Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Governor Scott Walker & Public Employee Unions

Recently elected Republican Governor Scott Walker of Wisconsin, in a common sense approach, is taking on the public employee unions in his state to balance the budget, rather than raise taxes. Walker is working with a Republican controlled legislature to limit collective bargaining rights for state employees and to mandate employee pension contributions of 5.8% and an increase in the average cost of medical insurance premiums contributions from 6% to just 12%. Governor Walker is simply trying to bring public employee compensation and benefits more in line with what occurs in the private sector rather than bankrupt the state of Wisconsin. So of course the unions are protesting in the streets so Governor Walker has made it very clear that he will send in the National Guard to restore order, if needed.

This is exactly what needs to happen all over the United States. Public employees should not have the right to collective bargaining at all because political contributions to elected representatives make it a conflict of interest; really nothing more than millions in bribes to elect their cronies. Public employees should be governed by Civil Service Commissions appointed by Governors and composed of business men and women working in the private sector. In fact, compensation and benefits for public employees should be tied to what is typical in the private sector that is paying all the bills. Why on earth should any public sector employee receive benefits far in excess of what exists in the private sector? This has to stop because the unions are bankrupting our country!

Now we have Republican Governors like Christie in New Jersey, Walker in Wisconsin, Kasich in Ohio, McDonnell in Virginia and Scott in Florida that are standing up to the public employee unions to properly represent the people of their states. This just shows that the only way to make any progress in our country and get our fiscal house in order is to sweep these Socialists out of office, at the state and federal level that are owned lock, stock and barrel by the public employee unions. We must elect Conservatives in 2012 and 2014 to take back our country that support free market capitalism, limited government, lower taxes and less regulation, real education, energy and health care reform, a strong national defense, including securing our border and fighting Terrorism, the right to bear arms, the sanctity of life and family values that are the foundation of our nation. This is the platform supported by the majority of the American people and the only way to restore economic growth and job creation in our country.

Most important, we must elect Conservatives in 2012 and 2014 who will adhere to the Constitution, as written by our Founding Fathers, not as contrived by the left wing media, Socialists in the last 98 years, our current or former Presidents, Congresses, or the Courts. We must take back our country in 2012 and 2014, which means ending domination by public employee unions. We can do it. We must do it preserve our freedom, our nation and way of life for the sake of our children and grandchildren.

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