California Union Mess
What I will never understand about unions and their demands is why they keep voting Democrats into office. They think Democrats are pro union and are helping them out, but in reality they are severely hurting workers. Californians are going to vote on taking away pensions of some workers, the workers earned it, they deserve it. California (like MANY other states) is severely in the red so they want to take away government employee benefits, pensions etc. It's not the workers fault that the Governor and other government officials in California can't balance a budget or stop frivolous spending, I see this first hand every day. So to fix their own mess they want to cut employee benefits to pay for it, then unions support Democrats who want more government control and more government spending..... putting the state(s) further in the red..... so who ends up paying for it? The employees who voted for and support the Democrats.... doesn't make a bit of sense..... they voted themselves out of benefits. Then you have the SEIU coming in fully supporting and involved in the Occupy Movements who are against Wall Street but want more government control, complaining about the 1%. But the government is the one who put them in the positions they are in. To improve government employee benefits (what the unions want) you need a larger tax base.... simple math.... more taxes = more money for the government = better benefits for employees. So how do we get more tax dollars? Not raising taxes, but allowing businesses from small businesses to mega corporations to earn money which = hiring more employees = larger tax base because more people are working and the companies are paying more because they are earning more. Obama and the Democrats have done nothing but stifle job growth by adding more and more government regulations. They don't seem to understand that they don't make the jobs, that their job is to allow businesses to flourish by less regulation and interference. Obamacare is the largest job killer, it is KILLING job growth because it will cost businesses more and more money to hire employees, just ask any business owner and they will tell you this.
So someone explain to me how the Democrat philosophy of more government control and dependency is a good thing?