Socialist Democrats Gone Wild:
- Family members get PAID by the state to take care of other family members
- Unionize those family members so they can lobby for better pay
- New law would add 40,000 new union members giving their dues money to the Democratic Party
- State going to a Socialist Hell at warp speed . . . but it needs more tax money please
Reporting on the insane Socialist politics of the People's Republic of California is a writer's dream. But actually living in this Worker's Paradise is becoming a nightmare.
California is bankrupt. The debt of the state is so huge it cannot be paid off. Add in all the unfunded pensions and the state is ready to implode.
With the state going to Hell, Democratic leaders proposed allowing the unionization of nearly 40,000 people who receive state money to provide child care in their homes. That would vastly expand the dues-paying ranks of unions that contribute heavily to Democratic causes.
Republican Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger vetoed three earlier versions of the proposal. It is unclear what action Socialist Democrats Gov. Jerry Brown would take. But it was during Brown's first term as Governor that state government workers were allowed to unionize.
Proponents said the measure would give political power to providers of childcare, a perennial target of budget cuts says the Los Angeles Times.
"I think giving them collective bargaining rights will give workers … a voice in the important discussions, to make sure we don't have kids pay the price for budget decisions in the future," said the bill's author, Assembly Speaker John A. Pérez (D-Los Angeles).
|Republican State Senator Doug La Malfa|
opposes unionizing Grandparents.
The bill, AB 101, would cover workers in "non-institutional" settings, including adults who receive subsidies to help care for young relatives.
"I would imagine grandparents would not typically feel the need for union representation," quipped State Senator Doug La Malfa (R-Richvale), an opponent of the proposal.
The bill is modeled on a measure that allowed the unionization of workers paid by the state to provide in-home care for disabled patients. That law added more than 75,000 union members to California state payrolls and helped them become a dominant force in state politics.
Paul McIntosh, a lobbyist for the California State Assn. of Counties, said the new measure would require counties, which administer the state grants, to form entities to bargain with the unions.
"It would certainly drive up administrative costs if counties have to hire someone to negotiate contracts," he said.
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