This is where the conversation gets difficult for me, because I wouldn't argue against your points above.<quoted text>
tea party...tea party...that's all we hear from you...but what do u say about the influx of union money from out of state for purposes, just as getting the mayor and his goons re-elected through out of state union money ?
What I believe is that the unions in question are composed of workers with the right to collectively bargain with their government employers. I agree that workers shouldn't be forced to pay dues, but the idea that employees would no longer have the right to collectively bargain with their employers is terrifying to me. That feels like one of the planks of our democracy being torn out from underneath me. I mean seriously, imagine if companies no longer had the right to collectively bargain the cost of their goods or services?
This is all about liberty to me. Not just the liberty to live in the township and educate your own children, but the liberty to join a community with a superior rated school system. That is what I want I to pay for with my taxes, in order to avoid the high costs of private education. I don't know if you can afford those costs, or the time to personally educate your kids, but I do know that I've got enough to worry about when my daughter goes off to college next year.