That’s Right Nate

Thoughts from a right thinker.

Fighting Back Against Big Labor

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Like many Americans, I was overjoyed to hear that about 100 teachers and staff were fired from Central Falls High School this month.  I was surprised and delighted today to learn that President Obama applauded their firing as “courageous”.  If our country is to succeed, accountability must extend to all employees whether they be cops or teachers or work for a self-storage company.  As we all know, the big enemy of accountability is the union.

Sure union advocates will point to countries like Singapore, Germany, and Japan with higher rates of unionization than we have in the United States or they’ll point out that the best scoring schools in the world are in Finland where the teachers are far more likely to be in unions than teachers in our country.   However, as a business owner I know that I need maximum profits if I’m going to do my part to grow the economy.   I’m happy to say that when George Bush fired the air traffic controllers, bosses were making 43 times what their employees were making.  Today, after 20 years of economic prosperity, employers are making 431 times what their employees are making.   This gives us the ability to hire even more workers and grow the economy even faster.

Let’s not stop at teachers if we’re going to get serious about eliminating socialist labor unions.   Just as firing teachers from schools with high drop out rates is courageous, so too would be firing all the police officers from police stations with high crime rates in their districts.   Don’t forget these cops, firemen, and teachers actually expect the taxpayers to pay for their retirements too.   I don’t see anybody lining up to pay for my retirement.   Labor unions will bring us to our knees if we let them.  I for one, don’t intend to let that happen.

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Written by thatsrightnate

March 2, 2010 at 10:08 pm

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  1. You’ve outdone yourself on this one…

    Shannon

    March 8, 2010 at 10:48 pm


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