Thursday, February 17, 2011

Obama: Wisconsin's Collective Bargaining Law "Assault on Unions"

He doesn't speak up for the protesters in Middle East, he doesn't speak up for the (once-)middle-class in the US, he doesn't speak up for the homeowners losing their homes to TBTF Wall Street banksters.

But he sure does speak up in defense of the public unions:

"Some of what I’ve heard coming out of Wisconsin, where you’re just making it harder for public employees to collectively bargain generally, seems like more of an assault on unions...."

"... public employees are your neighbors, your friends..."

That's right, neighbors and friends. And thanks to the mismanagement by the state and the local governments we, non-public-union members, are on hook to pay for their benefits FOR LIFE. (And don't get me going how much more these public union employees are getting compared to the private sector.)

Some compare the protests by Wisconsin's public union employees - teachers, firefighters, police - with the anti-government protesters in Egypt.

(What an insult to Egyptians.)


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