Friday, March 04, 2011

On the Wisconsin battle...

"The process of collective bargaining, as usually understood, cannot be transplanted into the public service," Roosevelt wrote in 1937 to the National Federation of Federal Employees. Yes, public workers may demand fair treatment, wrote Roosevelt. But, he wrote, "I want to emphasize my conviction that militant tactics have no place" in the public sector. "A strike of public employees manifests nothing less than an intent on their part to prevent or obstruct the operations of Government."

Ooops.



Disapproves.

3 Comments:

Blogger IDNKM said...

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3/04/2011 10:01 PM  
Blogger IDNKM said...

If liberals cared about intellectual honesty or consistency, this would matter to them. It won't, because they don't.

3/04/2011 10:02 PM  
Blogger Vonster said...

And it's not to say the Repubs haven't had their own problems in this vein. Goldwater said the gubmint had no business in the abortion debate. That's one reason I'm a pro-choicer albeit of the safe, legal and rare variety.

3/06/2011 12:31 PM  

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