In honor of the Wisconsin recall, a little song by our own Waylon Jennings. There are some lessons in the analogy. Once we were all on the side of the firefighter's unions; once we loved them. Why not? They fought to defend the principle that the firemen who protected us all deserved the best we could give them. Now, well... like the teacher's unions, we find ourselves paying so much for retired members that we can no longer afford to continue the function that originally earned our gratitude and honor.
So here we are.
Here is another version, a little more recent. It makes a nice contrast. Waylon Jennings always wanted the style to change and update with the times; he would have been pleased, I think.