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WI governor calls out Obama on hypocrisy over union benefits

Wanna see how draconian the federal public employees union is?

It will no doubt surprise you to learn that President Obama, the great patron of the working man, also happens to be the great CEO of one of the least union-friendly shop floors in the nation.

This is, after all, the president who has berated Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker’s proposal to limit the collective bargaining rights of public employees, calling the very idea an “assault on unions.” This is also the president who has sicced his political arm, Organizing for America, on Madison, allowing the group to fill buses and plan rallies. Ah, but it’s easy to throw rocks when you live in a stone (White) house.

Fact: President Obama is the boss of a civil work force that numbers up to two million (excluding postal workers and uniformed military). Fact: Those federal workers cannot bargain for wages or benefits. Fact: Washington, D.C. is, in the purest sense, a “right to work zone.” Federal employees are not compelled to join a union, nor to pay union dues. Fact: Neither Mr. Obama, nor the prior Democratic majority, ever acted to give their union chums a better federal deal.

Scott Walker, eat your heart out.

What WI is proposing is to remove collective bargaining power for WI public employees’ benefits, not their wages…they would still be free to collectively bargain for those.  Plus, WI is proposing an increase in WI public employees’ contributions to their own health care, a contribution level that is still worlds lower than that of federal employees unions.

In other words, WI isn’t being so cold as to ask their employees to emulate the federal employees union.  Yet B.O. is asking the governor to stop villifying state employees?

So, Oba-Mao is being a hypocrite.  No big shocker there, right?  Well, how about a little red meat from WI Governor Scott Walker?

Gov. Scott Walker on Monday afternoon responded to comments President Barack Obama made earlier in the day about the protests in Madison:

Walker’s office issued this statement:

“I’m sure the President knows that most federal employees do not have collective bargaining for wages and benefits while our plan allows it for base pay. And I’m sure the President knows that the average federal worker pays twice as much for health insurance as what we are asking for in Wisconsin. At least I would hope he knows these facts.

“Furthermore, I’m sure the President knows that we have repeatedly praised the more than 300,000 government workers who come to work every day in Wisconsin.

“I’m sure that President Obama simply misunderstands the issues in Wisconsin, and isn’t acting like the union bosses in saying one thing and doing another.”

Heh.  😆

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February 28, 2011 - Posted by | hypocrisy, Obama, unions, Wisconsin

12 Comments »

  1. There are little things with collective bargaining involving teachers that the general public doesn’t think about…and especially our legislators – biggest things being class size, extra supervisory work, and freedom over your own grade books.

    Comment by Alli | March 1, 2011

  2. Yeah, and plus the whole SUMMER’S OFF thing…what an unfair work environment that allows people to be off the entire summer! Imagine how UNFAIR it would be to expect the teachers to actually work the ENTIRE year…like…um…everyone else (except WI democrats who take block leave at will). What do we expect them to do…get part-time work in the summer? That would be like having YEAR-ROUND jobs like the majority of Americans! HELP union!!!

    Comment by Kevin | March 1, 2011

  3. Oh, Alli, what about those things? You didn’t state a point )or position). You simply stated that they were not thought about.

    Comment by Kevin | March 1, 2011

  4. Kevin, teachers don’t get paid for the summer. Most teachers would love to work year round, but at the same time, they would have to be paid for it. What would that do to state budgets?

    Comment by Steve | March 1, 2011

  5. Kevin – if summers are off are that important to you, then go into teaching. If you want to do the job of teaching, go for it. I did it once and while I enjoyed it, I don’t want to do it again. I’d rather work over the summer than put up with the crap they do.

    Like I pointed out, many people don’t think about what else teaching entails. If summers are off are the first thing you think about when the word “teacher” comes up, well that’s sad.

    Comment by Alli | March 1, 2011

  6. Are teachers’ health insurance still in effect during summer months?

    Comment by tnjack | March 2, 2011

  7. The insurance plan is a full year, which teachers pay half toward. Most choose to spread their paychecks out over the entire year also.

    Comment by Alli | March 2, 2011

  8. Steve and Alli…summers are not that important to me…and I know they don’t get paid for it. I never said that they did. My point is that people who work less than year-round, but make salaries that equal or surpass the salaries of those who DO work year round have a lot of nerve making “demands”. Grantewd, they ain’t making six figures, but look at private sector jobs that make much less for twelve months of work.
    And Alli, summers off isn’t the first thing I think of…I never said that (so that means that you made that up, like the liberals often do…you are borrowing their MO). What comes to my mind is the liberal teachers’ union. That’s what comes to my mind first…and people like the lady who lamented to Chris Christie that she isn’nt getting “compensated for her experience and education”, as if the gov’t owes her more money for putting herself through a master’s program [often paid for by loans, so now the gov’t owes people who go deeper in debt)to do a bachelor’s degree job, and then griped that they aren’t paying her more for not quitting after ten years. good grief, the entitlement mind set..THAT’S what comes to my mind first.
    I never once said that summers off “first came to mind”.
    In Shelby county TN, teachers make a very good salary, and that is wonderful for them…seriously…my issue with the summers off thing is they make VERY well considering they don’t work the entire year.
    Entitlement thinking at it’s worst.

    Comment by Kevin | March 2, 2011

  9. The insurance plan is a full year, which teachers pay half toward. Most choose to spread their paychecks out over the entire year also.

    Comment by Alli | March 2, 2011…….
    Thanx for the info Alli, but would you and your teacher co-workers allow me to only pay half my insurance premiums while you pay the other half for me?

    Comment by tnjack | March 3, 2011

  10. I’ve worked in the private sector also tnjack where I paid half of my insurance premiums at one company and none at another company. What’s your point?

    Kevin, if summers off are not that big a deal to you, then you need to check what you write because you got pretty emotional about it. Even your denials that summers don’t bother you are a little repetitive.

    As for the woman in NJ, look into the archives here. I didn’t like her martyr attitude either, but you have your information wrong. She is required to have a master’s degree within ten years of starting teaching that she pays for on her own. If you think teaching is a bachelor’s degree job, then work to end the requirement to get a Master’s degree to continue teaching.

    Comment by Alli | March 3, 2011

  11. I’ve worked in the private sector also tnjack where I paid half of my insurance premiums at one company and none at another company……

    Alli,you’re very fortunate to find such a job then. Where might it have been?

    Comment by tnjack | March 4, 2011

  12. I live in the Northeast. Yes, I was fortunate – it wasn’t the highest paying job, but it was one I loved where I wasn’t stressed out every morning by thought of going into work. But I also did work for a very liberal company before the who did not offer benefits and kept new workers on temp status for over a year – so I know there are a lot of companies that suck.

    Comment by Alli | March 4, 2011


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