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Re: enough already
March 09, 2011 | 02:32 PM

I do not work for a union but I know many EXCELLENT TAX PAYING CITIZENS that do, and you are rewarded with merit raises, and not everyone makes the same pay, nor do they make more than the private sector, BUT if you add their pension and health care, the package does amount to more than SOME private sector jobs. If you do don't want a union job, then don't get a union job.

There is a union because there is a demand for a union, so there is a supply. Union employment was brought to government job positions because the people asked for it, and under law they are allowed to form a union. Just like the people in all union professions are writing letters and protesting , because they want to keep their rights to form a union.

If you do not choose to unionize you do not have to, but if you look at facts union positions are not causing or were the cause of the DEFICIT in Wisconsin. It was LOST REVENUE, due to the economy, and SO I DO NOT BELIEVE WE SHOULD START ROBBING PEOPLE OF PAY AND BENEFITS to solve this problem.

My opinion would be to create jobs, without attacking the ones we still have. HOW do we create jobs? Start implementing ideas for a different economy, one based upon growth here, local and amongst the united states boarders. HOW ABOUT A REAL SUPER CENTER CONSISTING OF ALL AMERICAN MADE PRODUCTS, and local goods. Not Wolfmart in sheep's clothing.

I do not hate anyone, but I do hate the prospect of the devaluation of America for Corporate profits, so I side with the people of the union, they may not be as large or have as much money, but they fight for workers rights and that is where you will find me.

You have your opinion and I have mine, but at the end of the day hopefully we are all just looking out for America's best interests and not just bottom lines.

Lake Geneva
Walworth County