Yesterday, Ohio voters defeated a measure that would stop collective bargaining for Ohio unions. It is a shame that people don't understand the serious implications here.
Because of collective bargaining, state governments all over the (northern) United States are going broke. They have simply promised more than they can provide. The "Collective" citizens, who are so selfish that they demand excesses in compensation that they don't earn, have just killed the goose that lays the golden eggs. I hope they're quite happy with themselves.
In previous discussions, mostly with union member Johnny O'Bloggin, I have attempted to explain how economies work. In order for an economy to work, the workers in that economy must produce a product that HAS VALUE in other economies. If that product doesn't sell, no money will come in. The governments, local, state and federal, don't generate any income by paying their employees, so the governments must tax their constituents to raise funds for paying the government employees. And the government can only tax as much as we the people allow them to.
It is sad to see the LIV's be totally manipulated by the P.I.L.E.'s. But I promise you that 99% of the Ohio voters who opposed Issue 2 were only doing so because their union leadership told them to. My mama used to call that cutting off your nose to spite your face.