Clay Bennett by Clay Bennett

Clay Bennett

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  1. mikefive

    mikefive said, almost 3 years ago

    Union leaders will have to remember that they are there for the worker’s benefit. That does not include making demands that force a company into bankruptcy or making them have to go overseas to stay in business.

  2. Bruce4671

    Bruce4671 said, almost 3 years ago

    @mikefive

    And remember that it is the “public sector” unions that are the ones affected. You know the ones that are total takers from the tax base. Salary, benefits, pensions. Every single dime to a person in the public sector union is funded by tax dollars.

    When the takers out number the producers (government does not produce anything to make a profit from so…) and have higher salaries and better benefits the system will collapse. Walker has stopped that from happening.

  3. indieme

    indieme GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    You will all loose a lot of weight now, working two jobs, no overtime, no vacations, no safety standards, less money for food, walk to work because you can’t afford gas.

  4. Darsan54

    Darsan54 said, almost 3 years ago

    @mikefive

    Unions don’t force companies into bankruptcy. Usually it’s poor management decisions, coupled with bad business plans and a lack of response to markets.

  5. Darsan54

    Darsan54 said, almost 3 years ago

    I have to agree, if reluctantly.

  6. NebulousRikulau

    NebulousRikulau GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    Darn that pesky Teachers’ Union.
    Expecting to get PAID for the privilege of educating your children.

  7. mikefive

    mikefive said, almost 3 years ago

    @Darsan54

    You are correct about the management, business plan, and lack of response. I’ll add inability to compete with foreign manufacturers and service providers.

    I’ve been to many auctions to buy equipment from bankrupt companies and many of those were union caused bankruptcies. Also, a friend of mine in the mortgage business was often involved in trying to find investors in bankrupt companies, some bankrupted by union demands.

    It does no good for a union to demand more than is available from a company and it is the height of folly for a company to agree to demands that it cannot meet. These situations too often happens and leads to unhappy consequences for both parties.

    A union should help the company of the workers that it represents so that the company prospers. The workers should then be rewarded by the company for their contribution to the company’s prosperity. Of course, with the belligerence usually displayed by both parties, this ideal is seldom seen. The company wants to hold on to everything and the union wants to “show them”. Such is life.

  8. mdavis4183

    mdavis4183 GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    Bennett prefers the Quinn solution in Illinois – higher taxes, more deficit spending, biger budget shortfalls, massive layoffs and furlough, increaed unemployment. The peoiple of Wisconsin, however, like lower taxes, decreased spending, a budget surplus, no latoffs or furloughs and decreased unemployment.

  9. Northern Redman

    Northern Redman said, almost 3 years ago

    And, many of these “public union” people stopped paying union dues the minute Scott Walker gave them the freedom to do so.

  10. vwdualnomand

    vwdualnomand said, almost 3 years ago

    the money spent on this election to keep walker’s job was 30+ million. what happens in 2014? will walker need 35 million, 40, 50, a billion? what happens when wi deficits happen under his watch? and, don’t say it won’t happen. and, why do people hate unions so much? and, even the word union gets a vile response from many people.

  11. kamwick

    kamwick said, almost 3 years ago

    Spot on, Clay. A greater majority of those who voted for Walker had no education beyond high school. The working poor, because they don’t have collective bargaining are upset because other groups worked hard and made the effort to assure themselves a better future.

    Instead of whining " teachers get benefits and pensions and I don’t, therefore they shouldn’t have those things", a more productive attitude might be,

    “how come I DON’T have those things? Why cant ALL workers make a decent living?”

    People are so trod upon by our (not so) “free market” that they can’t even begin to see that in a free country, with a FAIR market system that doesn’t have a thirty year history of being destroyed by dribble-down economic policy, they SHOULD be able to make a decent, middle class living that could lift society as a whole.

    Instead, they’d rather tear down those who have been able to accomplish those things. They also dont see the investment potential for society when things like education and infrastructure are funded.

    Very sad.

  12. yohannbiimu

    yohannbiimu said, almost 3 years ago

    I suppose that if Obama wins in November, that Clay will use a similar cartoon as this to explain it do ya think? Cartoonists ought to be able to write an essay explaining the objectivity of their simple-minded scribbling. I seriously doubt that Mr. Bennett would be able to do so…

  13. yohannbiimu

    yohannbiimu said, almost 3 years ago

    BTW, FEDERAL workers cannot collectively bargain either. Why aren’t you obamabots screaming to high heaven about HIS ‘inhumanity?’

  14. indieme

    indieme GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    @mikefive

    I bet the CEO’s of those bankrupted companies made out like bandits before they closed down.

  15. Rx71Wm29

    Rx71Wm29 GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    I’ve often wondered why management doesn’t unionize. Any ideas? Just imagine, the whole company, from the CEO down to the lowliest maintenance worker, part of the same union! Oh,forgot, maybe then (if the entire company were unionized) the union would have no purpose other then collect union dues? Pretty much what unions do now.

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