So the alternative remains: have the union members pay their own dues. What will happen is that members will immediately notice their paychecks bump up in pay. They will deposit or cash their paychecks, and turn that into real, extra cash. As personal finance people will tell you, it is easier to spend money that you actually see, as opposed to money that is automatically deducted from checks. The union members, given a choice, will initially pay their dues. But over time (despite e-mailed reminders from locals), members will slowly stop paying at all
I humbly submit that this also explains why the federal government is so loathe to truly reform taxes by embracing the FairTax (or similar measures). It destroys the congressional ability to “hide” tax increases by gently nudging a rate here or there, since it is all buried in withholding amounts… and giving people the ability to CHOOSE whether or not to surrender their income (by making purchases that are taxed at retail sale) scares the bejeezus out of those that know what to do with the fruits of my labor better than I do. It is scary how similar the unions and the government operate.
Keep on Gormogonin’
Божію Поспѣшествующею Милостію Мы, Дима Грозный Императоръ и Самодержецъ Всероссiйскiй, цѣсарь Московскiй. The Czar was born in the steppes of Russia in 1267, and was cheated out of total control of all Russia upon the death of Boris Mikhailovich, who replaced Alexander Yaroslav Nevsky in 1263. However, in 1283, our Czar was passed over due to a clerical error and the rule of all Russia went to his second cousin Daniil (Даниил Александрович), whom Czar still resents. As a half-hearted apology, the Czar was awarded control over Muscovy, inconveniently located 5,000 miles away just outside Chicago. He now spends his time seething about this and writing about other stuff that bothers him.