Thursday, March 10, 2011

Wisconsin getting it right.

Remember back when Harry Reid needed 60 votes in the Senate to allow the vote on health care reform to continue, and he brokered the "Louisiana Purchase" and "Cornhusker Kickback" to get the last 2 votes (one for LA, one from NE) to go ahead? THEN remember once the bill was ready to be voted on and he changed the rules from 60 to pass, to just simple majority as "a budgetary measure"? Looks like the tables have turned on the Democrats... Wisconsin's Republican majority just gave the finger to the Democrats who left the state because they know they were on the losing end of an upcoming vote.

Even better though, is that now, the working, tax-paying, Republicans of that state, will no longer be funding the Democratic party by having state/public employee unions diverting funds to the Democrats, taken from all taxpayers, Republicans included.

The stakes are high for labor because more than a third of U.S. public employees such as teachers, police and civil service workers belong to unions while only 6.9 percent of private sector workers are unionized. Unions are the biggest single source of funding for the Democratic party.
All I have to say is it's about damn time.

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