GOP Secret Weapon – Union Workers ( Private)
One of my most controversial theories was vindicated this week by the recall election in Wisconsin on Tuesday. This election I believe was a harbinger of things to come but also was a blueprint for the GOP on how to win the Presidential election with relative ease.
This David vs Goliath type battle was epic for the Democrats especially in the early stages but as time progressed and Governor Walker and his policies began to work the Left began to panic because they saw that Governor Walker was on his way to fiscal sanity. Democrats knew that even their own would appreciate the results of this leader. Deficits turning into surpluses and jobs began an impressive uptick. Now the game had changed and it was Walker who was David and the Union and their ” Special Interest Groups ” that were Goliath. I don’t fault the union member- he or she has been lied to since the beginning of career. Democrats – Good for the working man or woman and the poor Republicans- Big corporations and the rich. Well for the last 20 years the RNC I believe saw that the DNC was pulling the party to the Extreme Left and still trying to promote the defending of the Middle Class. Not so they were more interested in turning the Middle Class into a bunch of Government Entitlement Junkies making sure every election cycle would be about ” I want stuff for Free” and will vote for the guy who will get it for me. I do not rest the entire scheme on Democrats alone. God knows we have plenty of Republicans who are establishment types and love Big Government some call them RINOS.
I digress – the real ” Teachable Moment” is that Municipal and Private unions are very different for 2 reasons. Number 1 government union employees are paid with taxpayer monies and damn near fireproof. Private union members have to fight to keep their job everyday and ALL of their benefit package is earned through their hard work which is paid for by the employer. The Democrats can kick and scream all they want about how the GOP are Union Busters but the facts are without a vibrant private sector environment they are no jobs for us. Big and small business need to grow and expand for the private union members to keep being able to provide for their families. In this insane fiscale Frat House behavior of Tax Payer money this does not foster that type of condition. All the Right has to do is to extend the Olive Branch to the Rank and File members who realize their excistence depends on economic certaintity where the wealth creators are willing to invest in an economy where giant mandates do not drastically effect their bottom line or that government will not interefere with profit-crushing taxes and regulations the very Lifesblood of the Liberal.
There is plenty more to speak on this topic. I have been a Union member for decades but right now Union blue collar work (private) is down to 7% and that’s pretty scary for guys like me. Everyday our contracts are being cut back in very draconian ways but because its’ being done in baby steps they think we will not notice…They are wrong.