Handwringing after the November election concentrated on racial and ethnic groups. We saw that 95 percent of blacks voted for Obama. In some Philadelphia wards, not accounting for the possibility of fraud, 100% of voters voted for Obama.
Well, we’ve been duped. Obama’s election was only partly due to a heavy turnout of Hispanics and blacks. The real reason is found in public sector unions. While private sector unions make up about 6% of all unions, it’s public sector unions — government unions — where money and power are concentrated.
Mallory Factor’s Shadowbosses pulls back the curtain and exposes how John F. Kennedy set into motion a way of creating a perpetual support base for the Democrat Party. Lyndon Johnson did a similar thing when he pushed through his “Great Society” legislation. Conservatives have been hit with a double whammy of support.
The unions collect billions of dollars every year in forced dues. The public sector unions spent $500 million dollars to get Obama re-elected. In addition, thousands of union members were called on to “volunteer” to campaign for the president. Some union workers were even paid for their efforts from the dues that they were forced to pay. The Republicans have no way to compete with government protected and subsidized unions.
Congress won’t do anything since Democrats are the ones who benefit from a mass of union support.
Do you remember how quickly the employees of the TSA were quickly unionized? Did you notice how President Obama paid back public union support by giving government employees a pay raise? “A new executive order has been issued providing for a new pay schedule beginning ‘on the first day of the first applicable pay period beginning after March 27, 2013,’ reports FedSmith.com. ‘The pay raise will generally be about 1/2 of 1%.’”
Did you know that there is a law on the books that protects union thuggery as long as the thuggery was done to project the union? Laws have been written to protect unions.
Here’s a perfect example:
“On Thursday, the California Supreme Court upheld two state laws allowing labor unions to picket on privately owned property. Justice Joyce L. Kennard justified the state's interference in protests on private property because ‘the state's interest in promoting collective bargaining to resolve labor disputes.’
“She went on to explain that while other groups have no such rights, California ‘may single out labor-related speech for particular protection or regulation.’”
Try picketing an abortion clinic and putting your little toe on their property. You’ll be arrested on the spot.
If we’re going to beat the Democrats, we’ve got to find a way to curtail the power of public (government) unions. Why not post some rational, reasonable, and realistic ideas in the comment section. Try to be helpful.