Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Labor Loses But Workers WIN in Wisconsin!....

Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker’s 53-46 win on Tuesday was helped in large part by labor support - exit polls from Tuesday’s recall election showed that 38 percent of Walker’s voters came from homes that included union members.

And why not?

The vast majority of working Americans remain deeply Conservative, in a country in which (according to Gallup) Conservatives outnumber liberals by over 2 to 1.

Worse still public sector unions are seemingly shooting themselves in both feet every day lately.

Whether its New York City public school teachers with; “An upsurge in sexual misconduct allegations is rocking city schools — with more than 150 complaints against staffers in April and May alone, official data show.

“The last two months continue the trend of more complaints than in 2011 — a 37% increase over last year’s numbers. (SEE: http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/education/sexual-misconduct-cases-city-schools-rise-article-1.1090602?localLinksEnabled=false) or retired FDNY firefighter, Philip Scarfi, 50, taking a post as an assistant chief at a Long Island fire department, while garnering a $107,000 tax-free disability pension from the FDNY. Other FDNY firefighters who’ve retired on disability pensions have taken jobs in police departments, one has fought in professional Mixed Martial Arts contests and another became a rodeo clown after retiring on disability! (SEE: http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/fdny_pension_hose_job_6qzVwURbH3u8TZcDWLmkXM) public sector workers aren’t doing much to help themselves lately.

Moreover, Scott Walker's win on Tuesday was a sound rebuke by Wisconsin voters that outside interest weren't welcome in their local politics. If anything outside Union support for the recall only hurt that effort.

Is it any wonder that many unionized workers themselves support reining in such abuses?

So while Big Labor and the “liberal” coalition took a big hit on Tuesday, working Americans won big.

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