In response to Jane Doe: After reading the front page LA Times article written Tue. Feb.22, 2011, "Parks Faces Tough Battle", I have to AGREE WITH YOU on the following comments posted to this LA Weekly article written Thu. Mar. 17, 2011. Parks, after seeking, did NOT receive any backing from SEIU Local 721. They led him to believe so, but, instead endorsed his opponent. Six (6) excerpts to learn something from about the game of politics are quoted as follows:(1.)"Parks and Molina are smart to get “ahead of the game” on this one. They recognize that Americans are slowly figuring out they’re being blatantly robbed ....(2.)only 12% of the working population in the UNITED STATES is represented by unions, and of that amount, a mere 5% is represented by “PUBLIC SECTOR” unions....Public Unions (the likes of SEIU 721) can feast and feast to their hearts delight since taxpayers pick up the bill for increased wages, premium benefits, and pension benefits that would make Bill Gates blush....(3.)if money starts to run low, no problem…union bosses simply order their "bought and paid for" politicians to raise taxes and the problem is solved. (4.)The higher the wages Union bosses obtain for their public sector employees, the more they get in return via mandatory union dues.(5.)The public sector worker is happy, the politician is happy, and the Public Union bosses are EXTREMELY happy.(6.)Unfortunately, a good majority of hard-working American taxpayers (who are often referred to as “tea baggers”) are not so happy.