Will public employee unions bankrupt America? Fred Siegel and Dan DiSalvo in an important article
in the Examiner’s
sister publication the Weekly Standard
say that they may very well do so. In many though not all states—New York, New Jersey and California prime among them—public employee unions are already successfully practicing “spend and spend, tax and tax, elect and elect,” politics. In effect taxpayers are financing hugely effective lobbies that work against taxpayers’ interests—increasing tax burdens on the private sector economy and insulating public employees from accountability. Its’ a vicious cycle, and poised to continue whatever the fate of Obamacare and pending federal tax increases.
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