This is a losing issue which is being made worse by the lying and fraud that unions, teachers and doctors are promoting.
The Rasmussen poll was just on the basis of the right of public employees strike and wage issues. The poll found that 49% said teachers, firemen and policeman should not be allowed to strike (11% more than thought they should be allowed to strike). And a plurality of 36% said public employees make more than private sector employees (15% more than thought private sector employees make more).
"Thirty-eight percent (38%) of voters think teachers, firemen and policemen should be allowed to go on strike, but 49% disagree and believe they should not have that right. Thirteen percent (13%) are not sure."That's already an uphill battle to convince people that unions and teachers are victims. Lying and fraud from unions, teaches and doctors create a perfect storm to turn the public even more solidly against the unions. Added to that is the specter of Wisconsin Democrat senators fleeing the state and refusing to perform their legislative duties.
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"Thirty-six percent (36%) of all voters say that in their state the average public employee earns more than the average private sector worker. Twenty-one percent (21%) say the government employee earns less, while 20% think their pay is about the same. Twenty-three percent (23%) are not sure."
Who wants their child being taught by someone who says it's okay to lie about being sick? Who wants their child being treated by a doctor who will lie about whether a patient is sick? Just in general who wants their child around someone who promotes lying? Irrespective of salary and strike issues, this is a big loser.
The sponsors of Obamacare know this first hand. What was supposed to be a sure fire popular entitlement is now odious. Though originally a majority of people saw the need to reform health care, now a solid majority wants Obamacare repealed. That swing is surely due as much to congressional shenanigans, kickbacks, and admitted lack of even doing the due diligence of reading the bill before passing it as to its murky content.
When those in authority are willing to lie, cheat and refuse to do their duty to win, then both those in authority and what they support get a bad name.