C. Edmund Wright | End Public Sector Unions…Period
It’s about time. I’ve been waiting for this debate to mature for 15 years.
The battles in Wisconsin and New Jersey over public sector union benefits are merely financial precursors to a much bigger ideological war that has been on the horizon now for years, if not decades. When you acknowledge the coming battle, you realize that Governors Walker and Christie — courageously as they are behaving — are only nibbling at the edges of the real issue.
And the real issue is whether public sector unions should even be allowed to exist. Frankly, when even a modicum of common sense is infused into the equation, the answer is a resounding no. And the foundational reason is simple. There is no one at the bargaining table representing the folks who are actually going to pay whatever is negotiated.
Gee, what could possibly go wrong?
Well let’s see what went wrong: California, New Jersey, Illinois, Michigan, Chicago, New York State, New York City, Wisconsin…on and on I could go including almost every city and state where government workers are unionized.
Oh, and have you seen pictures of Detroit lately?