Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Public union employees rally for higher taxes

Notice the 'AstroTurf' professionally printed signs.

In Illinois, labor unions and social service advocates held a rally at the Capitol today demanding higher taxes. They chanted,
"Raise my taxes! Raise my taxes! Raise my taxes!"

Illinois legislators should help them out by passing a tax on labor unions.

The Chicago Tribune reported:
Thousands of protesters bused down by labor unions and social service advocates rallied at the Capitol today in an attempt to pressure state lawmakers into raising the income tax to avoid more budget cuts.

A spokesman for Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White estimated the rally crowd at 15,000...

"Raise my taxes! Raise my taxes! Raise my taxes!" they chanted, lined up shoulder to shoulder for a few hundred yards stretching a street in front of the Capitol.

Protesting is exhausting work for public employees.


Anonymous said...

Aren't they supposed to be working during weekdays?

Anonymous said...

When the public unions strike we find out who the essential workers are. We don't follow through by laying off the non-essential ones permanently. That would take more hits than most politicians have.

Interested Bystander said...

Hey All,

I have a novel idea, why don't these people simply sign their checks over to the Government, and leave the rest of us alone?