Monday, February 21, 2011

The New US Civil War: Government Sector Workers Vs. the People

How far will the Obama astro-turfed public sector union thuggocracy go to push their aristocratic entitlements? To the point of violence, of open warfare pitting the public sector against its private sector slaves and servants?
These teachers are not protesting for liberty, freedom or to change the government. Rather, they are protesting because they want things to remain the same. They simply don't want anyone to mess with their pay. Well, the truth is that none of us ever wants to experience a pay cut. It is not a lot of fun. But sadly, states like Wisconsin are so broke that they have to find cuts somewhere. Someone is going to have to make a sacrifice. The teachers in Wisconsin just want to make sure that it is not them.

In the United States today, state and local governments are facing unprecedented budget crunches. Tax revenues are way down and expenses are way up. State and local government debt has reached at an all-time high of 22 percent of U.S. GDP, and many state and local governments are teetering on the brink of insolvency.

States like Wisconsin have to do something or else they will collapse financially. Wisconsin is facing a $3.6 billion budget deficit (which for that state is huge), and Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker and the Republicans in the legislature are attempting to make some tough cuts.

In particular, they want public employees to pay a little more towards their health care premiums and pension programs. In fact, what the Republicans are proposing would still leave Wisconsin public employees contributing far less to health care and pensions than their private sector counterparts. _EconomicCollapse_via_Intelhub

It is not just a US Democratic Party problem -- although most of the government officials who find themselves in the pockets of public sector labour unions are members of the USDP. If local and state governments in the US begin to collapse due to public employee overshoot, more private citizens will begin to sit up and take notice. It is bad enough that real unemployment in the US is approaching 20%. When things really start to fall apart thanks to government debt, people will begin to wake up.

No, it is best to let sleeping dogs lie. If the public sector union fat cats had at least half a brain, they would know that this is not a battle they want to win at any cost. Read the whole thing.

More -- Obama's ties to the SEIU go back to his days as a community organizer. In his own words:

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