Sunday, June 12, 2011

Looks Like En Masse Defections Are Trending

First it was Newt Gingrich's entire campaign staff who up and quit after what they saw as Newt's money making con game and decided they couldn't support an unserious candidate. They had better things to do than sit around while Newt and Callista took a vacation to the Greek islands just a couple of weeks after announcing a presidential nomination bid.

And now it would seem that Florida Governor Rick "29% Approval Rating and Diving" Scott is losing support of Florida police officers... all of them:

Next month the Broward County Police Benevolent Association is holding a "Party to Leave the Party" -- an event coordinated with the Supervisor of Elections where police officers and the general public can switch their voter registrations from Republican to Democratic or Independent.
The reason for the switch? The association, which serves as the bargaining union for the county's law enforcement officers, is unhappy with the leadership of Governor Rick Scott and the results of the past legislative session, including changes to the Florida Retirement System that will require the workers to pay more of their own wages into retirement savings.
..."[Governor Scott's] union dues deduction bill is a flat-out union-busting bill," says [Broward PBA President Patrick] Hanrihan. "Under the law, a government agency wouldn't be allowed to collect union dues if it was involved in political campaigns." He notes that Scott had "no problem" taking money from the police union in the past election.
Let's hope others state and country law enforcement public workers follow suit.

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