SEIU picking pockets of families of disabled in Michigan Hot Air So lets say you have a disabled child and you live in Michigan, and you have to spend a significant amount of time caring for your disabled child because they are totally or completely incapable of taking care of themselves. You receive payments from the state's medicaid program to help cover the costs and time you spend to care for your disabled child. In the state of Michigan those disability payments qualify you now as a state employee, and as such make your disability payments subject to having union dues taken out from said payments by the SEUI. This is what you get when public employee unions run amok. The taxpayer pays the government which go to the government employees and their unions who in turn use that money to buy politicians to give them more of the taxpayer's money. Here we have the union basically becoming a direct parasite on the taxpayers themselves by attaching its union dues requirements to people who are just caring for their own disabled child. This really makes the case for why we need to disband all public unions in this country as they have become the parasite on the taxpayers just as the found fathers of the labor union movement predicted they would be. Its not often I say this but I stand with FDR and George Meany, former president of the AFL-CIO, that public employee unions simply should not exist.