Saturday, March 28, 2009

Union-Friendly Bills

Another Legislative Forum in Maquoketa this morning, and it seemed like a rerun of the last forum in Maquoketa. Union members were recruited to speak in favor of the expansion of union bargaining topics and the selection of doctors by union members injured on the job. Of course, there were persuasive arguments why these bills should be passed.

We also heard persuasive arguments why prevailing wage legislation should be passed during the January Legislative Forum. But their arguments weren't even convincing enough for all the Democrat Representatives, as that bill did not pass. Beware of bills that benefit a minority segment of our population (union members), but may be harmful to business people and taxpayers in general.

Thanks to the Farm Bureau for sponsoring these Legislative Forums. Larry Jepsen does a great job handling these events.

Jean, the Political Junkie