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Monday, January 24, 2005

Municipal Unions: The Boa Constrictor Strangling America

Never forget that labor unions are creatures of socialism that are opposed to free-market individualism.

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The socialist candidate who gets the backing of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) and the teachers’ unions (NEA and the UFT) has a lock on the Democratic Party’s presidential nomination.  Howard Dean had it, then lost it to Senator John Kerry.

Municipal unions’ power is analyzed in a City Journal article titled The Real Engine of Blue America, by Steven Malanga.  That power is a big reason why Blue States are so blue.

My thanks to In the Agora and to Anchor Rising for alerting me to this excellent essay.