Thursday, March 10, 2011

Congratulations to Governor Walker

Dan has been doing a great job of covering the claptrap as I like to call it outside the Madison capitol building with the union protesters going after Governor Walker. Dan will likely comment on this with a much deeper understanding but I wanted to say congratulations to Walker for just moving ahead without the Democratic lawmakers who fled the state rather than negotiate and passed the bill stripping collective bargaining unilaterally. It is sad that it had to come to this but after weeks on the run to avoid bargaining and negotiating it can't be a surprise for them that he played his own trump card and now they can just stay out of the state indefinitely. From this article:

“Taking on the status quo is no easy task,” he concludes. “Each day, there are protesters in and around our state Capitol. They have every right to be heard. But their voices cannot drown out the voices of the countless taxpayers who want us to balance our budgets and, more importantly, to make government work for each of them.”

6 comments:

Sk8 said...

Ballgame passes Althouse!

Gerry from Valpo said...

It's good to see Walker stand his ground. He's playing the college stooges, bussed-in Chicago rent-a-mobs and Wisco democrats for the union sheep they are.

Bust them unions. Fuckem'.

Terry from Crown Point said...

With hope, Indiana's next.

Carl from Chicago said...

I think Indiana did this a while ago...

Terry from Crown Point said...

My local paper has been showing pictures of union thugs protesting @ the statehouse in Indy. The story is not getting quite the coverage Madison's is. Our dems are staying @ a Comfort Inn in Urbana, IL. Funny how they all run to IL.

Carl from Chicago said...

Terry sorry you are right. Indiana already booted out public sector unions and now they want to make everything a right to work state saying that they can't make you join a union as a condition of employment.