The control that unions have today in America is destroying this country. Their control is leading America right into bankruptcy (and the left loves it).
The unions have taken indirect control of our government through our politicians. The members of Congress, the President and State Governors all need the union vote to get elected and reelected to their offices. With this type of power, the unions are like the rotten, spoiled child who can demand and get anything they want….and they do!!
Even though it’s never discussed, we all know that politicians make deals. The deal making with the unions is exactly what gives the unions their control.
Deals, what deals, we didn’t make no stinkin’ deals. We didn’t “buy the votes”…that would be construed as corrupt and we can’t have that…..!!!! We didn’t promise over generous benefits to union members in exchange for their votes…that would be corrupt.
Unions Won, But At What Cost
The unions won in California, Illinois and Nevada because they elected politicians who will meet their “demands”. These wins were not in the best interest of the American people because of what the politicians had to give to win. Well actually, the politicians didn’t give up anything, the tax payers are the ones giving something up.
Illinois is a perfect example of union deal making that’s gone too far. The Illinois tax payers will see income and corporate tax increases of about 60%. Gee, how many corporations and individuals can afford to stay in Illinois? Bordering states such as Wisconsin and Indiana are courting businesses to move their operations to their states. Indiana is sending roses and champagne to Illinois law makers.
The unions voted into public office Congressional leaders and State Governors who will give them whatever they want regardless of the cost to the other tax payers. Future generations of Americans will be paying dearly to pay for these “demands” of the unions.
What Back Room Deals?
Since government union employees voted for their protection force, the politicians, they will continue to get their raises.
Unions will also continue to get their over generous salaries, health benefit and retirement packages.
With such generous packages union members will be able to retire at early ages than private sector employees. Private sector employees will have to continue to work at older ages just to support the over generosity paid for union membership.
The union agenda is not the same as the agenda of the American people. It’s a cultural thing. Unions have their own culture. The union culture says, “I got mine”. The union culture is not a team player culture. The union culture chokes America. Their culture dismisses the fact that the American tax payer has to foot the bill for their glutinous ways.
This type of attitude plays right into the hands of the Progressives’ movement toward total government control; which is why the left caters to the unions.
They Won, But America Lost
Some day the union members are going to wake up and there won’t be an America. Some day, after it’s too late, union members will realize they have bankrupted America.
If businesses can’t continue to carry the tax burden necessary to pay for union benefits, who then will pay for their nice little benefits? If unions continue to gauge the tax payer to pay for their salaries, benefits and raises, the tax payer will eventually run out of money; and then who will pay for their nice little benefits? They won, America lost and someday, they will lose.