I guess this jerk forgot about the new civility. Oh, forget about that. That was just a means to neutralize freedom of speech for conservatives. Liberals can apparently do and say anything they want.
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker’s (R) jihad against public employee unions is about 30 years late and likely to make Republicans even less popular with voters, who endorse collective bargaining rights for public employees — professionals for whom they have abiding respect. It’s no wonder smart Republican governors, who are a bit closer to their constituencies than their congressional counterparts, regularly demur when asked to endorse Walker’s approach.How convenient he's quoting a bogus poll manufactured by the New York Times. If these liberals really believe this is a winning issue for them, by all means go ahead and run on a union platform in 2012.
Once upon a time, Americans were worried about what they regarded as inordinate “union power” — that was back in the 1980s. In 1981, 60 percent of Americans told a CBS/New York Times poll that labor unions had “too much influence.” Today, just 37 percent express that fear. In Gallup’s data, anti-union sentiment, never very prevalent, also peaked in 1981.
Now he's really going off the tracks.
Before swallowing the attendant sixth-grade statistical analysis, do the following thought experiment: Would you expect people with higher levels of education to have higher salaries and benefits, on average, than those with lower levels of education? Of course you would. Public employees tend to be better educated than their private-sector counterparts. One careful study revealed that while 28 percent of private-sector employees had a college degree, 53 percent of state and local employees had attained that level of education.Of course he doesn't bother citing this alleged study purportedly demonstrating how smart public employees are. Where is the evidence of this alleged careful study? Where is the link?
If anyone's behaving like jihadists, I'd argue it's the union supporters.