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By Matt Kibbe
The short-term deal will assure long-term overspending
Independent voices from the The Washington Times Communities
Topic - Kathy Stevens
Desperate times call for desperate measures, but the union movement has taken this saying to a new level. It has reacted to dwindling membership by unionizing recipients of public assistance. In more than a dozen states, unions now extract dues from government benefit checks.
As she told reporters: "I am not anti-union, and I don't want anybody to think I am, but I am anti- what [AFSCME's] purpose is and their mission is right now. I'm not OK with that this isn't the way we want our profession to look. We don't want to use people just to get what we want."