Friday, March 04, 2011

Unions' collective disregard for taxpayers ~ By Herman Cain

Even at the federal level, the unions have been trying to restrict workers' rights by taking away the secret ballot in union elections with the proposed card-check legislation. And although union bosses would deny it, eliminating the secret ballot would give them another avenue to intimidate people into voting for unionizing.

The courage of Gov. Walker to truly represent the people paying the bills is showing up in other states. The taxpayers who pay taxes to their state and the federal government are tired of all the chairs around the negotiating table being all on one side of the table.

Taxpayers are now being represented on the other side of the table.

Herman Cain explains how the unions, with Democrats controlling states, have had a monopoly when it comes to getting higher wages and better benefits than workers in the private sector. It is now turned around in Wisconsin, New Jersey, and other states. In the video below, Herman has some things to say about the Wisconsin State Senators that left the state to avoid a vote.

Video provided by TheREALjohnny2k

Unions' collective disregard for taxpayers
By Herman Cain

February 28, 2011 ~ 1:00 am Eastern

© 2011

The mayhem in Madison, Wis., over the last two weeks has highlighted the determination of organized labor unions to continue to restrict workers rights, and to try to intimidate Gov. Scott Walker and the taxpayers into some more unsustainable demands.

Choosing to join a union in one thing. Being forced to do so as a condition of employment is a restriction on a worker's rights. Joining a union or any other organization should be an individual's choice. And the desire of the unions to continue to make unsustainable demands on local, state and federal government, irrespective of the devastating financial impacts, is totally illogical, not to mention being a collective disregard for the nearly 90 percent of the workers and taxpayers who pay them.

For years in some states, the unions have consistently helped elect Democratic governors and legislatures who have said thank you by passing union-favored legislation for the benefit of the unions and re-election of their Democratic friends. The Democrats would then find ways to pass these favors and demands on to the taxpayers in the form of higher taxes. And when the Democrats could not raise taxes high enough and fast enough, they would create deficits and future commitments to force future tax increases.

Little by little, this political favoritism has made the disparity between total compensation for public-sector employees and private-sector employees bigger and bigger – and unsustainable.

Then in Wisconsin, Republican Gov. Scott Walker and a Republican state Legislature got elected after eight years of Democratic control in the governor's office and the Legislature. Walker announced to the public that Wisconsin is broke! Instead of letting the state's credit card continue to go past its spending limit, he proposed a solution, which does not include raising taxes as the unions have forced the Democrats to do for many years.


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