Letter: 'Public servants’ who belong to unions are in fear denial, he saysTO THE EDITOR: “Some of what I’ve heard coming out of Wisconsin, where you’re just making it harder for public employees to collectively bargain generally, seems like more of an assault on unions,” President Obama told TMJ4 in Milwaukee.
By: Scott Thomson, Maiden Rock, Pierce County Herald
TO THE EDITOR: “Some of what I’ve heard coming out of Wisconsin, where you’re just making it harder for public employees to collectively bargain generally, seems like more of an assault on unions,” President Obama told TMJ4 in Milwaukee.
He is right; the public unions are a part of the spending problem.
The demonstration in Madison attracted many protestors from organizations in other states. They came to complain about the will of Wisconsin voters, as expressed in November. I saw signs like “Teachers Shape the Future,” which made me think, “Who will take credit for shaping the present?” Our highly educated leaders, from our best schools, have led us into this crisis and they won’t accept accountability. Progressives are adept at being “victims,” but their “entitlement mentality” lacks accepting responsibility. They are teaching our children the same.
It is evident that our “public servants” (oxymoron), who belong to unions, are in fear denial. I don’t blame them; they just believed the lies of the elite ruling class. Realizing that something “hit the fan,” they are learning their real status. Our president said that, “We all need to have skin in the game,” but it doesn’t appear that our public servants, when it affects their own wealth, appreciate the consequences of “spread the wealth around” ideology any more than the rest of us.
For quite awhile, I have been asking, “Why don’t some people and their parties understand that we are broke?” We are experiencing the initial attempts to recover. Since most people believe the government lies of a “recession recovery” and not the truth of a greater-global depression, there will be many experiencing the stages of grief from loss (i.e. from denial to anger, bargaining, depression and then acceptance).
We have a long, rough road ahead, best negotiated by accepting the painful realities.