California has ~2.3 million unionized government workers and ~18.6 million civilians. With so many people organized with a laser-like focus on increasing taxes and spending, the private working citizens of California find it nearly impossible to prevent government workers from voting their own paychecks.If you do not live in California, where do you come into this lovely picture? You are the chump whose money is being used for a federal bailout to California. Not only is the state government enslaving California citizens, they are enslaving the rest of us via the Obama / Pelosi penchant for never meeting a bailout bill they didn't like.
In effect, government workers have hijacked democracy. Instead of state employees working for the people, the people now work for the state employees. As far as the state government is concerned, people in the private sector work merely so that they can be taxed for the benefit of the tax consumers. They’ve entered a condition not unlike like that of pre-industrial serfs.
...No one should be able to vote their own paycheck. Government-employee unions should be legally restricted from engaging in any kind of political activity. If not, it is only a matter of time before civil servants become civil masters. _ChicagoBoyz
We are returning to the good old days of feudalism. The lords and ladies in their castles and keeps, and the serfs (that's you) in the fields. Under Dear Leader, you may as well get used to it.