Well, if you didn’t know by now, you now know what the job of a community organizer is. After all we have had one in the White House running the country for the past two years. The job of a community organizer is to promote dissension among various groups and thus gain political advantage, not for the groups mind you but for the “community organizer!”
John Fund covers President Obama’s current community organizing antics in his WSJ article, What’s at Stake in Wisconsin’s Budget Battle. “The real assault this week was led by Organizing for America, the successor to President’s Obama’s 2008 campaign organization. It helped fill buses of protesters who flooded the state capital of Madison and ran 15 phone banks urging people to call state legislators.”
“Myron Lieberman, a former Minnesota public school teacher who became a contract negotiator for the American Federation of Teachers, says that since the 1960s collective bargaining has so “greatly increased the political influence of unions” that they block the sorts of necessary change that other elements of society have had to accept.”
That’s right, a labor guy admits that the public employee unions control society. Even the most progressive of Democrats, FDR warned against this: “The process of collective bargaining, as usually understood, cannot be transplanted into the public service,” Roosevelt wrote in 1937 to the National Federation of Federal Employees. Yes, public workers may demand fair treatment, wrote Roosevelt. But, he wrote, “I want to emphasize my conviction that militant tactics have no place” in the public sector. “A strike of public employees manifests nothing less than an intent on their part to prevent or obstruct the operations of Government.”
So the public unions control the leftist politicians, they have the votes, they own the elected! Not only that, but they have a monopoly. They don’t need to worry about competition as do the private sector unions. They are living fat, fatter than the private sector while the rest of us put up with their mouth pieces and pay their unsustainable wages, benefits and pensions.
Bravo to Governor Scott Walker, the Wisconsin Republicans and this mild proposal to level the playing field!