Filed under: Democrat Corruption, Domestic Policy, Law, Taxes | Tags: Demonstrations in Wisconsin, Governor Scott Walker, States Going Broke!
All those screaming teachers who have shut down the schools in Madison, dragged bewildered kids along to demonstrate, and waved Hitler signs around, are hollering ‘Kill the Bill” and insisting that the wicked Governor Walker is trying to deprive them of their rights. The Governor is asking them to pay a small percentage of the cost of their health insurance, and a modest portion of the costs of their pensions — much less for each than most people in the private sector pay.
The Governor is not, as protesters claim, trying to “break the union.” He is required by law to balance the budget. The unions are going to have to give up the right to bargain over their benefits, an impossible situation, or he’s going to have to lay off a big number of public employees. States cannot possibly continue to do that. An example: the teacher’s union has sued the state to force them to pay $700,000 for free Viagra for male teachers.
Public service unions should be abolished, and they certainly should not be allowed to strike against the public interest. Every year in the fall, just before it’s time for the kids to return to school, teacher’s unions strike for higher wages and benefits; although in most cases it is against the law for public service unions to strike. Striking public employees should be fired promptly. There are limits.