There sure is a lot of talk about it, but little discussion of it. Where is it written that public service employees (formerly known as public servants) have a right to collective bargaining? Regular citizens have rights. Government employees have responsibilities. Do your job and quit yer bitchin’ or get out and get a real job– start your own business. Whatever. Just shut up and go away. We never really needed most of you in those public positions in the first place.
I’m not so sure we should ever allow them to organize. That’s what regular folks do, once in a while, and even then their employers have the right to collectively fire them.
Surely the public servants’ “right” to collective bargaining should come with the right to be collectively fired. Maybe it’s time to grant them the latter, over there in Wisconsin.
Somehow an angry rent-a-mob of Marxist beatniks and global “One Big Union” socialist revolutionaries demanding more goodies from the pockets of taxpayers doesn’t sit right. They’re certainly not what they want to be– equal in principle to civil rights marchers. Not even remotely.
Since they’re pissed off at the state government and trying to stifle the democratic process therein, shouldn’t we be calling them Angry, Anti Government Protestors? I’ll say they’re just exactly the same as Timothy McVeigh. What the hell; they’re incipient terrorists. If it’s good for the goose…
I say fire the lot, eliminate half the positions permanently, and cut all state taxes by half. Tomorrow. That would do for a start. There’d be some breathing room for new start-up business and a rapidly shrinking deficit. I don’t see a down side.