Tuesday, February 16, 2010

The Latest Reason Why Unions Continue To Become Less Popular

Watching this report pisses me off to no end.

Forced unionization of child-care providers via the state legislature -- this is exactly the type of stuff that leaves people thinking their politicians are corrupt to the core and working solely for special interests. To be perfectly fair, the child care providers are receiving taxpayer subsidies, so it's within the government's right to restrict how much money they should receive. But handing that taxpayer money to a union doesn't exactly strike me as something taxpayers want -- at least the subsidies for low-income taxpayers to get child care services might be something the majority supports. Having a portion of those subsidies directly sent to a union strikes me as something even a majority of union members would oppose. And yet Michigan's government does it.

Oh, well it's not like Michigan has any examples of industries that might have been adversely impacted by unions.

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