The Wisconsin Teachers Union spills the beans. Their motto has been revealed.
“Screw the children. It’s all about me”
In 1981 PATCO, the air traffic controllers’ union went on an illegal strike. Pres. Ronald Reagan ordered them back to work with small success. Reagan fired those who ignored the return to work order. The time has come for this to happen again.
As Skookum has posted, Barack Obama has sided with the teachers’ union. This is no surprise as he has rescued unions at great cost to Americans at large. There’s more to this story. A lot more. Democrats are making a hobby out of opposing the will of the American voter.
In Wisconsin Democrats abandoned their obligations as representatives of the voters. They left the state in order to stymie a vote to end collective bargaining. The bottom line is that the runaway union gravy train is poised to be derailed.
Unions still could represent workers, but could not seek pay increases above those pegged to the Consumer Price Index unless approved by a public referendum. Unions also could not force employees to pay dues and would have to hold annual votes to stay organized.
To add to the horror:
…the legislation also would make public workers pay half the costs of their pensions and at least 12.6 percent of their health care coverage — increases Walker calls “modest” compared with those in the private sector.
It’s tragic having to pay a tiny amount of your health care and actually contribute your own money to your pension so that no one loses his or her job.
Wisconsin teachers have effectively gone on strike, calling for demonstrations Friday and Saturday. After all the kerfuffle about Sarah Palin and “reload” and cross hairs on maps Democrats and their union villainy have gone off the deep end of hate imagery.
It’s well known that Wisconsin, like many states, has been facing a fiscal crisis for some time. A $3.6 billion deficit looms. Governor Scott Walker has warned that as many as 10-12,000 workers could be laid off if his proposals are defeated.
Teachers dragged their students to the protest and some students had no idea why they were there.
Many of the hundreds of Madison East High School students didn’t know why their teachers brought them to the union protests at the Wisconsin Capitol Tuesday. But they knew they were just happy to be out of class. See this raw video from today’s government union rally in opposition to Governor Scott Walker’s budget.
The Democrats who deserted their posts have decided to hold the government hostage.
State Senator Mark Miller, a member of the missing band of Wisconsin Democratic lawmakers who fled Madison Thursday to avoid a vote on a budget bill, called into CNN with the group’s list of demands for Republican Gov. Scott Walker.
Miller put a keen sense of humor on display.
Asked about the deficit the state is facing, Miller said Walker is ignoring the economy’s recovery, which makes reigning in union benefits unnecessary.
They’re lucky to have a job and they still want to be able to pry open the pockets of the taxpayers of Wisconsin at their whim and without conscience.
So who could possibly be behind such loathsome actions? Who else?
The Democratic National Committee’s Organizing for America arm — the remnant of the 2008 Obama campaign — is playing an active role in organizing protests against Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker’s attempt to strip most public employees of collective bargaining rights.
Remember when Obama said that everyone was going to have some skin in the game?
What he meant was that unions are going to get your skin. All of it. You will make all the sacrifice. Obama is the President of those who belong to unions in this country and if you’re not, you’re SOL.
It’d be really interesting to learn whether teachers have the right to strike in Wisconsin. Teachers’ strikes were deemed illegal in Washington. Wisconsin teachers have stolen time from the classroom and probably expect to be paid for it. Firing them and hiring new teachers who are looking for jobs could be a great way to see if the money of Wisconsin taxpayers was being well spent.
But we’d need a President of all the people and not just his favorites.