the conditions that may justify a need for unions in the private sector, simply do not exist in the public sector arena.

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TOPICS: Government; Politics
KEYWORDS: unions; walker; wisconsin; wisconsinshowdown

1 posted on 06/08/2012 10:12:17 AM PDT by Starman417
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To: Starman417

I wonder whether it is irony or destiny that the Wisconsin vote almost mirrored the 53-47% national statistic on who pays federal income taxes and who doesn’t.

2 posted on 06/08/2012 10:22:01 AM PDT by pfflier
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To: Starman417

well, okay, but I refuse to wear rubber cheese on my head...

3 posted on 06/08/2012 10:34:51 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Starman417

In none of their ads did the Dems ever allude to the massive deficit they rang up under thier stewardship over the years. They tried to hammer Walker as being some sort of dictator who took “rights” away from poor middle class families. They didn’t mention that the families were, of course, the public sector union families who finally had to contribute to their retirement. And they falsely claimed that school districts were losing money due to Walker’s policies. The districts actually had more money under Walker. All in all, it came down to Dems wanting to get rid of Walker so they could go back to their old ways of spending the state into insolvency. They’ll never change.

4 posted on 06/08/2012 10:37:24 AM PDT by driftless2
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To: Buckeye McFrog
"refuse to wear...cheese"

Aw, c' a sport. I promise to wave an Ohio State banner if you wear the cheese. Assuming you're from Ohio. And assuming an Ohio State banner is readily available here in Wisconsin. If not, I'll go to a football game this fall, run onto the field, and tackle a player in honor of Woody. The cheese goes well with a lot of clothes. Think of the hit you'll be at work with your boss. (smirk)

5 posted on 06/08/2012 10:43:39 AM PDT by driftless2
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To: Starman417

The Unions have OWNED Wisconsin for a very long time..
They will not go easily..

So much so that Scott Walker is afraid to propose Statewide “right to work” laws.. currently..
THAT is the ONLY thing that will save Wisconsin economically..

Wisconsin NEEDS to BECOME a right to work State..
There MUST be a movement to force a referendum on these laws..
I wonder IF any in Wisconsin has the balls to do this?..

Because it will take some BIG HONKIN balls to do it..
Once “rolling” those balls could change Wisconsin and maybe other States as well..
Maybe even Michigan, Indiana or even Minnesota...

FREEDOM requires being able to NOT be a Union member..
Forced Union membership is Anti-Freedom...

State and Local givernment employees should NOT be able to join a Union..
Making them ENEMYS of the Taxpaper.. and parasites not public servants..

6 posted on 06/08/2012 10:50:35 AM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole...)
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To: Buckeye McFrog

They are actually foam

7 posted on 06/08/2012 10:56:01 AM PDT by UB355 (Slower traffic keep right)
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