Wednesday, June 09, 2010

Why we can't afford unions (and are mad)

Unions Just Flushed $5 Million of Your Tax Dollars Down the Toilet :
As Heritage fellow James Sherk has documented this battle between government unions and the people who pay their salaries is playing out across the country. In Maine, the Maine Municipal Association, the SEIU, the Teamsters, and the Maine Education Association collectively spent hundreds of thousands of dollars to campaign against a ballot initiative that would have prevented government spending from growing faster than the combined rate of inflation and population growth. In Illinois, AFSCME Council 31 ran television and radio ads pushing for tax increases in their "Fair Budget Illinois" campaign. In Oregon, government unions provided 90 percent of the $4 million spent advocating two ballot initiatives to raise personal income and business taxes by $733 million.
And who can forget that "grassroots" demonstration in Springfield demanding a tax increase.

Related. James Pethokoukis: Why Meg Whitman can save California. Steve Bartin: What Illinois Can Learn from Texas About Wal-Mart

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