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Old 06-21-2019, 02:09 PM
 
Location: Colorado (Arizona next month)
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Maybe they should have just been on Social Security and Medicare all along, rather than these luxurious never-ending retirements that they are now promised for decades and decades.

Taxes will have to skyrocket in the next decade to keep these Titanic's of abuse known as the state and local government afloat.

A century ago, they had minimal taxes to maintain a small infrastructure with maybe some public safety services which in many cases were volunteered.

Now, state and local governments have massive staffs of employees who are not needed and serve no purpose.

I can't wait until the year of reckoning when these state and local governments that care nothing about their residents and only about confiscating as much as they can for their workers comes and they have to have massive amounts of state and local employees that are laid-off to pay lavish pensions for those who will live lavish lifestyles for decades
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Old 06-21-2019, 02:16 PM
 
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Democrat voting government “workers” and greedy union thugs have built themselves a house of cards and will be faced with a taxpayer “days of rage” if they don’t get a handle on this.
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Old 06-21-2019, 03:11 PM
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Location: Clyde Hill, WA
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This is a function of public sector unionism, not unionism in general. It's a kickback scheme, wherein public sector unions fund politicos, and politicos in turn reward them with sweetheart contracts. It would be considered unethical and maybe illegal in other contexts, but is perfectly legal in the public sector union context.

What is also little noted is that this has also often crowded out private sector unionism, which once was the backbone of the American middle class.
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