Sunday, October 21, 2012
This is basest politics stripped of a subtlety. The unions both in California and nationally have directed tens of millions in opposition. This is the greatest threat to union influence in state politics since... ever. Well, at least since Jerry Brown let the genie out of the bottle in his first term by allowing union influence in during his first term. There are some to this day who insist the decay of the state that started at exactly the same time is coincidence.
The opposition is trying real hard. Super Pacs are exempted from deducting political money from employee paychecks. BFD. The issue is one thing only. State and municipal unions cannot continue to use dues as bottomless political action funds. They have to ask.