I have a suggestion that deals with problems a little closer to home than the Washington, DC, National or International stories of which I usually blather. Although, because all that will read this live in a community, somewhere, which has something in common with the community everyone else lives in, it could be considered a national, small “n”, issue.
How many of us have heard our local officials complain that without tax increases, or some other new form of revenue wrung out of the citizens, they would be forced, (FORCED!) to lay off Police and Firefighters?
These fear tactics have been used over the years to extort more and more money from the private sector, to benefit overpaid, redundant, mostly union Supercitizens called “Public Sector Workers.”
I, for one, am tired of it. I have put my mind to this problem, and, my mind being what it is, have come up with a way we can level this unfair burden the Police and Firefighters carry.
I think it is only right that, on a grassroots level a la the T.E.A. party movement, we should all get behind my new proposed Bill.
I haven’t settled on the name yet, because, as we know, the name of a Bill is usually the opposite of what the Bill truly represents, and I’m a lousy liar, so I’m kind of stuck.
How does the “Public Workers Equal Rights Bill” sound?
The purpose of the bill would be to see that if any Police or Fireman lose their government jobs, than an equal percentage of workers in every other department of that government must also be shed. No exceptions.
This is not a matter covered by union contracts regarding seniority. As a matter of fact, this is such a serious matter of fiscal emergency that all government contracts should be cancelled until the budget problems are alleviated. Unfortunately, that would never happen. This, however, is doable, because it is fair, on an obama, occupier and socialist level.
If the monetary situation in any district, county, city or state is such that first responder emergency workers and protectors of the citizenry are being fired, you can be sure that the disarray and incompetence that led to this dire outcome is spread throughout the entire structure of the government involved. The public must be protected from their budgetary incompetence.
It is plainly discriminatory for the Police and Firefighters to be continually singled out for termination. No other government worker is any better than them, and none should enjoy the protection not afforded the Police and Firefighters. If 3 out of 30 police are fired, than the rest of the workforce should shrink 10%, Department by Department. End the Discrimination against the Police and Firefighters!
Start pushing this idea on all your local officials and conservative friends. Push it in City Councils and Statehouses where the Republicans have control.
I would think the Police and Firefighters unions would probably like it, also.
The “Public Workers Equal Rights Bill.”
It’s only fair.