James Taranto’s Excellent WSJ Piece On Wisconsin, Unions And The Left

We’re not going to recite the whole thing here, but it’s definitely worth a read.

The money paragraph might be the most succinct description of our current situation you’ll see anywhere.

Here is the contradiction of progressivism. Progressives tell us they want the government to do more. But they can’t win elections without public-sector unions. Because they are beholden to those unions, their main priority when in power is to increase the cost, not the scope, of government. Because resources are finite, the result is the worst of both worlds: a government that taxes more without doing more. This is unsustainable economically. Fortunately, as Wisconsin voters showed last November, it’s unsustainable politically as well.

Here’s the link. Go read it. We’ll still be here when you’re finished.



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