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President Obama is “swooping” into Los Angeles today to try to save Senator Barbara Boxer–the same way he saved Gov. John Corzine in New Jersey and would-be Senator Martha Coakley in Massachusetts!
The President will undoubtedly raise a few more million dollars for Boxer from the Hollywood Left. But Boxer doesn’t need more money. She needs more spine—spine to stand up to the big unions that are helping drive California into disaster.
What Obama and Boxer don’t seem to realize is that they—like Corzine and Coakley–are on the wrong end a taxpayer rebellion. For decades, Californians paid high taxes but got good services in return: good schools and roads, an excellent university system. But now, after favor after favor to the unions from their pliant political pawns, we have bloated payrolls, unfireable teachers who are the highest-paid in the nation, state workers who retire at 55 and make more money not working than when they were working.
We’re paying high taxes but we’re getting low services. Worse, the unions’ pay-today-forget-about-tomorrow attitude failed to plan for an economic downturn. As a result, the state and many cities and towns are looking into the abyss of insolvency.
It is all coming to a head this year. Obama and Boxer are on the crushable side of a tsunami of voter discontent. The way to save the Democratic Party is not to milk rich couples for $35,200 dinners–those donors don’t have to send their kids to public schools where they’re taught by mediocre teachers who can’t be held to account.
The only way to save the Democratic party is to have nominees who can stand up to the unions and tell them “no,” and bring some balance back into the system.
While he’s admittedly a member of the party that he proudly boasts is the “party of government,” it’s almost unheard of for a Democrat to stand up to the unions. Hope he’s watching his back for the purple shirts …