Once again, since Obama’s secular socialist community organizing press won’t tell the American people the truth, someone has to!
Over the years, I have written more about our Founding Fathers and documents than most Americans have ever read in a lifetime. But just in case I missed something, I went back and read the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution and the Bill of Rights one more time and nowhere did I find a “right to collective bargaining” – aka criminal socialist union thuggery, intimidation and extortion.
Did anyone really have to poll to come up with this answer? Most taxpayers are sick of being bankrupted or held hostage by union thuggery and oppose labor unions, especially for public servant jobs paid for by taxpayers. Ironically, most union thugs like unions… This, they call “breaking news!”
It depends on who you ask… but as a general rule, you can anticipate that socialists see nothing wrong with socialism (collectivism) and everything wrong with freedom, individual rights and capitalism. People willing to trade their individual rights for collective bargaining rights love unions, while people still stuck on individual rights tend to hate them.
Public vs. Private
The discussion also changes based on public sector jobs paid for by taxpayers, vs. private sector jobs, paid for by private employers and ultimately the consumers of goods and services. Private sector jobs feed the public trough and public sector jobs drain the public trough. Hence, there is a significant difference between the two – one being on the asset side of the ledger, the other being a liability for every American taxpayer.
Most Americans believe in and support the concept of individual rights, not the collective rights of one special group over all others. Still, most support the right to private sector unions, so long as the people have a right to reject unions, under right to work laws.
They also accept the right of union shops to bid on government contracts, but not exclusively via union bid only laws, which keep 88% of the workforce from even bidding on government contracts, though they still have to pay for them.
But in the public sector, labor unions amount to nothing more than the collective extortion of taxpayers. The right for a few to hold an entire state or nation hostage until they can milk taxpayers for ever increasing wages and benefits, in what is supposed to be public servant jobs.
The insane practice should have never been allowed to begin with, and should have ended long ago. Whether it’s Iceland, Greece, the Middle East, Wisconsin or the United States, public sector union extortion has bankrupted government after government leaving union pension funds unfunded to the tune of a trillion dollars in the U.S. alone. Once the public feeding trough has run dry, there is nothing left to negotiate, which is exactly what Wisconsin Governor Walker told state union workers. Indiana Republicans should have had as much backbone and sooner or later, they will have no choice.
The Union Revolt
Union community thug-in-chief Barack Obama is working with his civilian army, made up of well-indoctrinated college students, union members, Black Panthers, Muslims and illegal aliens still praying for amnesty, to create a national disaster out of the battle between taxpayers and the international labor movement.
Just watch how these people react in Wisconsin, when nobody lost their job, their pay or their benefits. All they lost was their ability to hold Wisconsin taxpayer’s hostage to prop up labor unions that are the financial foundation of today’s Democrat Party.
Remember the “buy American” and “look for the union label” ads of years gone by? You don’t see those ads anymore because most American union workers don’t make anything anymore. They work in government jobs now, on the taxpayer’s dole and that’s why government has grown at a pace no GDP can keep up with.
The Pursuit of Happiness
The individual right to define and pursue happiness through the sweat of one’s own brow is the fundamental right of every American citizen and it always has been.
But there is NO constitutional right to collective bargaining in the private sector or collective extortion in the public sector.
The mere notion that union workers are somehow special, deserving of special rights, wages, benefits, powers and government consideration that no other American has, is in and of itself, un-American, not to mention wholly unconstitutional.
And the idea that people making less should have to pay for those special wages and benefits in higher taxes, just so that union members can pay union dues to prop up the Democrat Party, is totally insane!
Union members should wake up and get a clue! The American taxpayer is fed up with being robbed of their earnings to prop up international secular socialist interests represented by today’s Democrat Party, which won’t even exist without labor union funding.
The unionized American press can lie about this story in support of their Democrat unions all they want. But the American taxpayers have finally figured out who has been screwing them all these years.
When the people look to see who has been bending them over in government for years, they see the union label. The jig is up folks! Your right to collectively out-bargain the American individual is at end. Get used to the idea…
NOTE to RAND PAUL
You are not a Tea Party candidate anymore Rand. You are a U.S. Senator now. Stop with the childish Tea Party data-mining for ignorant donors with your stupid petitions and just introduce a National Right to Work Act. Stop talking about it and DO IT Senator.
We heard the speech, that’s how you got elected. Now, stop talking and start DOING! You won’t get another penny or signature from me until you actually DO SOMETHING!
Governor Walker for President! The first politician I’ve seen with real backbone since Reagan!
I dont think most Americans bare any ill-will to Unions in general, but they must live or die at their own making, the GM bailout is an example of Gov intruding and supporting Unions where they have no interest other than POLITICAL. If auto manufacturing by the likes of Toyota can produce a product that actually makes the company a profit with non-union employees and GM CANNOT, without a bailout from us the taxpayer, then those unions should FAIL, and bankruptcy be their tool to restructure and break the Unions so they ARE once again profitable. If they continue to fail, it should be obvious to everyone, that their business model should be changed in favor of non-union, its that simple.
Government support of Public Unions at the expense of their citizens will always lead to failure because the employees of such a system will always demand more, and taxpayers will recieve less. And lets not forget This is the road to more and more Socialism.
Margret Thatcher said it best: "Socialism is fine, Until you run out of other Peoples Money"