Andrew Klavan: Your public-sector unions in action

Posted by: Phineas on March 12, 2011 at 6:19 pm

**Posted by Phineas
Klavan on the Culture returns with an incisive and satirical look at the many good things public-sector unions bring to our national life, such as kickback schemes, a corrupted political process, and threats of violence:

Now aren’t you glad you work for them?

PS: The journal he mentions at the end, City Journal, is a very good magazine on conservative politics and culture, which I highly recommend. And, while I haven’t read “Obama and America’s Public Sector Plague,” if it’s as good as the rest of the Encounter Broadsides series, then it is must-reading.

(Crossposted at Public Secrets)

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  1. Carlos says:

    The money should be down the list of concerns about public sector (government welfare) unions. The fact that most of the work they do (especially the feds) is designing and enforcing ever-more restrictive constraints on our lives and work should both outrage the average American and make that same average American shake with fear.

    That is not to say all government jobs (or even workers) are bad or evil. There are government jobs that are covered by the Constitution, even some that aren’t that make sense.

    But when the EPA wants to start taxing me for the air I breathe, or Agriculture restricts how close to a stream I can feed my cattle, things have gotten waaaay out of hand. The center of concerns for the government have turned from servicing the taxpayers to protecting and encouraging those (like bums) and that (like snail darters and spotted owls) at the cost of the lives and livelihoods of those who are supposed to be protected by the Constitution.

    And the only way to get them back in hand is to start restricting right back.