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Wisconsin Governor Signs Anti-Union Bill

March 11, 2011Comments are closed.


Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker has officially signed an anti-union bill into law, according to the Huffington Post.

This new law will prevent public employees from collectively bargaining for wage increases “beyond the rate of inflation unless approved by referendum. It also requires public workers to pay more toward their pensions and double their health insurance contribution, a combination equivalent to an 8 percent pay cut for the average worker.”

Walker has repeatedly argued that collective bargaining is a budget issue, because his proposed changes would give local governments the flexibility to confront the budget cuts needed to close the state’s $3.6 billion deficit. He has said without the changes, he may have needed to lay off 1,500 state workers and make other cuts to balance the budget.

This problem has nothing to do with unions and collective bargaining, but instead has everything to do with how our government mismanages money. It all boils down to greed. No one wants to give up a piece of their pie, so they steal pie from those who are less powerful and unable to protect their little slice.

You can see these power trips in just about every business. You have the guy(s) at the top making the big bucks and the  pennies just trickle down to all the people who work hard day in and day out.

Does it really make logical sense to blame a $137 million dollar budget crisis in Wisconsin on teachers? Look in the mirror big wigs. You’re the ones really profiting from this mess.

Does it really make sense to cut the education budget? Absolutely not. The future of America depends entirely upon how well educated these children are and cutting education isn’t going to help matters. If you haven’t noticed, a lot of these schools are already in dire straits.

It’s this type of news that really makes me concerned for America’s future.

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