Wisconsin plan to weaken public union...

Wisconsin plan to weaken public unions could help Republicans solidify power for years to come

There are 4 comments on the StarTribune story from Feb 21, 2011, titled Wisconsin plan to weaken public unions could help Republicans solidify power for years to come. In it, StarTribune reports that:

The high-stakes fight in Wisconsin over union rights is about more than pay and benefits in the public sector.

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Dr-Zaius

Since: Aug 10

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#1 Feb 21, 2011
Governor Walker has my vote for President of the United States.
Liberal Patriot

Lihue, HI

#2 Feb 21, 2011
The GOP is worried as the number of protesters increase, the national media coverage increases, and the scrutiny that comes with media coverage exposes the shaky numbers behind Walker's manufactured budget shortfall. So much so, that the GOP is busing in the corporate funded Tea Party goon squads (remember them from the health care town hall meetings a few years back) tomorrow in an attempt to stage a counter astroturf protest against Wisconsinites. Gov. Scott Walker is backed into a corner now and the national GOP knows it! All remaining credibility for Walker's position went right out the window Friday when the unions agreed to concessions on sharing the costs of health care and pension benefits. The only remaining issue involves the retention of collective bargaining rights and does not pertain to the financial considerations Walker keeps citing. Scott Walker rejected the unionís financial concession offers and has remained adamant that the unions must be destroyed.

Wisconsinites - 8 GOP State Senators Can Be Recalled Right Now; Gov. Walker Can Be Recalled In January.

If the Republicans won't come to the bargaining table, then Wisconsinites should continue to pursue peaceful and legal remedies like recall to fix the situation. IMUA!
Liberal Patriot

Lihue, HI

#3 Feb 21, 2011
Governor Walker,

Why are the Police, Fire, & State Patrol Unions exempt from the end of collective bargaining in your union busting Bill? Could it be because they supported your campaign and that those unions do not spend significant dollars annually on national campaigns for Democrats? Why did the Fiscal Bureau (Wisconsin State equivalent of the Congressional budget office) project a surplus prior to the beginning of your term? Could your unfunded business tax credits have sunk the State deep into debt? You say itís all about financial considerations and union workers sharing the costs, but when the union leadership offered to make concession on those things Friday, you rejected their offer because the unions didnít cave in on your ONLY remaining issue, removing collective bargaining. And finally Governor, are you using your failure to budget properly as an excuse to continue pushing your party's anti-union agenda? As the SEIU, AFSCME and Teacher's unions were the three remaining major campaign contributors to Democratic candidates in the top ten last election, is it a coincidence that you are ONLY targeting these unions?

Inquiring Americans would like to know!

Your story, Governor Walker, just doesn't add up!
PSD in WI

Saint Joseph, MO

#4 Feb 22, 2011
The 14 cowards that abandoned their post can be recalled right now to!
Also they had better be keeping proof that they are paying for their vacations out of their own pockets.If even one dime came from the unions or any other source than their pay they will be charged with pay for play,and kicked out of the Senate.
The best part is any bills other than the budget can be passed without them.
Here comes the concealed carry bills and castel docterin bills and many others without any imput from the dem's.
They will have no say in all of the bills passed while they are awol!WHOOT!!

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