Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Barack Obama's shameful hypocrisy on collective bargaining

Today, the Obama campaign released this video saying that the attempt to reform collective bargaining laws for government employees was "an attack on the middle class."

It's a rehash of the same lame attacks on Governor Kasich from last year. The fact is that the reforms in Issue 2 still allowed collective bargaining for many issues, like safety equipment and salary. Where the reforms came in, was where the bill required a minimum contribution to an empoyee's health care benefits and pension.

I'm not going to reopen an old debate. The point is that when Barack Obama starts criticizing governors who attempt to reform collective bargaining laws for government employees in their states, he is showing an incredible amount of hyprocrisy.

Because guess which government employees have NO collective bargaining priveleges whatsoever? The ones that report to Barack Obama.

That's right. Federal employees do not have the privilege of collective bargaining like most of their counterparts in state and local government do.

What has Obama done to grant collective bargaining power to federal employees? To members of the armed services under his authority?


So, the next time you see him criticizing governors who attempt to reign in out of control public employee benefit costs by reforming collective bargaining laws, remember that none of the people who work for him have collective bargaining power, and how ridiculous it is for him to utter a critical word on the subject.

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