Fiscal Realists Must Publicly Identify Public Sector Unions as the Core Problem
Often during talk radio interviews I am asked, “Who is The Devil at Our Doorstep, is it the SEIU?” I love the question, because it provides the opportunity to explain that the “devil” in my book is actually a coalition of groups from the liberal left. This includes groups such as Media Matters, liberal Democrats, remnants of ACORN, environmentalists, and of course, Big Labor. The collective agenda of these groups is the taking of American freedoms. People are immediately surprised as they surmise that the book is only about unions and the tactics they utilize to force unionize employees and employers in an attempt to stave off their own extinction. Most are appalled when they find that the ultimate objective of this coalition, which includes powerful factions within the Democratic Party and even some Republicans, extending all the way to the White House, is to fundamentally shift America away from a capitalist free market economy and towards a socialist economy.
These groups rely on power and control, and with their Big Labor allies providing funding through massive donations using money generated from members’ dues, they continue to remain in power and avoid extinction. In return, the Big Labor bosses need the politicians to make sure they procure sweetheart government collective bargaining agreements and favorable laws and regulations to advance union growth.
These groups are parasitic, living off of forced membership dues submitted to unions who, in turn, utilize these monies to elect politicians, who then pass laws, propose new regulations, reverse decisions and issue Executive Orders. All of this benefits the group and allows them to collect more money and to gain power. In effect, it is a circular money pump that allows the parasite to survive off the host, i.e. the American people. Americans have not awakened to the fact that this group is taking advantage of them and is propelling the future of this great country towards destruction. This is the destiny that President John F. Kennedy initiated with an Executive Order in 1962, allowing unionization of public employees.
The Republican Party refuses to recognize that the rules of the game have changed. They are living in the past. They fail to recognize that The SEIU’s “Persuasion of Power” and the Democratic Party have teamed up to intimidate Republican Conservatives through misinformation and propaganda as outlined in The Socialist Mind Game. Yet Republicans continue to allow this charade. Identical to tactics seen in the SEIU’s Corporate Campaigns, this type of campaign can only be countered by standing up for your beliefs and fighting back. Conservatives must learn to utilize the Rules of Obama Power War against the President and his public sector union backers if they are ever going to regain control. They must recognize it is time to stop being the “nice guys” who do not want to offend anyone and go on the offensive. They have to fight fire with fire and inform the American public of the truth. As I learned, when you take this position, people will listen and understand that they are being manipulated by those without their best interest in mind. Many of the middle class Obama claims to protect are already learning this as they see their paychecks shrink after the president sold them down the drain in the “fiscal cliff” debate. The Republican politicians need to pound this message home.
The problem with the current slate of Republican politicians, as writer Paul Hollrah so eloquently expressed, is A Failure to Communicate. The GOP has Become its Own Worst Enemy. They don’t think they can play the bully card, because the mainstream media is in Obama’s camp. Although this may be accurate, this should not prevent them from utilizing a “big tent” approach to reach Americans and educate them by exposing the public sector unions’ misinformation and lies. Conservatives must illustrate the socialistic agenda of big labor and their allies, and explain that The Problem with Socialism is Socialism, all while using professionalism, ethics and integrity. After applying this approach against the SEIU in the face of overwhelming odds and emerging victorious, I feel confident that this strategy will produce results.
David A. Bego is the President and CEO of EMS, an industry leader in the field of environmental workplace maintenance, employing nearly 5000 workers in thirty-three states. Bego is the author of “The Devil at My Doorstep,” as well as the just released sequel, “The Devil at Our Doorstep,” based on his experiences fighting back against one of the most powerful unions in existence today.