The vote ended three straight days of punishing debate in the Assembly. But the political standoff over the bill – and the monumental protests at the state Capitol against it – appear far from over.
Governor Walker and the Republicans in both chambers are willing to make the hard choices that the taxpayers deserve and the majority want. They are only doing what they were elected to do. If the Democrats knew what was in their best interest of having any reelection hopes they would find their way back to Wisconsin and vote.
We the People that pay taxes in this country are rejoicing that Wisconsin tax payers don't have to reach into their pockets to pay off the unions for voting for the Democratic Party. Republicans and conservatives need to get on the phone or email their governors TODAY. If we are to put our economic ship back on course we need to get all the states to rain in their spending and taxing. Tell them that you and the TEA Party will back the governors if they rain in the union monapoly.
The unions and left-wing are organizing. The Democratic Party better tell these unions and protesters to keep it peaceful. We don't need any more Democrats telling an inflammed group to get "bloody". We are watching you. Now get back to work and do the job we hired you to do. And you better do it well or we will fire them.
Have fun protesting and voicing your freedom to speak. But don't swear in front of children. Don't use the children to threaten the tax payers. You know how they tell us that they can't teach unless we give them raises? The unions and Democratic Party have treated the tax payers and businesses like crap. We pay your bills. And if the unions think that they can play power games then they will find out that their are 20 people out there that would gladely take their jobs. The unions are going to find out that we the tax payers are their bosses. Now it's high time they start treating us like their boss instead of their golden goose.
It still baffles me how the conversation remains dishonest, and the media allows it. This entire debacle is about GOVERNMENT WORKERS – not THE WORKING MAN. These two couldn’t be further from each other. The working man produces much more than it costs to allow him to produce; the government worker produces NOTHING, and costs his fellow citizens a fortune. And, for what reason, really? Anybody?
This government worker crap is one of the biggest shams ever perpetrated on, unfortunately, a very unwitting public. It’s long, long overdue that unions are slapped around a bit so they understand who pays the bills around these parts.
I'd love to see President Obama keep his promis to this one. It was 2007, and then-Sen. Barack Obama was on the campaign trail in South Carolina trying to drum up support for his presidential platform. During a stump speech he made an interesting promise: should union collective bargaining privileges be threatened (such as they are in Wisconsin), he would “walk on that picket line”:
Here is how Scott (my hero) Walker got elected in progressiveville Wisconsin.“And understand this: If American workers are being denied their right to organize and collectively bargain when I’m in the White House, I’ll put on a comfortable pair of shoes myself, I’ll walk on that picket line with you as President of the United States of America. Because workers deserve toknow that somebody is standing in their corner.”
Plain speaking Scott was a hit and people noticed something different about this candidate. But did a Republican REALLY give back hundreds of thousands of dollars in salary when he was a County Exec? Yes he did.
Perhaps the ad that clinched it for Scott Walker was also the commercial that featured President Obama and earned kudos from CNN: