The Green Bay Education Association is urging its members, “When paying with a check or credit card, write on the check or receipt – Union paid or Paid by a union member.”
This is an awesome plan. Its aim is to educate the private sector about how much money it receives from public sector unions. However, it’s only half the picture. Let’s educate the public sector unions about how much money they receive from the private sector.
How about on each public employee paycheck we stick a photo of a Wisconsin family of four, along with their 2011 tax burden?
On pension checks, we could post a baby photo, and details of how much debt that baby already owes.
Better yet, when you mail in your tax return, instead of a check enclose some pixie dust or magic beans, since it seems to be the prevailing view of where the money comes from.