Skip to comments.After Walker victory, Indiana governor suggests public unions should go
Posted on 06/10/2012 12:46:31 PM PDT by South40
On the heels of Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker's history-making recall victory, the governor of nearby Indiana with his own record of curtailing union benefits suggested public-sector unions are past their prime and should be abolished.
"I think, really, government works better without them," Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels told "Fox News Sunday," when asked whether public-worker unions should even exist.
Daniels had cracked down on collective bargaining for state workers as soon as he took office in 2005, six years before Walker and his GOP allies in the state legislature started down the same path -- triggering a backlash that forced him to stand for election this past Tuesday. Walker made history as the first governor to survive the recall test, beating Democrat Tom Barrett.
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Less talk... JUST DO IT !
I’m not sure they are even constitutional.
When has that silly old Constitution ever meant, let alone stopped a libtard from doing whatever they damn well please.
“Less talk... JUST DO IT !”
No politician can “do it” without sufficient power. That power comes from the people. The Tea Party showed the way in 2010. If there is a groundswell of public opinion in favour of — whatever —, then the politicians will become motivated and empowered to do that.
Consider a counter-example. Obama and Obamacare. Obama spent a lot of political capital ramming Obamacare through. Now, it seems that about 2/3 of the people don’t support Obamacare, and it might be quashed by the SCOTUS.
If any governor were to eliminate public-sector unions, without broad public support; they (the unions) would just rise again like zombies.
The reason usually given for a recall is so a corrupt politician can be quickly removed. Since those days the federal government has actually removed many more top level politicians for crime than all the states with recall have removed.
I think it used to be the case that the federales didn't have an anti-corruption law to use ~ which they do now.
I find recall to be rather contrary to the American process.
That sound you just heard was the blast of a thousand DUmmie heads exploding.
The Libs constitution is in Pelosi’s terrarium. It’s kept alive with an endless supply of Unicorn manure and rainbow sunshine.
Be well and have a joy joy day.
Agreed! No public servants should be unionized, especially when they have the power to strike!
did the Indiana Gov learn his position at the Bilderberg meeting he just had attended?
Well. THEY are probably constitutional, but their so-called "contracts" are obviously not.
Glad you brought up the Lansing thing. The ‘flashlight’ comment by that union thug is interesting. http://www.myfoxphoenix.com/story/18663819/flashlight-found-in-car ~ Some one has begun making up FLASHLIGHT BOMBS and leaving them around Phoenix.
Mitch has been after the state unions for many years. Maybe he passed on tips to the Bilderberger commando teams eh!
Government Employees are the largest Lobbyist Group in the USA.
We need to curtail Government Employee power and influence by removing Unions from government.
Right now most of our elected legislators and executives are scared to death of the Government Employee Lobby.
He wants to impose Wal Martial law.
And that’s the primary reason I oppose term limits. A bunch of noob legislators are no match for entrenched government employee union bosses. The bigger the government, the more bureaucrats, the stronger the unions, the more powerful they become. Without a serious reduction in the size of government...and complete elimination of government unions, there should be no discussion of term limits.
There is no reason why any government employee should be in a union.
You don't think there's broad public support? Scott walker's convincing victory, plus landslide victories for reform in San Jose and San Diego say otherwise.
Posted in post number 10. It lays out a great case against public sector unions.
For what sane reason are public worker unions even needed?
Other than simply siphon off money from the public treasury to fund their Democrat allies, they have no other reason to exist but to exert pressure ‘collective-bargaining’ and extort from the public treasury.
At least two past presidents, both dems, I think, Wilson? T. Roosevelt? and FDR spoke unequivocally about the unacceptability of "public emmployee" unions.
We all know where Ronald Reagan stood. And we also all know where The Great Destroyer of America and his party stand.
I am searching for the links and will post their exact words later.
Coincidentally, Fox News Sunday with Chris Wallace was on, Fox, with "guests" only representing the "Public" Employees Thug Unions only. It will be repeated later today at 11 pm PDT.
Recommended watching, because Chris plays the devil's advocate in favor of the unions with much more sympathetic enthusiasm, as hard as he attempts not to.
Check out freeper Elle Bee's most excellent post #5.
HOORAY Mitch Daniels! No public unions and a lot less public workers in a much smaller government.
DISMANTLE UNaccountable government bureaucracies (socialism). Let the workers find a job doing something productive...not something “progressive”.
FDR thought government worked better without them.
If it’s good for the fedgov, it’s good for the stategov.