[Sager] noted this morning, the strike opened up a class war -- just not the one the union was expecting. "[T]here is a class confrontation of a kind going on — but it's not between rich and poor. It's between the working class and what might be called the government-worker class. The gap between the two groups has been growing for a while."
(This AXIS has been a Democrat stronghold since the days of Tammany hall, but NEVER before did it so strongly reflect GOVERNMENT WORKERS as opposed to blue-collar workers.)
UPDATE: MORE BACKLASH TO THE AXIS FOR TAXES HERE - an unlikely/unexpected source - THE WASHINGTON MONTHLY!
UDATE #2: The NYTIMES has a fact-filled article on the scale and scope of the impending crisis in government labor obligations. A MUST READ. Here's an excerpt:
Fast-rising pension costs for government employees - the issue that helped set off this week's transit strike in New York City - are a problem confronting cities, counties and states nationwide, causing many budgetary experts to predict a wave of painful fights over efforts to scale back government retirement programs.This is a ticking time-bomb - fiscally AND politically. The LOUSY and CORRUPT labor deals which politicians running governments made is coming back to haunt us all.
If the Democrat Party stands by the "tax-getters" (the government labor unions listed above), AS THEY MUST - because these unions are their base - then they will get HAMMERED at the polls. I hope.
[ASIDE: toady's Democrat Party is reallu something: one half tax-getters the other half McGovernite-Leftie loons. Or "THE AXIS FOR TAXES" meets "THE AXIS OF APPEASEMENT". SHEESH!]