Proud as punch of Governors Walker and Daniels...
(Tim) If anyone cares about my opinion on a political matter, I'm proud as punch of the governors of our former home state, Wisconsin, and our current state, Indiana, taking on our public servants' unions. I've been a dues-paying member of the Brotherhood of Railway Carmen and that was all I needed to know that unions have become corrupt. One day word came down from the men with the most seniority who worked the day shift that those of us working the swing shift--the new-timers--better slow down and cut our freight car repair production because we were making them look bad. -Chicago & Northwestern Railroad, Proviso Yards, car knocker and air brakeman, 1975
So bravo to Governor Daniels for this straight talk:
There may have been a time, a century ago, where public employees were mistreated and vulnerable and underpaid. If that was ever a problem, we have over-fixed it. Public employees in America--most decidedly federal employees, but everywhere--are better paid than the taxpayers that pay their salaries. -Gov. Mitch Daniels