Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Would state bankruptcies neuter union power over Democrats?

via slapupsidethehead dot com
The idea is intriguing. Dick Morris states today that the congress should refuse to aid socialist states in financial trouble and that the reorganization that would come with bankruptcy would be healthy for all government. Also, it is important that we not pass along our debt to our children. The buck needs to stop here at the very least. I agree with Morris that the states should not be bailed out, but I also like the idea of the unions losing power. It was so frustrating to me to see the CA teacher's union donate $1,000,000 to the cause of gay marriage during the Prop. 8 election. Why does a teacher's union feel it must try to influence state social legislation? And why did the SEIU become so entrenched as to battle against the American People in pushing Obamacare and campaigning against Scott Brown? How are these legitimate union activities?

11 comments:

WoFat said...

Maybe the "union" would have done better to put that money into salaries for the members.

Nickie Goomba said...

Not if the unions have anything to say about it. They've sucked companies to death. They'll do the same with civilization.

LL said...

Chapter 9 (municipal) Bankruptcy DOES allow all labor contracts to be negotiated in order to make the state solvent. Usually that's not necessary, but then again, no US State has ever gone bankrupt and very few Counties have filed under Ch 9. Orange County, CA is one of the very few, and it didn't need to renegotiate compensation to come out of bankruptcy.

ONE MEASURE THAT WOULD SOLVE run away union control over their municipal masters would be to make it ILLEGAL for unions to in any way contribute to the political campaigns of people who vote salary/benefits for their members.

The way it works today is this: Political Action Committees are formed and govt. employees contribute money that is used to put the people who vote their salaries -- into office. It's a recipe for disaster.

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The_Kid said...

If one state gets free money, they will All want free money. It will be never ending.

fuzzys dad said...

It is time to drive a stake into the hearts of the blood sucking unions.

John Carey said...

I believe unions are the single most destructive force in our labor market today and it is time for them to go.

Just a conservative girl said...

There are a few unions that I agree with; logging, mining and possibly fishing. My reasoning for that is that they are very dangerous professions and it provides some additional checks and balances for safety issues. Beyond that, it is time for them to go. But, what would the dems do without the unions? This is something that won't happen until there is an all out revolt in this country. From what I see from some recent polling, that is starting to happen; at least with public sector jobs. So there is some hope that the power hold they have over the states is starting to minimize.

Woodsterman (Odie) said...

Opie, did Bunni see this? I have a link I might post today that will slay you. It's about a state so messed up it is going to raise taxes by 66%.

Euripides said...

I've noticed from the leftist folks I speak to that, while they nearly universally condemn big business for all the ills of society (including their lobbying efforts) yet these folks never think twice about the hugely corrupt influence of unions on government.

The public sector unions need to be the first to go, starting with the teacher's union.

Amusing Bunni said...

All unions and socialist states should NOT get any money at all! And, if they want to give the money to Cute Bunnies, like your adorable pic suggests, so much the better ;-)

Seriously, I'd trust rabbits with our hard earned cash over those corrupt union jerks!

Trestin said...

Is Vitriol covered under the new health care bill?