Four Possible Endgames in WisconsinWill the massive labor protests in Madison end with a union victory, Republican trickery, or a stalemate?
— By Andy Kroll
HERE'S A GREAT COMMENT FROM THE LINK:
I wish you had addressed some of the other scary aspects of Walker's 'budget repair' bill, like the way he wants to give political appointees the authority to sell state-owned power plants without competitive bidding and without legislative oversight or how he wants to give bureaucrats (again, political appointees, aka cronies) the authority to change medicaid without legislative oversight. Yes, the union stuff in the bill is hideous but there is much more at stake here than union wages. And this: the bill will change the decades long practice of having state agencies headed by career professionals in the relevant fields and allow political cronies to have the job. The state will be run by guys like the clown George W. appointed to run FEMA . . . remember, when Katrina struck New Orleans, the guy in charge had been running an Arabian Horseowners ASsociation before running the FEderal Emergency Management agency. . . until 'Brownie' (Georgie's nickname for the clown), the head of FEMA had always been an emergency management professional. Walker's bill will wipe out professionalism in state government and this plays into the Koch's agenda of starving the beast of government. It is all so sickening it is hard to know where to start. I think Walker used the collective bargaining thing as a red herring to distract from the other ugly shit he wants to do.
***Wisconsin Senate Democratic Leader Mark Miller said the president's voice will not be decisive in the showdown. "Really, the people of our state, and the people of our country have been able to find their own voice in this battle," he said. "The voices of the people are the voices the governor needs to listen to."
I agree!! The progressive voice in this country, were generally aware of No'Bama's stance on collective bargaining. It's pretty much a clear cut issue with me, that No'Bama, should of been there with the protesters. But he wasn't. He cannot treat this situation the same, as in the recent uprising in Egypt.
This, as well as other actions that No'Bama has taken, is the perfect example of this man's utter cowardness. Unions and it's collective bargaining, are "rock solid political beliefs" of the progressive movement.
I'm glad that the protesters generally, are not dragging O'Bama into this. The number of protesters are increasing. Therefore, it should send a clear cut message to congress, that these are progressive issues, and they will NOT, take any prisoners, including No'Bama. No'Bama had all the time in the world, to jump on the bandwagon, and he didn't. A little "window dressing" from No'Bama in the beginning, doesn't mean "jack shit."
...and the unions know this!!
I think this is wonderful. Primarily, because the protesters are drawing a line in the sand, both on the state and federal level.
A perfect opportunity, for No'Bama, to earn his PHD!!
...I'm tired of watching my veins stick out of my arms, everytime I see this useless coward!!