What the hell is going on in Wisconsin, huh?
Democratic Senators fleeing the state en masse, 40,000 people, as of Friday, taking to the streets to protest, and the tea party shipping in good conservative souls from all points to counter.
It almost sounds like the Middle East, with one glaring exception: we have the constitutional right to gather and make our voices heard without repercussions.
Apparently some of the protestors have signs decreeing non-violence. Let’s hope it sticks.
Because the fact is, these public employees have a just cause that goes well beyond the land of cheddar.
Straight and simple, the budget cuts the state is trying to vote on, which would cut health and pension benefits, are not the core issue.
Included in the vote is something that is very important to anyone currently holding, or hoping someday to again hold, a job. Let’s cut the bullshit and call it what it is:
Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker is union busting.
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