Dale McFeaters (The Examiner, March 16, “Public unions take one on the chin”) expresses his dislike of the treatment of the public employee unions in Wisconsin, as of late. He deplored the thought that unions can only bargain over wage increases up to the cost of living. So, what’s new?

To the editor:

Dale McFeaters (The Examiner, March 16, “Public unions take one on the chin”) expresses his dislike of the treatment of the public employee unions in Wisconsin, as of late. He deplored the thought that unions can only bargain over wage increases up to the cost of living. So, what’s new? I was a public employee for more than 16 years, and I was not forced to join a union. We could not strike. Our pay increases were based solely upon merit and the cost of living index. I’m sure most of us were content with this situation because if not, we would have looked for employment elsewhere.

He is also disturbed about the exemption of certain public employees from the above limits. Sure, to some extent it is political, but let’s not forget the exemptions granted as favors by Obamacare. They extend from McDonald’s restaurant to the state of Maine, including labor unions that donated more to his election than all other contributors combined, and it’s not over yet. All this is being done to sell a program that the majority of the public did not want. What occurred in Wisconsin pales in insignificance by comparison.

What I saw in the news, the demonstrators breaking windows and forcing their way into the capitol building, was almost reminiscent of the Nazi brownshirts of Germany in the ’20s and ’30s, only without the beatings. It had all of the elements of a mob whose actions were in part fomented by people from outside of the state. Their actions were those of a democracy (the loudest voices rule) and not of a democratic republic which operates within the confines of laws.

The abandonment of their duty stations by the Democratic senators was sheer cowardice. Their actions were like those of spoiled brats. Are such actions to be expected from Democrat losers in the future?