Skip to comments.Landslide! It looks like Waterloo in Wisconsin for government unions.
Posted on 04/09/2011 3:26:02 PM PDT by rhema
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But whereas we thought Kloppenburg had a real chance of beating Prosser, we've always been skeptical to the point of incredulity about the prospects for recalling Republican senators. That's because under Wisconsin law, an official has to have served for a year before being subject to recall. That shields both Walker and all Republican lawmakers who replaced Democrats in last year's election. As Wisconsin senators serve four-year terms, only those who survived the Democratic sweep of 2006 or 2008 can be recalled.
It only gets worse for Wisconsin Democrats. Kloppenburg's campaign implied--though in her "victory" press conference she robotically denied--that she would provide the deciding vote on the court to overturn Walker's reforms. Her defeat means that those reforms will soon take effect unless they have an actual legal defect.
One of the most important reforms is that union dues will become voluntary. State and local government will no longer take money out of their employees' paychecks and hand it over to the unions. This is likely to be the last Wisconsin election in which the Democrats have the advantage of support from organizations with the power to raise campaign funds coercively.
The unions' show of muscle in this week's election was not unimpressive, even though it was insufficient to the task at hand. Starved of the nourishment of forcibly collected dues, they may look like a 98-pound weakling by 2012.
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The whole WI scenario has made my year politically.
I love reading stuff like this...
It took the right circumstances, yes. But without a leader like Scott Walker, these things are impossible.
I agree. Bwahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha...and then some.
Kloppy right after the election kept saying how the voters decided that because she would be an ‘impartial justice in the court’ that is why ‘she won’. She kept reiterating this over and over which only raises suspicions that she is covering over that she would really be a leftist hack from the far left.
I’m a Wisconsin Tea Party supporter, I am giddy. I vote in the community where the Supreme Court votes were counted yet initially unreported to the AP . We are whooping it up now that the liberal Supreme Court justice candidate is some 7000 votes behind after declaring victory.
“The whole WI scenario has made my year politically.”
Ditto. Thank you Scott Walker and the Wisconsin conservatives!
So good, I read it thrice.
Probably a school teacher - doesn’t know the difference between “our” and “are”. :)
Must be a gifted teacher.
It seems like this is what every liberty-leaning state should do. Forget all the other issues for now. Just argue the fiscal savings of the state not spending administrative costs on, what amounts to, doing the union's work for them.
There's no doubt in my mind that every single union would be kaput in less than 5 years time. Maybe 2 or 3, even.
Don’t forget that alot of prayers were instrumental in all of this drama and outcome.
Love the cartoon! Looks like Horton from Dr. Suess.
I doubt very many will stop paying dues. All this does is stop them from being “involuntarily” deducted from the paycheck. Most of the members will be bullied into paying them “voluntariy”.
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