Republican Thought Virus Spreading to Democrats. It's not just the Republicans promoting this idea of government unions are the problem. In an interview with the Seattle Times last week State Senator Rodney Tom uttered this Republican talking point. "State Sen. Rodney Tom, D-Bellevue, who is also on Ways and Means, agrees. "We can't have a world where public employees are the haves and the taxpayers are the have-nots," Tom said." Seattle Times on Saturday 02/26/2011
In response I wrote this e-mail to Senator Tom, who I thought represented me.
Dear Senator Tom:
I read your comments in the Seattle Times on Saturday 02/26/2011 "State Sen. Rodney Tom, D-Bellevue, who is also on Ways and Means, agrees. "We can't have a world where public employees are the haves and the taxpayers are the have-nots," Tom said." and found you comment more in line with anti-worker, pro-business, oligarch Republicans than pro-worker, middle class supporting Democrats. These are the exact words of anti-union Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker.
I certainly hope you retract this sentiment as it is not what I would expect of a Democrat. Why didn't you say, something more in line with the core democratic principle that corporations have destroyed unions in the private sector and it is unfortunate that what private unions formerly took for granted has been destroyed over the last 30 years since Ronald Regan fired all the air traffic control union employees. Why didn't you say we have a race to the bottom where wages for working people have fallen, while corporate profits are at their highest levels, and corporate taxes are at their lowest levels. We have a revenue problem and have given tax breaks to corporations and wealthy individuals.
If you continue with this attitude, you certainly won't get my support and I doubt you will get any support from the unions you apparently think are the problem.