Selfishness is often a key ingredient of politics. However, the level of selfishness being shown by both the President and the labor unions supporting his reelection is extreme. It is a case of one hand washing the other or I’ll scratch your back if you scratch mine.
The Jobs Bill trumpeted by the President would have bridges repaired and highways paved, but unmentioned is the fact that the bidding process is restricted basically to only companies using union workers. These unions continue to support the President’s reelection campaign through large political donations. Likewise, funds would be set aside to pay teachers in the public schools and avoid pay cuts. The teachers’ unions are another major contributor to the President’s reelection campaign.