Tagged: public employees

When the goodies stop coming.

The civil unrest earlier this year in Greece, the protracted fight over public employee unions earlier this year in Wisconsin and now a crippling strike in London during the holiday season all serve to illustrate a very important truth. Once the government starts handing out goodies, it’s hard to stop.

The servants become the served.

Wisconsin governor Scott Walker took office just last month and is faced with a $3.6 billion deficit that must be addressed by one means or another. Asking state employees to pay a portion of their health and pension costs is reasonable. Or so you would think.