Thursday, August 19, 2010

One Union to Rule Them All

Mish notes that the Federalies are looking to nationalize unions over governmental safety positions, further bankrupting states that were wise enough to avoid such a trap (i.e. very few):
The act would require all states to allow police, firefighters and emergency medical personnel to collectively bargain with taxpayers. If they don't create their own system, the federal government will impose one on them.

States, I believe, are fully within their rights to ignore such a law, or come up with some kabuki method to avoid it's impact, we'll see.

In relation to this someone in the comments referred to D.C. as 'Mordor on the Potomac', and I was amazed that I had to make up the pic below:

Please be kind, it took me all of 15 minutes!

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