Unions Across the Nation – I Applaud You

posted by Nima

April 22, 2010 · Posted in Government 

It is high rabble season in the union camp. All over the nation, public sector union workers are putting on fashionable and loose fitting shirts of the bluish-pinkish hue, grabbing signs with some words on them, and taking to the public squares in order to blow us away with interesting philosophical arguments that are so rational and convincing that they need to be shouted out and repeated in unison.

The enlightening and convincing philosophy of a public sector union worker goes a little something this:

“I need to have armed agents threaten other people with kidnapping and prison, extort money from them that way, and then hand it over to me. And this year, I want more money to be extorted that way. Because I deserve it. And I want it. But mostly I really deserve it. And it’s always been that way anyway. Oh, and and of course you don’t want the XYZ to be left behind, now do you? Do you?? Ah, to hell with that, I want my money! Now cough it up already!!”

- replace XYZ with whichever government union one belongs to. The elderly, the children, the sick … whatever works.

There is something for everyone these days.

There is of course the lady with the wildly imaginative and inspiring line “Where’s the money? Where’s the Money? Give up the bucks!” :

… you can tell how much she wants to “save the children” as the rubs her fingers for that sweet cash.

Then there is of course this gripping speech which will forever resound in people’s ears as a heroic wakeup call:
“What do we want?
More money.
What do we want?
We want more money.
When do we want it?
Now!
When do we want it?
Now!
When do we want it?
Now!
When do we want it?
…”

For those who prefer courtroom type dramas, there’s the lady with the gripping and surprising argument that if lawmakers don’t back the union program, the union workers will vote against them:

In Illinois thousands of union workers took to the streets demanding “Raise My Taxes! Raise My Taxes!“:

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An estimated 15,000 people rallied outside the Capitol today demanding a tax increase.(Tribune photo/Abel Uribe)

Posted by Michelle Manchir and Ray Long at 11:50 a.m.; last updated at 3:12 p.m.

SPRINGFIELD — Thousands of protesters bused down by labor unions and social service advocates rallied at the Capitol today in an attempt to pressure state lawmakers into raising the income tax to avoid more budget cuts.

A spokesman for Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White estimated the rally crowd at 15,000, with more than 12,000 marching around the building. That would appear to make it the largest Capitol protest since the Equal Rights Amendment crowds a quarter-century ago.

Bus after bus pulled up on streets surrounding the Capitol complex and dumped sign-waving protesters clad in purple, green, red and blue shirts that represented a show of strength from a variety of public employee unions and dozens of groups that formed what they named the “Responsible Budget Coalition.” (You can see a photo gallery by clicking here.)

“Raise my taxes! Raise my taxes! Raise my taxes!” they chanted, lined up shoulder to shoulder for a few hundred yards stretching a street in front of the Capitol.

I say: This is of course great. I can absolutely and 100% get behind this chant. I’m all for raising the taxes exclusively on Illinois public sector union workers so that Illinois public sector union workers can be paid more! Hooray … we have a solution!!

Public sector unions across the nation, I applaud you. I applaud you for being so honest about your cruelty, your mob culture, and your carelessness. I applaud you for turning the entire country against you and the government by extension. I applaud you for doing everything possible to bring about a more speedy collapse of today’s system. Your Greek brethren and comrades have already shown you how to bankrupt a nation, now it’s your turn to go full throttle. The union makes us strong!

I have no illusions over the public backlash against unions. So long as people reject voluntaryism and believe in the necessity of a government, they are knowingly or unknowingly, asking for this trouble and they need not be angry or surprised. The state governments will one way or another, sooner or later, publicly or privately bow down to these mobs. This is, in my opinion completely inevitable.

The sooner we can get this nonsense over with, the sooner we can turn things around. Out of the ruins of this world will arise a better, a freer, and a more voluntary system, but not until people wake up and reject the idea that governments will ever be any kind of solution.

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