Skip to comments.Prop. 32: What really scares California's big unions
Posted on 08/28/2012 10:32:37 AM PDT by Beave Meister
Michael Hiltzik infers in his column Sunday that Proposition 32 is a big lie -- because it prohibits both corporations and labor unions such as the California Teachers Assn. from extracting involuntary political contributions from the paychecks of workers. Hiltzik argues that its prohibition of corporate deductions is of minor impact, but that union political fund-raising will be crippled.
He is amazingly untroubled by the fact that taking such payroll deductions for political purposes without consent is patently immoral. Why should a worker have some of his forced union dues spent on candidates or causes that he doesn't agree with? As Thomas Jefferson said, To compel a man to furnish contributions of money for the propagation of opinions which he disbelieves is sinful and tyrannical.
Oddly, Hiltzik seems concerned only that the CTA and other public employee unions maintain the ability to build massive political war chests so they can pour tens of millions of dollars into the same types of independent spending efforts that so offend him.
Does it trouble Hiltzik that the CTA's inexhaustible tap on more than a quarter of a million teacher paychecks has deluded parents into the false belief that their kids are getting a good education? Does it bother him that California's deteriorating public school system has cheated two generations out of a decent education?
(Excerpt) Read more at latimes.com ...
Straight-up bankruptcy of the State Gov’t would be best of all.
Too bad the Prop isn’t National. Screw the unions. They’re largely thugs and thieves. They are good for some arbitration between individual member and company but not for much else. Most of union dues goes to politics and paying union bosses salaries.
“Straight-up bankruptcy of the State Govt would be best of all.”
States cannot seek protection in bankruptcy courts because they are considered sovereign states. What they can do is default on their debt which would be basically the same thing. Anyone buying state bonds right now is an idiot as they will be left holding the bag at the end of this madness.
Prop 32 makes so much sense it probably hasn’t got a chance of passing.
Ca prop 30 needs to be defeated.
I see where my stinking union has given $1,000,000.in support of prop 30 which raises taxes on earners over $250,000.
That’s why Prop 32 would eliminate the union taking money from my paycheck to support whatever crap they want.
No on Ca Prop 30
Yes on Ca Prop 32
“infers”? “Implies” perhaps but this is oddly written
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