We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
You might say, "thank heavens for the initiative process, where the people can bypass the sleaze and vote directly on laws that affect them."
That's simply not true. People are not allowed to vote on the laws that affect them. They might, on occasion, be allowed to vote on new laws, but they aren't allowed to vote on old one's.
Imagine if they had a referendum that allowed people to vote on the fines connected with various crimes; like speeding. Those fines would go down by 80 percent. So would court costs.
This is precisely why public-employee unions should be abolished — they are a conspiracy against the public interest.
When one of those unions sits down to negotiate their next contract, government employees are sitting on both sides of the table, arguing over how much the taxpayer who is not in the room needs to pony up.
FDR and labor leaders in the 1930s through 1950s understood this.