So…if I understand this right, basically what Gov. Walker and his Wisconsin legislature did was to “undo” legislation passed by the Democrat legislature of 3-4 years ago. That legislation gave the public worker’s unions the rights that are now taken away. Funny…I don’t seem to remember the Republicans acting like what I’m seeing now. so now, if things don’t go your way, it’s okay to protest and get violent. Somehow, I just don’t get it. So, read on…
WISCONSIN GOES NUCLEAR – From John Hayward, Editor of “Human Events,” comes the following column…
“As everyone knows by now, the Democrats of the Wisconsin Senate fled their state over two weeks ago, in order to preserve the lavish benefits and collective bargaining privileges of the public unions they represent. The reason they chose this tactic is that Governor Scott Walker’s restrictions on collective bargaining were part of a budget bill, and Wisconsin requires three-fifths of the Senate to be present in order to establish a quorum for certain types of fiscal legislation.
“Governor Walker tried everything possible to entice the fugitive Democrats back to their posts, ranging from attempts to make a deal, to the threat of dispatching law enforcement to bring them back. The Democrats were utterly intransigent. The Governor always had an option to break the stalemate, and on Wednesday night, he finally took it. By removing certain fiscal legislation from the budget repair bill, Republicans were able to pass it without a three-fifths quorum.
“As Governor Walker repeats in a Wall Street Journal piece written for Thursday morning, his objective has always been to resolve his state’s $3.6 billion budget deficit without “massive layoffs or increases in property taxes.” If the Democrats’ quorum-busting tactics were allowed to prevail, they would surely have repeated the maneuver to prevent any “massive layoffs” against the unions they represent. This would leave no alternative but huge tax increases. The people of Wisconsin voted for Republicans who promised not to increase taxes. The end result would be taxation without representation. Any Wisconsin taxpayer foolish enough to support the Democrats should think long and hard about that.
“The fugitive Democrats can finally check out of their motels and come on home. I hope they remember to pack their cameras. There should be lots of peaceful, civil, enlightened discourse to photograph in Madison when they arrive.
— John Hayward (http://is.gd/M8HsxS )
Here are other columns writing about the “Peace & Love in Wisconsin”…
“Peace & Love”… http://is.gd/siB3YR
Civility…with death threats…http://is.gd/G6NAQQ
“Clogging the Wisconsin Capitol grounds and screaming angry chants, tens of thousands of undaunted pro-labor protesters descended on Madison again Saturday and vowed to focus on future elections now that contentious cuts to public worker union rights have become law.” Read on for more…http://is.gd/uNtHSB