In a bold move "Republican state senators in Wisconsin have successfully pushed through a provision stripping public employees of their collective bargaining rights by separating it from Gov. Scott Walker’s controversial budget bill." The Blaze By separating it from the budget bill, it didn't require any Democrats to be present as did with the budget bill. Genious, pure genious! It's almost as genious as my idea. One of the Republicans should've pulled an Arlen Specter and switch parties so the budget bill could be voted on.
I am very impressed with Gov. Walker and not backing down and sticking to his guns! I started to lose respect for him earlier today because I heard on the radio that there was some talk of him giving in to some concessions with the Unions, but it may have all been a ploy to pass the stripping of the collective bargaining rights in a separate bill.
Of course the Senate Democrats are up in arms about it and came out with this statement: "In thirty minutes, 18 State Senators undid fifty years of civil rights in Wisconsin. Their disrespect for the people of Wisconsin and their rights is an outrage that will never be forgotten. Tonight, 18 Senate Republicans conspired to take government away from the people. Tomorrow we will join the people of Wisconsin in taking back their government." The Blaze
Keep in mind it's the Democrats fault it came to this in the first place! If they didn't run away like a dog with its tail between its leg at least they could've said they tried and will continue to try to protect their precious union buddies. Also, I think the Dems would've done the exact same thing, if not something more sneaky, if the roles were reversed.
Stripping of bargaining rights of unions is starting to spread as well. Idaho lawmakers just recently approved a bill restricting the teachers union. The Blaze
I think we are seeing the beginning of the end of unions in America.