Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Politics just got more interesting...

The Wall Street Journal's article on the Wisconsin bill to restrict union bargaining noted:
the National Republican Trust, a political-action committee, has created a one-minute ad that will begin airing across Wisconsin Thursday, said Scott Wheeler, executive director of the organization. The spot shows union protesters gathered in Madison, the capital, as a narrator says: "Our economy is suffering. Most of us are doing with less, and some are doing without. So why are government employees' unions demanding more?"Mr. Wheeler said the trust had bought 180 spots and that the ad would run on both network television and cable.
The last paragraph of the article mentions that the unions AREN'T asking for more:
Mr. Walker's budget bill seeks to address a projected $3.6 billion shortfall by asking public employees to pick up more than $300 million in their pension and health-care costs. The unions have agreed to the cuts but have refused to accept restrictions on their ability to bargain collectively. That sticking point has kept 14 Democrat senators from returning to Madison.
There's no doubt that a recall election is a sure thing now. I'd love to see Walker impeached. Of course, Wisconsin's Lieutenant Governor Rebecca Kleefisch isn't any better. She ended up apologising last year for her remarks that Wisconsin can'tjust be handing out money to anyone. This is a slippery slope. In addition to that, at what point are we going to OK marrying inanimate objects? Can I marry this table, or this, you know, clock? Can we marry dogs? This is ridiculous.

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