That’s a rhetorical question.
However, after seeing this L.A. Times passage from last month, one might come to the conclusion that 1) an armed robber usually only has one victim (whereas, the SEIU has millions), 2) an average armed robber does not have politicians in his back pocket, and 3) an armed robber is more intellectually honest—at least he tells you he’s robbing you, where as the SEIU…well, read it for yourself:
Even Democratic leaders and the governor’s union backers, doubting the odds of a tax measure passing at the ballot box, are pushing Brown to break his pledge and forgo voter input.
“Go get a deal done,” said David Kieffer, executive director of the state council of the influential Service Employees International Union, in a challenge to Brown and the Legislature. Californians “would vote the taxes down,” he said, and “they don’t actually need to be involved in this decision.”
Kieffer’s union launched a television ad campaign last week urging that the budget be balanced without “extreme” cuts.
To the SEIU, voters should not be involved in the decision whether or not to raise their own taxes—after all, it’s only the taxpayers’ money.
So, what is the difference between the SEIU and armed robbery?
[Note: If your answer is the SEIU doesn’t carry a gun, try not paying your taxes.]
“I bring reason to your ears, and, in language as plain as ABC, hold up truth to your eyes.” Thomas Paine, December 23, 1776