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A tale of two states: Connecticut and Massachusetts

There were two articles in yesterday’s Wall Street Journal that caught my eye, one involving Connecticut and one involving Massachusetts.

On the Connecticut side, the piece is entitled “The Anti-Christe”.   Read more

Public Employee Unions, One Man’s Opinion

Anyone care to guess who said this:

“… Meticulous attention should be paid to the special relationships and obligations of public servants to the public itself and to the government. All Government employees should realize that the process of collective bargaining, as usually understood, cannot be transplanted into the public service. It has its distinct and insurmountable limitations … The very nature and purposes of Government make it impossible for … officials … to bind the employer … The employer is the whole people, who speak by means of laws enacted by their representatives …

“Particularly, I want to emphasize my conviction that militant tactics have no place in the functions of any organization of government employees. Upon employees in the federal service rests the obligation to serve the whole people … This obligation is paramount … A strike of public employees manifests nothing less than an intent … to prevent or obstruct … Government … Such action, looking toward the paralysis of Government … is unthinkable and intolerable.”

Click through and see for yourself.  Once you do, ask yourself, if this man could see the dangers of a public employee union, how can it be a partisan issue today? Or click here for a clue.

CBS poll showing strong support for public unions unmasked

And unmasked by their own numbers. I’ve included the CBS report from last night’s newscast as well. Make special note of CBS making special note that those evil corporations helped fund the opposition. But Ed Morrissey does a great job of unmasking the actual bias behind the poll. Have at it my little mobstas. Read more