Public unions are government turned upside down, where government workers rule the people not the reverse. To reiterate the point I've made elsewhere - what we have in public unions is corruption by definition. Corruption is what you happens when public unions are allowed to make donations to political candidates. These donations originate as taxpayer dollars so the unions act as a conduit for money to be transferred from the treasury to the party - the Democratic party - which in return for the money does whatever the union wants.
I recall reading about how the Japanese were able to buy enormous favors
in the legislature in Hawaii for ridiculously small donations.
Accordingly, how much more are the public unions able to get with the
insanely huge donations they are able to do through the use of taxpayers
funds? Who would want to live in such a place, where those who work
for government determine policy for the people?
As noted in recent articles, money from teachers unions goes not only to
political donations made on behalf of teachers but other Democratic
causes as well. So, in essence, what we have is that public unions are
not merely funding the Democratic Party, they are the party - it is one
big happy organization. It wouldn't be much of a surprise if we found
that, like in the Democratic media, people who regularly work for the
teachers unions also work for the party.
And where are the People with a capital"P" in this arrangement, how do
they fit in? It is their children who are allegedly supposed
to be taught by this monolithic entity. The answer is the People are
there to be squeezed, while the unions deliver the least possible for
the most possible - or even not possible. Don't for a second think that
teachers will be held accountable for anything related to education
either - we've seen how the unions respond to efforts to rate teachers.
And here the teachers are somewhat right - the biggest factor in
education is family, not school. But Democrats are hard at work
destroying family in order to increase dependency on government - it is
one of many ironies created by the new normal under the Democrats.
Someone should ask Mayor Rahm in Chicago how the destruction of the
family and increased dependency is working out in his city.
Who would argue that such a system is not corrupt, that allowing
government workers to unionize and make enormous donations to ONE
political party make sense, or is good government? And where was the
Republican Party when all this was enacted, in fact where ARE the
Republicans on this issue? We have yet to hear one word of complaint
from Republicans, this recipe for corruption. Republicans have turned out to be ridiculously easy to fool - on
immigration, on spending, on public unions the Democrats have run
circles around Republicans.
And when we do get complaints about the system, what we hear from
Democrats is nonsense about workers "rights", as if there is somehow a
"right" of public workers to unionize. However, there is no right under federal
statutory law, the Constitution or anywhere else for public workers to
unionize - these entities exist only as entities under state law, and the state can set the
terms and conditions under which they exist. ANY terms and conditions.
In fact, Democrats have set the terms and conditions under which public
unions exist, and they are this: the unions donate enormous amounts of
money to the Democrats and Democratic causes and be part of the
Democratic family of organizations, and in return the Democrats give the
unions enormous benefits, essentially whatever they want.
It's a very nice quid pro quo arrangement, under which governments are
driven into bankruptcy since the politicians rarely look beyond the next
election. And why should they - under the arrangement in my state, for
example. local elections are at different times than federal and
state-wide elections, which gives more power to government workers since
turnout for everyone else is so low.
It is mind boggling that we hear not one word from major media about
this corrupt arrangement. No "Frontline" stories, no "60 Minutes" -
nothing since it is Democrats who are part of this. Of course, if the
donations were going to Republican candidates, we would hear about it
And, naturally, the last thing on the minds of those in charge is
education - this is all about money. The Democrats will always adhere to
the line that teachers are always under paid, that there is never
enough money for education, in fact isn't education a great issue on
which to squeeze taxpayers? After all there isn't an anti-education
lobby out there, and thanks to Democratic media, teachers have achieved
virtual sainthood. Who can argue for less money for the people who
teach your CHILDREN? Democrats are pros when it comes to making
arguments that turn people's best instincts inside out.
In fact, the situation is rapidly going from corruption to repression.