On the way into work this morning, I heard it and thought, "okay, here we go." Once I got into work, I read it in the Buffalo News. What is it? "It" is the massive media blitz launched by public sector unions across New York to put political pressure on elected officials who support Gov. David Paterson's proposed budget cuts and those who last week supported the property tax cap.
The radio ad was from SEIU 1199, the second most powerful public sector union comprised of health care workers. The ad had a voice-over from a senior and went on to say that she never thought the state would try to balance the budget on the backs of seniors, hospitals and nursing homes. Well cry me a freakin' river.
The newspaper story details how the most powerful public sector union in the state, NYSUT, is withholding support from more than three dozen state senators who last week backed legislation to hold the line on annual property tax increases. Can there be any more of a slap in the face to the taxpayers? Let me repeat that in case it wasn't emphasized enough: NYSUT is withholding support from more than three dozen state senators who last week backed legislation to hold the line on annual property tax increases.
The union's president, Richard Iannuzzi, said "This is really a moral issue". A moral issue? Are you freakin serious? And do you think the public is that stupid? The public sector unions are doing what they're doing for the children, for the seniors, for the disabled, for the indigent, for sick, for the poor...blah, blah, blah, blah. You're doing it because you're greedy scumbags who have no concept of the plight of the people of this state.
Stick your threats up your arse. Kudos to any state legislators who stand up to these goons.