Public sectors union leaders put their fat salaries and peace of mind ahead of their union members and you the taxpayer. It’s time to cut the fat.
IRS agents were taking cues from union leaders when they decided to target the Tea Party, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell charged on Friday.
“When the head of the union that represents unionized IRS workers publicly vilifies the Tea Party, is it any wonder that members of her union would get caught targeting them?” the Kentucky Republican said in a speech at the American Enterprise Institute, a conservative think tank.
McConnell said the growth of public sector unions has created “an inherent and undeniable tension between those who believe in limited self-government and those who stand to benefit from its growth.”
“Why would we even expect a public employee — whose union more or less exists to grow the government — to treat someone who opposes that goal to a fair hearing?” McConnell said.
He called for a “serious national debate” about the unions, arguing that their existence is a big part of why there is so little trust in government.