Thursday, February 17, 2011

Wisconsin: Balancing The Budget On The Backs Of Public Employees

Any time Republans take power, they slur and attack public employees. State and city employees are the personification of the government, and by Republan definition, government is bad. Wisconsin's new Republan governor Scott Walker is no different from the rest of them, and so his latest budget would "strip public employees of most collective bargaining rights." The threat is so deplorable that even Obama has noticed.

They taught me in high school that Calvin Coolidge (what a role model! [/snark]) said it was unlawful to strike against the public interest. But they also taught me that the Thirteenth and Fourteenth Amendments to our Constitution abolished slavery. A workforce with its right to strike severely curtailed is a workforce effectively in slavery to its employers. I hope the great State of Wisconsin pays a dear price for its attempt to enslave public employees.

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