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When I was much younger, in the 50s I lived in Texas. 

And worked in construction for $1.40 an hour. 

A friend called from California and said they had an opening for me in my line of work and were starting pay at $6 an hour with time and a half more than 40 hours and double time on holidays. 

I didn’t think long. I went to California. Lord, that was pretty country.

Yes, I went right to work and made six dollars an  hour for the same work I had done in Texas for $1.40 an hour. 

Well, one little problem, as the saying goes. As I looked at my pay check, I seemed to be considerably short. 

I went in and raised cane with the boss. 

He took my paycheck and said it was right.

Here is your union dues, state income tax, and a bunch of fee’s I had never heard of. 

I said, “Wait a minute, I never joined any union, and when did the state start taking out this kind of charges to live here.” 

He looked at me like I had just grown an extra head and said, “Jon, if you live in this state you will have to join the union and pay state taxes, where did you come from any way?” 

Texas, I said and I will use this lousy pay check to go back!!

I worked in Texas until I retired after 35 years with the same company. 

I never joined a union never paid state tax and done much better than California with higher wages.

I was watching TV and saw a large crowed of people with signs saying repeal the right to work law. 

That doesn’t make sense to me. 

The law doesn’t say you can’t join the union, just that your employer can’t take money out of your paycheck for union dues. 

Any time the government grants me a new right, I will never stand out in the rain with a sign asking to have a right repealed!!

When you walk down the street with a sign of protest, be careful some goofy politician will answer your request. 

Of course, you need to be careful, there are a lot of people out there carrying signs and that same goofy politician might grant their wish.

Have you looked at the latest signs? 

Some are as mad as the hatter and come from wonderland.

Some ask for more taxes, if this is granted do you really think they will only tax the rich?

Dream on, little bird. 

The government is in business to tax the people, and that will include you. 

When I didn’t like California, I moved back to Texas. 

When these people get their way (the squeaky wheel gets the grease) can you afford to move, out of the country? And where? 

Think about it and maybe you better wake up and take a good look at who is carrying the signs and what they are saying!!! 

As I have said many times, this is JON’S VU!!!   

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