Remember the violent and disgusting demonstrations over Wisconsin Gov.Â Scott Walker doing away with the collective bargaining for teacher’sÂ unions? The results are in. Some school districts went from aÂ $400,000 deficit to a $1,500,000 surplus as a result. Why?Â It seemsÂ that the insurance company that provided all the “so called” benefitsÂ to the teachers, was an insurance company owned and operated by theÂ teacher’s union. Since they were guaranteed to get the insuranceÂ business from the teachers and the State had to pay for it, and notÂ the teachers, they were increasing the annual costs every single yearÂ to become the most expensive insurance company in the state. Then theÂ insurance company was donating millions and millions of dollars toÂ their favorite democrat politicians, who when they got elected,Â guaranteed to keep funding the unions outrageous costs. In otherÂ words, the insurance company was a “pass through” for WisconsinÂ taxpayer money directly to the democrat politicians.
Nice racket, and this is the racket that is going on in every singleÂ State that allows collective bargaining. No wonder the States areÂ taking it away.Â Now that the State of Wisconsin is free to put theÂ insurance contract out for bid, and lo and behold, they have saved soÂ much money it has turned deficits into surplus amounts. As a result,Â none of the teachers had to be laid off, everyone got a raise, etc.,Â etc., and the taxpayers of Wisconsin don’t have to pay more taxes toÂ fund the union’s political ambitions.
If you weren’t aware of the reasons why Gov. Walker was fighting toÂ take away collective bargaining, it gives you an idea of the problemÂ the Republican Party has. Outside of one or two, none of them knowÂ how to speak up and explain properly what the problem was. We couldÂ sure use a Ronald Reagan now, someone who could explain things forÂ people to understand, since we know that people don’t like to readÂ anymore.