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Monday, February 28, 2011

Obama to Governors: Don't Vilify Public Workers - The Atlantic

I knew there was a reason I voted for him.  Many of my friends have expressed their frustrations with President Obama lately, and these are all folks who voted for him.  They feel that he had a chance to change our country's healthcare for the better, but chickened out by making all those concessions.  I think we as Americans are our own worst enemies, and that Senate Bill 5 is in some ways symptomatic of this need to wallow in mediocrity.  If public employees have it so good, why aren't folks from the private sector trying to figure out how to make it work for themselves?  I know that advocates of SB5 feel that somehow the rich salaries and benefits packages of public employees are in some way draining the economy, but I don't believe it, and I will never believe that it isn't possible to provide free health care to America's people.  So all of you ready to let the presidential pendulum swing in the opposite direction in 2012, keep in mind that we live in a republic where our elected officials work together in as expedient a fashion as possible, and while Thoreau felt that the formation of government should be an expedient of the people's will, there isn't a whole lot that's speedy about our governmental process; that which happens speedily generally isn't representative of the people's will.

Obama to Governors: Don't Vilify Public Workers - The Atlantic

2 comments:

Chris said...

I totally just figured out what I want to be when I grow up:

Just like you, man.

Chris said...

Truth.