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Opponents of Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker’s budget repair bill, including C.J. Terrell demonstrate outside the senate parlor at the Wisconsin State Capitol Building as legislators inside voted to move forward on an amended version of the controversial bill Wednesday, March 9, 2011. The new bill removes the fiscal elements from the bill and strips public employees of collective bargaining rights. (AP Photo/Wisconsin State Journal, John Hart)
March 10, 2011 – Well It looks like those union goons have lost their battle in Wisconsin. I would not be a bit surprised if we start hearing reports of violence coming from the union thugs after losing most of their collective bargaining rights.
Governor Walker and the Republicans stood their ground and did the right thing by passing the bill. Democrats ran away like the cowards they are, and now they will return defeated.
Reported from the Milwaukee-Wisconsin Journal Sentinel – The Senate, without Democrats present, abruptly voted Wednesday to eliminate almost all collective bargaining for most public workers.
The bill, which has sparked unprecedented protests and drawn international attention, now heads to the Assembly, which is to take it up at 11 a.m. Thursday. The Assembly, which like the Senate is controlled by Republicans, passed an almost identical version of the bill Feb. 25.
The new version passed the Senate 18-1 Wednesday night, with Sen. Dale Schultz (R-Richland Center) casting the no vote. There was no debate.
Late Wednesday, a committee stripped fiscal elements from the bill that they said allowed them to pass it with a simple majority present. The most controversial parts of the bill remain intact.
Walker made this statement-
“The Senate Democrats have had three weeks to debate this bill and were offered repeated opportunities to come home, which they refused,” Walker said. “In order to move the state forward, I applaud the Legislature’s action today to stand up to the status quo and take a step in the right direction to balance the budget and reform government.”
Fitzgerald said Republicans were forced to act because of the boycott by Democrats.
“The people of Wisconsin elected us to do a job,” his statement said. “They elected us to stand up to the broken status quo, stop the constant expansion of government, balance the budget, create jobs and improve the economy. The longer the Democrats keep up this childish stunt, the longer the majority can’t act on our agenda.”
February 22, 2011 - In the National Assessment of Educational Progress tests administered by the U.S. Department of Education in 2009—the latest year available—only 32 percent of Wisconsin public-school eighth graders earned a “proficient” rating while another 2 percent earned an “advanced” rating. The other 66 percent of Wisconsin public-school eighth graders earned ratings below “proficient,” including 44 percent who earned a rating of “basic” and 22 percent who earned a rating of “below basic.”
Now here is an interesting video that might shed some light on the union goon protest going on in Wisconsin. These are the folks teaching your children. These are the same teachers that use fake doctors excuses to get paid for their illegal walk out.
February 17, 2011 - Can you just imagine the media frenzy if the above poster was found at a Tea Party rally? Where is the media outrage?
The Wisconsin union protesters were at the top of the news today across the country. They learned today, that eventually there is no one left to take money from to support their bloated unions. I hope that Governor Scott Walker stands his ground against the union thugs.
Walker said Democrats could still offer amendments to change the bill, but he vowed not to concede on his plan to end most collective bargaining rights.
With 19 seats, Republicans hold a majority in the 33-member Senate, but they are one vote short of the number needed to conduct business. So the GOP needs at least one Democrat to be present before any voting can take place. Once the measure is brought to the floor, it needs 17 votes to pass.
Of course 13 Democrats ran away with their tails between their legs today in an effort to stall the vote.
I love the fact that Wisconsin voted Scott Walker in. Now they are learning that there are consequences to voting choices. The time has come for government unions to go away. Tax payers are sick of this bunch taking more and more until now, in Wisconsin, there is nothing left to take. Obama supports the actions of the Wisconsin unions, all the while kissing union ass as pay back for their support during his campaign.
Remember the Tea Party Rallies? Remember how clean they left the grounds when the rally was over? Look how this bunch of union thugs, and teachers left their protest today.
This is the difference between conservatives and liberals – Conservatives take care of themselves and clean up their own mess – Liberals look for government to take care of them and leave their garbage for someone else to clean up.
Photographs courtesy of Althouse.blogspot.com 'http://althouse.blogspot.com/2011/02/how-much-respect-did-demonstrators-show.html'