I’m going to harp on one of ‘Puters favorites – Unions. Sure, at one time, unions were necessary to ensure the fair treatment of workers. And maybe, in some industries, that’s still needed. Many times, however, the general public doesn’t hear about the darker side of unions. How they abuse federally or state paid resources for their own direct, political purposes. How their leadership takes home obscene amounts of money for not doing much to help the industry they serve. While it’s highly protected, it’s not hard to find examples of the fraud that our teachers are suffering at the hands of the NEA – $56.8M for administration in addition to the $64M for “general overhead” (2006 numbers)…almost $12,000 for Yacht Charters…and the president took home a base salary of $272,170 plus $98,258 of allowances for benefits and living expenses. Really? And then there are the UAW workers paid to do nothing (or next to nothing) driving up the costs of American made cars. Finally (h/t GorT Sr.), we come to this data from the Bureau of Economic Analysis and the Bureau of Labor Statistics for the years 1997-20007. In “union” states, productivity growth was 17.3%, job growth was 8.9% and economic growth was 33.5%. In “right to work” states, the productivity growth was 18.6%, job growth was almost double the union states coming in at 17.6% and economic growth was 41.6%. Glad to see that this administration thinks the encouragement of lower growth potential is good.
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