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Subject:  Re: Economic Success Date:  12/10/2019  6:11 AM
Author:  SeattlePioneer Number:  573255 of 585185

<<No. Just what's necessary to prevent insurrection.

If you want to see it in action, just look at French news. The mob with pitchforks is on the streets -- again, and again, and again.

Denny Schlesinger>>

And who are they? Privileged, well paid government employees who don't want to have to work more hours per week or more years to collect a fat pension.

Government employee unions in the United States have been largely responsible for holding up taxpayers for unaffordable pensions.

Generally speaking I like unions, but too many government employee unions are lined up to be the first with their snouts in the trough.

Look at Scott Walker in Wisconsin. He had to go to war with government employee unions ----teacher in particular to try to get a decent deal for taxpayers.

Who do you think those government employee unions hate the most ---- Trump or Walker?

And worst of all, all too often teacher unions are in the business of protecting really shabby education for children.

I notice that teacher unions want to increase the amount teachers can deduct from Federal income taxes for amounts they spend on children (undocumented, of course) from $200/year to $1000/year. That's another rip off, and all too typical.

Seattle Pioneer
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