The times, they might be a changin
Maybe the biggest change enacted by Gov. Walker, and now confirmed by the Wisconsin electorate, was ending the practice of deducting money from public employee paychecks and giving it to unions. It seems that the unions are having trouble getting people to pay up. Michael Barone wrote:
Walker’s law … gave public employees the choice of whether to pay union dues. The membership of AFSCME, the big union of state employees, fell from 62,818 to 28,785.
Apparently, half the members didn’t really want to be members, after all.
This will, in turn dramatically decrease the amount of money they are able to take from public sector employees and give to Democrats. Michael Barone wrote:
Public employee unions insist that dues money be deducted from members’ paychecks and sent directly to union treasuries. So in practice, public employee unions are a mechanism for the involuntary transfer of taxpayers’ money to the Democratic Party.
This is a huge blow to socialist fundraising, and it might get even worse. Charles Krauthammer reports that in Indiana, similar reforms have reduced public-sector membership by 91%!
There is perhaps one more victory in Tuesday’s vote that is bigger than every other victory put together, and that is the whole notion of school choice, which is another reform put into place by Gov. Walker. Dick Morris commented on this victory in his “Lunch Alert” yesterday. When schools have to compete for students, you can bet that Planned Parenthood, socialism, and a host of other evils will fall by the wayside.
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