Letter: Democrats fight to keep union moneyMoney talks, but it don’t sing and dance, and it don’t walk…and that’s exactly what the 14 fugitive Senate Democrats are worried about — the millions of dollars that they might lose from union contributions if they come back to Wisconsin.
By: Peggy Steffl, town of Clifton, River Falls Journal
Money talks, but it don’t sing and dance, and it don’t walk…and that’s exactly what the 14 fugitive Senate Democrats are worried about — the millions of dollars that they might lose from union contributions if they come back to Wisconsin.
Yes, we should start the recall process of Wisconsin senators. However, the senators that justifiably should be recalled are the 14 Democrat senators who are hiding in Illinois, selfishly refusing to perform their sworn duty and vote.
Those 14 Democrat senators know the union “collective bargaining” debate isn’t just about teachers’ and union members’ benefits.
For the Democrats, this fight is about keeping the unions in power. The unions can then return the favor by continuing to fund Democrat campaigns and lobbying Democrat causes.
The truth of why the unions have been so effective comes straight from the mouth of the National Education Association’s (NEA) chief legal counsel when he gave his 2009 address to the Representative Assembly.
The NEA’s counsel said: “It is not because we care about children; and it is not because we have a vision of a great public school for every child. (It is) because we have power. And we have power because there are more than 3.2 million people who are willing to pay us hundreds of millions of dollars in dues each year because they believe that…the union can protect their rights and advance their interests.”
Gov. Walker, Sheila Harsdorf, and other Republican senators in Wisconsin should be applauded for standing firm, continuing to do what the majority last November voted them in to accomplish.
The majority of voters have spoken. They want fiscal responsibility and job-creating legislation!
Moreover, they don’t want union money funneled to the Democrat Party — or to the senators who refuse to vote unless it promotes their liberal agenda.