Here is the latest socialist propaganda coming out of Cory Heidelberger:
Let’s see… the South Dakota Education Association represents more than 5,000 teachers in our state. We have over 9,000 teachers. That means around 4,000 teachers not in SDEA but enjoying their local education associations’ representation in collective bargaining. If we can extrapolate $172 from West Virginia to South Dakota, we can estimate around $690,000 in free collective bargaining services rendered for non-union teachers in South Dakota.
That’s the free ride that IM 23 advocates are talking about. If you’re getting services from a union, you ought to pay for them. Funny—anti-union conservatives accuse Bernie Sanders supporters of wanting free stuff.
First off, the problem with all teachers getting paid the same, regardless of merit, is the root cause of this issue. Cory is against merit pay as it violates is socialist worldview.
Second, the Associated School Boards and Associated Administrators are funded by the taxpayers, which includes the non-union teachers and the rest of us taxpaying citizens. They were just as influential, if not more so, than the SDEA in the enormous multi-million dollar tax increase that is now going into the pockets of those union teachers. If on average the 5,000 union teachers gain $5,000 annually, that amounts to $25 million. Since the teachers are paid with tax dollars, the union dues come from are tax dollars. So in the already socialist structure, taxpayers are funding those who lobby to increase our taxes even further. So now Cory wants to force the taxpayers to fund even more union members by passing IM23. There is no limit to the socialists' greed and coveting.
Funny how propagandists like Cory can twist the facts into a lie. And when guys like me confront his lies, he gets mad and resorts to banning comments. Electing Cory Heidelberger would be a step into turning the entire state of South Dakota into Madville, where special interest cronies get special rights and the rest of us lose them. And just shut up if you don't like it.