posted on Feb, 22 2011 @ 07:21 PM
Would it matter if there was a fire near your house, and the fire department was on strike? Or how about you are walking down the street, and someone
was firing weapons and the police could not be there, cause they were on strike? Or how about, what does a parent do, if the teachers go on strike?
Or if you are in the hospital, and the nurses go on strike? Would it matter if the electricity goes down, or the water, cause the workers there go on
strike? Would the people be happy, if say, the phones stop working, cause the employees of the phone company goes on strike, and thus no service can
be done? Would we be any safer in travel, if the air traffic controllers went on strike, and left their posts, grounding all flights in and out of
the city, state and country?
All of those areas have one thing in common, and that is they are all unionized. It is not debatable about what all of the unions have done for the
country and workers, however, they should not be able to do such, when it impacts the public sector. It ripples across the country and ultimately
around the world.
Currently, many states are having to come up with ways to make ends meet, and to reduce the deficits that are affecting them. There are ultimately
two ways to do that, one is that they cut services, laying people off, or start cutting back on the benefits that are given to the state workers,
keeping the areas fully staffed. What all would you do? The governor, as most were, elected into office to solve the problems, created by prior
governors and senates, where the promises were made, and now the states can not afford. Cities can declare bankruptcy, but states can not. But their
credit rating can is often affected by what all they owe, and how much they are bringing in, via the way of taxes.
So there is the problem in a nutshell, how to reduce the deficit to where it not only solves the problem currently, but prevents it in the future, to
keep the state solvent, along with keeping people employed, and spurring business growth. Right now that is the bottom line issue that is faced in
Wisconsin, and many other states. Ultimately this is about money and politics, and the unions, along with its members are just as guilty, and a
victim of such.