Skip to comments.Columbus Takes Center Stage in Next Big Union Fight
Posted on 02/21/2011 8:17:49 PM PST by Nachum
The next focus of demonstrators protesting collective bargaining reforms should be Columbus, Ohio where thousands, if not tens-of-thousands, of protestors are expected to gather Tuesday and shout their views about a controversial bill that puts labor unions in the crosshairs of a determined governor intent on salvaging his state's financial situation.
The protests should look and sound much like the ones from Madison, Wisconsin that have gripped the nation in the recent days and marries an uncomfortable economic reality with political opportunity.
"It's to put our children first. It's to do the things without regard to political considerations and try to serve the public," Ohio Governor John Kasich told FOX News late Monday afternoon from the same building where demonstrators will rally Tuesday. "And if we get that done; we balance our budget--$8 billion in the hole--without a tax increase and we've cut taxes on income taxes, that's going to send a message to the rest of that country that if they can do it [in Columbus], they can do it in their state and they maybe, guess what, they might actually be able to do something like this in Washington."
While the broad pictures of Wisconsin and Ohio are similar with declarations of impending economic disaster and cures of pension and collective bargaining reform, a closer look at the proposals in both states reveal a significant difference.
The Wisconsin reforms don't cover all public employee unions. Firefighters and police officers, for example, aren't on the hook in the Badger State but all unionized state and municipal employees in Ohio are subject to the reforms proposed in Senate Bill 5, which would strip the collective bargaining rights of all public workers.
(Excerpt) Read more at politics.blogs.foxnews.com ...
Oh it’s Just Obama firing up his base...
>> “It’s to put our children first....” Ohio Governor John Kasich told FOX News
Co-opting “for the children”! Heh heh... Good job, Governor. THAT’S gonna make some ratpuke heads pop.
We need to encourage these “union” thugs to keep spending their money paying for “protesters” for these “rallies” for communism. They’ll be broke for 2012. That will put their “messiah’s” campaign in the toilet.
Stirring causes ripples to spread.
Indiana’s Law, which makes it a crime to force someone to join the Union as a condition of employment, just passed out of Committee today.
Of course, the Unionistas are going bananas over it.
Git ‘er done. It'll take the pressure off WI.
Yep - ‘bummer's homies, set to riot across the country, like he taught ‘em. They know he's with them and probably think he'll come riding to their rescue. None of them, including the head community organizer, foresaw the huge switch of states to the Republicans.
The best laid plans of mice and socialists
Is this a trick question? :)
puts labor unions in the crosshairsIndicates tone deafness to mass media's new civility promotion.
Maybe Ohio Governor John Kasich should copy liberal hero Mouamar Kadaffy and send in his Ohio National Guard jets and bomb the protesters.
In 1969 I was a Bag boy at an Alpha Beta market in N. HOllywood Calif.
14 years old and forced to join a union just to get the job.
That was horse crap then and it is crappola now.
Take your union and shove it.
Fight the unions on all fronts - Wisconsin, Ohio, Indiana, New Jersey, Tennessee, Florida and Michigan. Force the union thugs to defend multiple fronts and stretch ttheir resources to the breaking point. Cloward-Piven Ju-Jitsu!
I bet Reid, Pelosi, Obama wish they had focused harder on card-check than Obamacare. Card check would have resulted in a never-ending flow of money. Now, they are seeing their lifeline of union money being attacked at the source and unions are panicked because they have too many fires to put out.
Attack! Attack! Attack!
Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.