Tuesday, December 14

unfair share

I'm starting to think my guy in 2012 is going to be outgoing Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty.

His WSJ op-ed "Government Unions vs. Taxpayers" is information every voter should have.
"Federal employees receive an average of $123,049 annually in pay and benefits, twice the average of the private sector. And across the country, at every level of government, the pattern is the same: Unionized public employees are making more money, receiving more generous benefits, and enjoying greater job security than the working families forced to pay for it with ever-higher taxes, deficits and debt."
How do we reform public employee unions? Pawlenty spells it out.
"Bring public employee compensation back in line with the private sector and reduce the overall size of the federal civilian work force.
"Start using the same established accounting standards that private businesses are required to use, so we can accurately assess unfunded liabilities. 
"End defined-benefit retirement plans for government employees. The private sector dropped them years ago in favor of the clarity and predictability of defined-contribution models such as 401(k) plans."
Unions once were a good thing, protecting workers from exploitation, but now they are strangling America's finances with out of balance, unsustainable salaries and benefits packages.

Why is this important? Unions are powerful and rich and they vote for Democrats. Ironically, the politicians preaching 'fairness' and 'social justice' reward union bosses and their mindless minions with unfair and unjust pay and perks because they have to. Without union support, Democrats would be unelectable nationwide.

Something to think about the next time you vote.

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