If you don’t think it can happen or will happen, think again. We are already walking that path.
CANADA FREE PRESS
“As Rasmussen reports – ‘New Jersey and California are just two of the states that are wrestling with high numbers of well-compensated unionized public employees as they try to reduce growing budget deficits. But a new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that Americans are generally favorable toward these unions…’
Dow Jones Newswire reports – ‘Greek Police Clash With Protesters As March Turns Violent – police have fired tear gas and stun grenades as groups of angry youths rampaged through the city center smashing shop windows, overturning garbage bins, and setting fire to at least two businesses.’
The Greek protests are led by government employee labor unions. In the states, we know SEIU (Service Employees International Union) under the AFL-CIO. And as the New York Times reported back in January, most U.S. union members now work for the government.
‘The clashes come as tens of thousands of protesters gathered to protest the government’s recently announced austerity measures in one of the largest protests in recent years, and coinciding with a nationwide general strike that has paralyzed the country.’
Overtaxed and still over spent, Greece’s public sector labor unions are revolting against government cutbacks. Obama and SEIU have the good ole USA poised to follow that utopian trail into national bankruptcy. In both countries, the majority of union employees now hold taxpayer funded government jobs, the only kind of jobs that government can create.
The labor union protests in the streets of bankrupt Greece are in opposition to forced cutbacks in government spending and related services, all necessary to securing additional bailout funds from the EU and IMF in excess of $100 billion to keep Greece from sinking into complete anarchy.
Protesters who have already bled the nation dry of resources in their endless demand for socialist government handouts, are angry over the fact that it is government jobs, protected by public employee labor unions and paid for by Greek taxpayers, that must be cut in order to stop the excessive deficit spending that left Greece the first of many nations to collapse under the weight of socialized economics.
California and New Jersey are the first to follow in the economic-suicide footsteps of Greece and if it weren’t for ongoing multiple federal bailouts of these two states, all at U.S. taxpayer expense, streets in the U.S. would look just like the streets of Athens.
To no surprise, states with the most labor union influence are first to belly up in America
To no surprise, states with the most labor union influence are first to belly up in America. So-called ‘right to work’ states (aka, states where workers can reject labor unions) seem to be faring much better, even in the economic downturn….”