Political Nutz

Observations on the pathetic state of American politics

America’s Future to the Lowest Bidder

Wisconsin teacher headed to work

The Wisconsin debate over unionization of Public Employees has generated a lot of venom but little common sense.  Corporatist Gov. Scott Walker intends to balance the state budget entirely on the shoulders of public employees. Taken to its logical conclusion, the governor’s approach would effectively put eduction and all other public functions in the hands of the least-skilled, lowest-paid workers taxpayer money can buy.  Or, as parts of the proposed legislation make clear, he would privatize many agencies. 

I might support this approach if it included positions like governor and legislators.

The attack on public-employee unions, should it triumph, will remove one of the last remaining obstacles to the untrammeled power of private corporations and the politicians committed to their agenda.”  —Jerome Karabel, Wisconsin, Labor and the Future of America (HuffingtonPost.com)
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