The Wisconsin Standoff that Gov. Walker MUST win.
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Dear Readers I still haven’t the energy to blog but I am going to be bringing you some posts from some of my favorite bloggers. Today the most serious problem we face as a nation is playing out in Wisconsin with the show down between the public sector unions and Gov. Walker. the Public sector union have ruled in state houses and the city and county elected officials for decades now and they have been given outlandishly generous salaries and benefits at the tax payers expense.
It was unheard of for public employees to be members of unions and allowed to have collective bargaining until the 1970’s when the Liberals push it thru. People employed by government traditionally have “safe and steady” jobs and therefore were considered to be well taken care of and compensated by having this security unlike the rest of us who work in the private sector and can lose our jobs just about any time. Now these people who have contracts that say they can not be fired for any reason and have salaries and benefits that would make those of us in the private sector praise the Lord are literally fleecing the tax payers and in Wisconsin fighting to continue doing so.
I am bringing you the post of my dear friend Dr. Joe Guarino on this topic. Please do visit Joe’s site; he blogs mostly on local Greensboro, NC problems but Joe is a brilliant man and very well informed on the national and international scenes as well. BB
February 18, 2011
The Wisconsin Standoff
The situation emerging in Wisconsin is a reflection of the precarious economic situation in which we find ourselves. We no longer have the extraordinarily prosperous society we once had. Whereas the private sector has undergone a traumatic, impactful contraction, the public sector thus far has emerged relatively unscathed.
The emergence of Chris Christie in New Jersey and Scott Walker in Wisconsin has aroused among conservatives a yearning to see that kind of tough leadership among potential Republican presidential candidates. Having the courage to face down public sector unions, and draw a line in the sand, is uncommonly seen in American politics.
Now, the unions in Wisconsin are conducting disorderly demonstrations in the streets in order to force a tax increase. And Barack Obama has expressed solidarity with them, and is even reported to be directing his political troops to try to influence the situation. This should reawaken the American people as to what Obama is all about. He has sided with unions trying to force a tax increase for Wisconsin residents; and has sided against those trying to exercise good stewardship. He has gratuitously interfered in the internal affairs of a state wrestling with budget difficulties.
Every viable organization must be able to have some degree over control over its personnel costs because these typically comprise a huge portion of overall expenses. If you cannot control personnel costs, you are fighting with both arms tied behind your back. That is why I have encouraged the city of Greensboro and Guilford County to look at these issues; and that is why C4GC is specifically studying this matter at the county level.
But the state of North Carolina and the federal government need to do so as well. They are not immune from the effects of these inordinate expenses.
Much rides on what happens in Wisconsin. If Walker does not win this battle, it will make other leaders gunshy. This is a drama that will replay in other states, although the outcome will not necessarily be the same elsewhere. In any case, we need to be rooting for Walker. We cannot keep handling the public sector as if nothing has happened to our economy.
In the interim, we can survey the mess in the public spaces outside the state capitol building in Wisconsin:
Watch the latest video at video.foxnews.com
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