Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Schwarzenegger Cowed By Teachers Union?

From the Chron:

Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger vowed Wednesday to pursue some of the "good ideas" rejected by voters in last year's special election but promised that he will not revive controversial efforts to control union dues or change the state's voter-approved education funding formula.


The "control union dues" initiative that failed last year would have required public employee unions to get members' permission before spending that member's dues on political causes. The teachers union tried to play it as stifling the First Amendment rights of teachers (as a group)--whereas we conservatives, outnumbered here in California, saw it as supporting the First Amendment rights of individual teachers.

Let me say it again: the Left wants rights and privileges for groups, the Right wants them for individuals.

Anyway, looks like the governor isn't interested in getting bruised again. Girlie man.

1 comment:

Lillian said...

The Governor's ideas were not good. They were GREAT!!!

It's all a matter of semantics...
:-))