Tuesday, February 22, 2011

The Collective Bargaining issue in a nutshell. Kasich nails it.

Repealing collective bargaining laws is not "anti-worker", or anti-teacher or anti-police. The powerful public unions use those words to scare you. The laws themselves are anti-taxpayer.

Collective bargaining laws have made government workers a protected class and puts them above their private sector neighbors.

Senate Bill 5 will put government workers back on the same playing field as most of us in the private sector. It really is that simple.

They don't want to be on the same playing field as you and I. They want to keep their protected status. That's why they're going crazy.

Because of how hard the economy has hit the private sector, we have lost over 600,000 private sector jobs in Ohio since 2000. How many government jobs were lost in the same period? 1600.

Since 1990, Ohio has added a net 102,200 private sector jobs, but a whopping 62,100 government jobs. It's one of the reasons we are facing an $8 billion deficit.

Watch Governor Kasich explain this to Bill Hemmer. He hits the nail on the head.

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  1. You're quite the lil corporate propagandist. Must suck to have your ass handed to you so badly.

  2. The thing is that most state employees don't make as much money as their counterparts in the private sector. The rub is that they get more of their benefits paid to offset the mediocre wage.

  3. How is watching the taxpayers' money corporate propaganda?

    If the state workers could make more money in the private sector, why would they stay in the public sector?

  4. Because they like their jobs, ScarletFire? Believe it or not, not all economic decisions break down to purely money.

  5. If Jon Keeling could make more money in the private sector, why did he leave this site to go into the public sector? (AGAIN.)

  6. MODERN, it's called the revolving door. Keeling is benefiting handsomely from this government subsidy.


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