Unions have taken a big hit as their greed has become visible to more and more Americans. The most recent punch hit the unions in Wisconsin right in the breadbasket, and it must have felt like a Chuck Norris roundhouse. The unions seem to have found their fiscal hypocrisy steeping like a tea bag in hot water.
Many unions have opted out of ObamaCare which was sold as a panacea, thanks to waivers granted by the Obama administration. Unions didn't want the Obama version of new health care, preferring instead to keep their old version.
But it's not just health care that unions want. Unions want taxpayers to fund union pensions. GM and Chrysler workers enjoy pensions and health care benefits that ruined their employers, thanks to taxpayer funds. It's only fair. No reason the union members should have to exercise fiscal responsibility like the rest of Americans. Union pensions are an entitlement at the expense of the taxpayers, a perk for taking a job as a civil servant, right?
the current shortfall was blamed on the loss of 140,000 jobs -- jobs Obama was unable to save. The obvious revenue decline from losing 140,000 taxpaying citizens would impact the state budget negatively, which should be obvious to anyone outside the Pelosi School of Economics, where "welfare is stimulus."
Neither the unions nor the rest of the left care about Wisconsin's budget shortfall, any other states' budget shortfalls, or even the United States' budget shortfall. The narrative by the left is that newly elected Republican Governor Walker is busting unions. The real narrative is that the left wants business as usual -- tax and spend for redistribution of wealth.
The past is prologue. America is finally beginning to catch on to the union game, and a game is what it is. Consider the idea that people in public jobs are paying lobbyists and consultants to influence politicians on their behalf. Put in more understandable terms, imagine that you and your boss are colluding to get you the top pay possible, with shareholders unaware of the scheme. That's exactly what's happening; we the taxpayers are being duped by the people we pay.