- Politics and Social Issues
Wisconsin - The Recall Effort
The fact is four Midwestern states have had the right to collective bargaining challenged. The progressives are being battered by big money! When our wonderful Supreme Court recently decided that Corporations have the right to unlimited financial support of any candidate, the average working stiff just shrank in size politically. The GOP has Karl Rove to tap the billionaires for bucks to support conservative causes, but the Unions remain one of the last large sources of funding for the progressive movement. Without Unions the money is provided by FAT cats to back the super rich and their causes.
Only two lawmakers have ever been removed from office through recall in Wisconsin, but recall efforts are now moving forward against eight Democrats and eight Republicans.
Committees have 60 days to collect signatures from eligible voters equal to 25 percent of the total number of ballots cast in the last gubernatorial race from that district.
So far, Democrats seem to have the edge. In the recall campaigns, the unions appear to have gathered more signatures on petitions to recall the Republicans who passed the budget bill than the Tea Party has collected to recall Democratic lawmakers who fled the state in an attempt to bring the legislature to a halt.
I am shocked that anyone would simply view this as teachers not going to work or the Democrats not attending congress instead of what it really is, is an attempt to usurp the power of those Unions. In the old America we stood by those Americans defending their right to collective bargaining. Today it seems we got drunk on the Tea Party Poison and many support the suppressors of Freedom. But Wisconsin has had enough! We should be standing behind the rights of individuals to have the power of collective bargaining. Many of the things we take for granted today are a result of collective bargaining. It is time we get off the pill fed by the fanatic right and remember the people like ourselves that are fighting for their liberty.
- Tea Baggers - Taking us to the Dark Ages in Wisconsin
Oh I wish my brother were still here. He could always make me laugh and I am sure he would have some hilarious comments about the Tea Baggers. I might even be laughing until tears came. He passed away in June...