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State Employee Unions are the new bad guys?

After Halter’s loss in Arkansas….

I found this piece from a New York site….

About Indiana…..

Conservative politicians have a new enemy this election season: those evil, evil state worker unions. We see this in our own political discourse here in New York, but across the country it’s even stronger.Politico looked into the phenomenon, and…well, be thankful this isn’t Indiana.

“We have a new privileged class in America,” said Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels, who rescinded state workers’ collective bargaining power on his first day in office in 2006. “We used to think of government workers as underpaid public servants. Now they are better paid than the people who pay their salaries.”

“It’s a part of a very large question the nation’s got to face,” Daniels told POLITICO in an interview. “Who serves whom here? Is the public sector—as some of us have always thought—there to serve the rest of society? Or is it the other way around?”

The current anti-public employee backlash is the result of a “perfect storm” of the housing market collapse, recession, and the subsequent budget crunch.

More…..A lot of comments….

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June 9, 2010 - Posted by | Blogs, Breaking News, Counterpoints, Government, Media, PoliticalDog Calls, Politics, The Economy, Updates | , , , , ,

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