Left Doesn’t Get It

The KOSites are out there raising money for the Wisconsin Democrat Party. What, won’t those 14 runaway Democrat senators qualify for unemployment?

The Left thinks it is about union busting. They think they are fighting the Tea Party. But that’s the way they raise money. Always up for a fight. Especially when the bogeyman is those ‘fascist tea baggers.’ An excerpt from the DAILY KOS email . . .

By now, you’ve probably heard about the amazing protests in Wisconsin. Public sector unions are making an historic stand against both the Tea Party and the billionaire Koch brothers who finance that “grassroots” movement.

Even though you don’t live in Wisconsin, there’s a way you can help. The 14 Democratic state Senators who kept the fight alive are on Act Blue, and we’ve put their party committee on our Orange to Blue 2012 page.

Please, contribute $14 to the Wisconsin State Senate Democratic committee, $1 for each of the heroic Senators.

This is a fight for the solvency of Wisconsin. The government employed labor unions think they are exempt from having any skin in the game.

The average worker for a state or local government earns $39.83 an hour in wages and benefits. His counterpart in the private sector earns considerably less — $27.49 an hour. Over 80 percent of state and local workers have pensions; just 50 percent of private sector workers do. These differences remain, Sherk notes, even after controlling for education, skills, and demographics. The bottom line: Taxpayers now underwrite unionized government jobs that pay considerably more — over $430 per week more — than comparable jobs in the private sector.

They also believe that they have a right to earn more in salary and benefits than the people paying the tab. That’s all it is about.

Whether you are a private sector business or a government entity, you are paying someone to work. Why would you pay someone $39.83 when you don’t have to? And if you are a government entity, it is the taxpayers footing the bill. When faced with cutting a budget deficit, the answer is obvious. Or should be. Lowest bidder gets the job. This isn’t union busting. This is giving the union the opportunity to be competitive.