Cheat-Seeking Missles

Wednesday, November 23, 2005

Kick The Unions; They're Down

Here's confirmation of an earlier CS-M post (also a hat-tipper to Jim) regarding the consequences and opportunities of the union's $100 million campaign to defeat California's recent fiscal and political sanity initiatives:

The unions are financially crippled because the Governor made this election happen. I want to be at the next CTA convention where it is announced that yet another special dues assessment is going to be added to pay for this election. When SEIU workers are told that the cost of their purple tee-shirts have doubled, there is going to be hell to pay. When IBEW members have an extra $50 bucks taken out of their checks- watch out- because beer money is beer money. Even the unions have a limit of what they can spend on political campaigns. At some point the rank and file will say enough already. Changing the mindset and breaking a financial stranglehold is a long progress. It does not take place in just one election.

This is not the first time we have tried paycheck protection and lost. This time we came a lot closer then we have in the past. If we stay in the batters box and continue to swinging at pitches, we are going to hit one out of the park someday.
The author, Phil Paule, writing on Flashreport, gets it right. We need to go right back with another attack on the unions' strangle-hold on Sacramento.