Sorry Ban, but teacher unions do take tax payer bailouts. Public employee pensions are bankrupting our states. Look at the uproar in Wisconsin when someone tried to make them fiscally responsible. They wanted nothing to do with that. Move on to 401k plans and I have no problem with them. But until then, they are just as bad as any company that takes bailouts. Planned Parenthood takes tax money and kills off babies. Not a real good example of proper use of taxes. And since you mentioned all of these government funded programs, have you forgotten that the government are the people who decided to give the bailouts? It was stupid, I agree on that, but it was the government's decision to do so. Why do you protect the decision makers and chastise those who benefited from the poor decisions?