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Fumesucker Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-01-09 06:41 PM
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Erick Erickson (Red State) would rather abolish police force than see it unionize
Here's the way we do things down here in Georgia, Erick Erickson is a Macon city councilman and the driving force behind the Wingnut site Red State.

http://rawstory.com/2009/09/abolish-police-force-unioni... /



GOP councilor would rather abolish police force than see it unionize

By Daniel Tencer
Tuesday, September 29th, 2009 -- 12:51 pm

A conservative politician in Georgia is telling his hometown police force to stop looking for the union label, or find new jobs.

Erick Erickson, the managing editor of RedState.com and a city councilor in Macon, Georgia, has called for the abolition of Macons police force if it votes to unionize.

The Macon Telegraph reported on Monday that some 130 police officers on the citys municipal force want to unionize because of officers bearing the burden of rising insurance costs, a loss of incentive pay and the city not having a pay scale.

Im thinking Ill have the City Attorney draft me legislation to dissolve the police department and contract with the Sheriff to provide public safety services, Erickson wrote on the blog Peach Pundit.
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nadinbrzezinski Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-01-09 06:43 PM
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1. Right to work states, you gotta love them
:sarcasm:

You could not get the unions break in there and ahem, start showing they ain't no red conspiracy, no siree.
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Ruby the Liberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-01-09 06:51 PM
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2. That should bring businesses in droves to your town.
Or will they pull up stakes and take the jobs with them?

Foolish, foolish, foolish.
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aquart Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-01-09 06:51 PM
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3. And what has the local response been?
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Fumesucker Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-01-09 06:53 PM
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4. I don't live in Macon so I don't really know..
Macon is about 75 miles south of Atlanta and about 90 away from me..

But small town Georgia is pretty much the same throughout the state, Red to the very core.

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sasquatch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-01-09 06:56 PM
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5. In other words: "Listen up you helots, the Bonny Prince is not pleased that you won't be slaves"
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