That's right, those bastard Republican, conservative, right wing, tea bagging, pricks are out to get the hard working union folks again. Just because 90% of the countries workers are seeing layoffs and shrinking wages is no reason the union people should not keep getting their regular raises and fat benny packages. And just because the state budgets are exploded and and running up enormous deficits doesn't mean we can't pay them what they want.
There's no reason they shouldn't just borrow another couple hundred million bucks and make it happen. And when no one wants to loan them any more money, just raise the taxes on the rest of us. No reason We all shouldn't tighten our belts another few notches to make sure the government union folks standard of living just keeps on rolling along.