Seeing this attempted revolution in Wisconsin, I can't help but note the irony. Last fall, the left was in an outrage that President Obama dared continue a tax cut for the rich. They wanted each rich individual to pay just a little bit more into the government, after all, "They can afford it". But rich people, of course, pay a lot already, and do not want to pay more to a failed government. Left wingers called this "greed". NOW we have left wing unions worldwide in revolt, right now in Wisconsin. The state of WI has a budget crisis. They can't sustain the union deals. Money simply IS NOT THERE. But the union members won't budge. They wont accept paying half of what everyone else pay's for their insurance (12% average vs 6% the unions are being asked to pay). They demand this bill not be passed. They refuse to accept being asked to "give a little more". The difference is rich people are being told "We are not going to TAKE more from you than we already are". The union members are being told "We're no longer gonna GIVE you quite as much." The similarity? Both are showing greed. The unions refuse to accept "accepting a little bit less" in the hopes of not having to layoff anyone. They're greed is too much to accept a little less, even if it means thousands will be fired as a result. This greed they are showing is no different than the greed rich people show when they say they don't want any more taken from them. Greed is greed folks. There aren't heirarchies of greed. These union members aren't starving. I've seen them. Many are fat. ALL obviously can afford to take a day off from work, and burn the gas to drive down there (HEY aren't they contributing to global warming by driving there for no necessary cause?) Anyway, just thought I'd point out a very interesting irony in the unions showing the same collective greed that the rich people they scolded showed as individuals. But the key difference is: - Union greed could result in many losing their jobs (cutting jobs to make budget even) - Rich people greed likely PREVENTED many from losing their jobs (employees who would've been laid off due to higher taxes on employer).