Friday, August 12, 2011

The true threat to the Unions

The biggest problem the anti-austerity movement has is when it works. This is gonna leave a mark (emphasis mine):

Recently, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
noted that under Walker's plan to require greater health-care and pension contributions from government employees, the City of Milwaukee actually comes out $11 million ahead
That's $11 million ahead! Walker was faced with deficits for as far as the eye could see. Rather than kicking the can down the road, he put in some common sense plans and already, not 10 years down the road, good things are happening. And the Union response?

Mayor Tom Barrett's March prediction that Walker's budget "just makes our structural deficit explode." Barrett, who lost to Walker in the 2010 Wisconsin gubernatorial election, refuses to give the governor any credit for helping him balance his city's books, instead complaining that Walker's plan to curb collective bargaining went too far.

Er, okay. It gets better tho. Apparently, the Democrats and Unions were reticent to even mention collective bargaining in their television ads during the recall elections because they didn't want to alert voters to the plan's successes.

There are many other examples of how the new law is benefiting the students while saving the state millions of dollars. All of which will further hurt the unions and their brand. The best thing that can happen is that the unions continue attacking Walker and other like minded Governors, it will only serve to remind voters just how irrelevant these extortionists are becoming. Taxpayers 1 Unions 0!

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