Workers in the streets protesting, some carrying stupid signs (just like the Tea Party) is somehow un-American.
But, it's OK if you're protesting in favor of corporate profits? Hey, I don't have anything against the lifestyles of the rich and famous. I could get used to it. I do have a problem with subsidising them (or me) by milking the poor and unknown.
Yeah, over the weekend, the unions blinked, as well they should. When compared to anything reasonable, the public employees get way too much in benefits. They know it, so they caved in on the budgetary items. It will still hurt relatively low wage earners. And, we know this isn't about the budget. If it was, the Governor wouldn't have PUT THEM IN A DEFICIT by creating one with corporate Tax Cuts.
excerpt from Associated Press article 2/1/2011
For his first month in office, though, Walker's been focused on spending money through tax cuts. Two tax cuts he's already signed — along with one that's passed the Assembly — would add about $117 million to the state's budget problem over the next two years
So....this is the republican agenda on both state and national levels. Give massive tax cuts that benefit corporations and the rich, then off-set the tax cuts by hammering those on the bottom of the income ladder.
Walker's arguments appear sound on the surface, until he comes to the union busting, which is all that's left since the unions capitulated. The rest is just .........
! it is clear, Walker is cowtowing , not to the people who voted for him, but the people who bankrolled his candidacy......just like they're doing in Washington!
Republican Governors are salivating to do the same elsewhere. Keep taking from that sector already suffering the most and the streets all over the country will be full of Americans excersizing their right of protest. The question is whether 14 principled democrats can inspire the rest of their spineless cohorts to stand up and stop the spread of this poisonous right wing conservative takeover before it becomes epidemic.
Men become accustomed to poison by degrees.