RAJ REPORT

Will the domination of Public Service Unions lead to the end of western democracy————-When Labor opposes privatisation it is not defending services. It is defending its power to take more money from workers in private businesses and give it to unionists in state ones – unionists who in turn reward Labor with donations. It is a giant scam – a Ponzi scheme in which the rest of us are the first to lose our money. And jobs. .—Herald Sun Andrew Bolt Blog

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Public sector unions are the last Labor bastion. That means Labor’s economic strategy is based largely on making sure as many unionists as possible are kept working for the government, which can then be squeezed for more money. The Daily Telegraph explains:

NSW Labor leader Luke Foley … has presented a stark choice ahead of next month’s elections.  Voters have the option of voting for the current government, which promises to secure many billions of dollars through long-term leasing of NSW’s electricity infrastructure in order to fund massive advances in health, education and transport — or they can vote for Labor, which promises to do basically … nothing.

Announcing yesterday that Labor would commit to just $10 billion in infrastructure funding over 10 years, not nearly sufficient to meet this growing state’s requirements, Foley declared electricity infrastructure would remain under inefficient state ownership — exactly what overpaid unions want.

“Labor’s plan is a smart, affordable solution to building the projects NSW needs,” Foley claimed, “while keeping our electricity network in public hands and using the profits they make to pay for teachers, nurses and police.”

That’s just great. In exchange for missing a once-in-a-generation opportunity to obtain a colossal leasing windfall, with its gigantic subsequent benefits for all citizens of this state, NSW would be able to cover its wages bill…

This sounds like the worst deal of all time — unless, of course, you are among the union members who stand to gain through continued state ownership and its associated rip-off pay levels.

Foley’s lame promise makes several issues clear. First, it is now more obvious than ever that NSW Labor is controlled by unions, just as it was controlled by unions during previous Labor attempts to modernise and embrace privatisation.

On the very day of Labor’s policy announcement, the Electrical Trades Union and the United Services Union declared members at state-owned Ausgrid and Endeavour Energy would begin four-hour rolling strikes next month in a bid to enforce excessive wage claims.

When Labor opposes privatisation it is not defending services. It is defending its power to take more money from workers in private businesses and give it to unionists in state ones – unionists who in turn reward Labor with donations.

It is a giant scam – a Ponzi scheme in which the rest of us are the first to lose our money. And jobs.

When Labor opposes privatisation it is not defending services. It is defending its power to take more money from workers in private businesses and give it to unionists in state ones – unionists who in turn reward Labor with donations.

It is a giant scam – a Ponzi scheme in which the rest of us are the first to lose our money. And jobs.

 

 

More taxes but less development: another fine mess promised by Labor | Herald Sun Andrew Bolt Blog.

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