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Tag Archives: unions

Ron Swanson warned us: Stunning data on AVERAGE compensation for municipal employees in California

The other day we wrote about how government employees are a big part of the crony problem.

Of course the municipal union guys came out and explained that the government employee bit is not a scam, and that taxpayers – who pay their salaries – shouldn’t complain.

We should do a lot more than complain. We the taxpayers should insist that the salaries for government employees be indexed to the average pay in a municipality. Adjust this pay for experience, competency, and the high level of job security which government work always affords. (Notice I did not say education level should be a factor.)

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Californians just keep voting to raise taxes

I like California. It’s a wonderful place to visit. But at this point I wonder how any business gets done in the state at all. Strike that – I don’t know how any non-crony business gets done in the state.

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Unions pour millions into CA School Superintendent race

Well, the stakes are high for the teacher’s unions. California is a place where teachers get a particularly sweet deal and hold considerable political sway. But the union guy for the job, Tom Torlakson, is being beaten by a charter school advocate, Marshall Tuck. Both men are Dems, but Tuck could be a change agent and the unions fear him.

Boy, you know you are in California when the “conservative” candidate (Tuck) has received money from Michael Bloomberg.

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Report: Taxpayers Spent Millions On Union Work

Why should we expect federal employees to actually work for us? Wouldn’t our money be better used if we paid these federal employees to organize their unions so that they can figure out how to squeeze more money from us?

Good news. We already pay them to do that!

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Salon goes (?) soft-fascist, Frets, Why Uber Must Be Stopped

Months ago I wrote about the “hipster fascists.” These are the folks who hold themselves out to be in favor of new ideas and innovation but in fact find much comfort under the wing of the warm, suffocating, life squeezing, state. Andrew Leonard the author of the attached article, though far too old to be a hipster, strikes me as this sort of fellow.

He cries to the heavens. “Uber is out to take over the world! We must stop it now. Kill this capitalist demon spawn while it is still small enough to kill. Dear Government where are you!!!!”

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