Should Government/Public Unions Be Abolished?

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Should Government/Public Unions Be Abolished?

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    I know this is a very emotional and controversial subject but it think it does have to be confronted. I'm not talking about Private Unions,i'm just talking about Government/Public Unions. So what do you think?
     
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    Yes. Too much corruption.
     
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    Seems like they hold the Taxpayers hostage far too often. I especially don't like how the Teacher Unions behave.
     
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    Nor do I. Teaching isn't about money. It's about ensuring that future generations have the knowledge and wisdom they need to function in modern society.
     
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    Even FDR thought that collective bargaining for public employee's a bad idea. He was right!
     
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    Yep... that's the spirit... let's extend the same policies that killed the working people in the private sector, into the Public sector. Brilliant... then we can bottom line teachers, Cops, firefighters and prison guards just like the big corporations do.

    Pay scum wages and scum will apply.
     
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    All about incentives for the fat cats and CEO's to get progress done, but when teachers are thrown into the mix it's somehow ridiculous huh?

    Higher teacher pay would very likely improve teacher commitment and dedication to their jobs and have a positive net effect on the kids.

    With the kind of anti-teacher mentality we have in the states, it's no wonder we are no longer the smartest nation on earth. Not even close. There's a reason why most of the high paying technical and scientific jobs are given to people who immigrated here.
     
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    The way you framed it as a public unions only proposal I support it.

    I would be very much against abolishing private unions.
     
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    Yea i'm more flexible on Private Unions. I'm just talking Government/Public Unions.
     
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    Well sure. Let's get rid of all unions. Then, let's go after child labor laws and minimum wage.

    That way, we can save money while hiring the lowest of the low, the least qualified ... AND, we can do away with what little is left of US manufacturing and small businesses.

    In turn, that would get us that much closer to being a Fascist Plutocracy, run by and for the 1%.

    Then the cerfs would hand over their brides for the 1% to "have", in a biblical way, if you get my drift, on their wedding night.

    Cool Beans.
     

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