This video does a great job of breaking it down. Basically, people who work for the government already have better job security and pay than the average person, yet they are not satisfied. They want more. And as we’ve seen in Wisconsin, people are threatening violence against anyone who disagrees with them. The Democrats and labor unions have escalated the madness there.
State budgets around the nation are out of control and a large part of it is because of public sector unions. Here in California, Governor Jerry Brown made it possible for public sector employees to unionize back when he was governor in the late 70s, early 80s. Now the state is broke and as governor his solution is to raise fees and fines to the ceiling, he is seeking to raise taxes almost as soon as he was in office, despite his claim he wouldn’t do that. But the reality is, even lefty governors like Brown will have to face cutting back on state workers. The states, and the federal government are not able to continue the way they are.
Notice that the statists all claim there’s plenty of money. We just need to take it all from “the rich”. There isn’t enough money in that well, and frankly, government should operate within its means.