To the Editor:
Private unions get workers more profits that they help create. Government workers, however, do not generate profits. They bargain for more tax money.
When public government workers strike, they strike against taxpayers. Our taxpayer money is used to collect union dues for the unions who give the money to the Democrat Party to use against the taxpayers.
Government collective bargaining means voters do not have the final say on public policy. You are giving money to the Democrat Party via our taxes, via public employees.
... Former President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, a Democrat, called this “unthinkable and intolerable.”
Even former union boss George Meany warned against public unions since it would turn taxpayers against the unions. In other words the public unions do not have to live with less, but the taxpayers, who pay the bill have to do with less....
Wisconsin should be made a “Right to Work” state as well as the entire United States. Gov. Walker’s “Budget Repair Bill” must prevail for the good of Wisconsin and the nation. ...
— Sallie Helmer
611 Park St.
To read the entire letter, see the March 3 edition of The Ripon Commonwealth Press.