Friday, February 18, 2011

Falcon is prepared to "make the tough decisions necessary to manage"

The inevitable step when rights are suppressed:
[Republican] Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker has declared war on state workers, almost literally.

First, he proposed a state budget that would cut retirement and healthcare for workers like teachers and nurses, and strip away nearly all of their collective bargaining rights. But even more significantly, he announced last Friday that he had alerted the National Guard to be ready for state workers to strike or protest, an unprecedented step in modern times.

This would be the first time in nearly 80 years that the National Guard would be used to break a strike by Wisconsin workers, and the first time in over 40 years that the National Guard would be used against public workers anywhere in the country. The last time was the Memphis sanitation strike in 1968, just before Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s assassination.
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1 comment:

  1. Norm, I have been watching Wisconsin closely and it is about time that the Americans are standing up for what is right. I expect this will only escalate as I hear the crazy and aggressive Tea Partiers are coming. Watch this movement go to other states as well.
    As for what we would get from our so called leaders here in BC? Well the same as what is being delivered all over the world from any other right wingnut. Harper and Falcon would both bring in the army, police, tear gas and tasers and send those riff-raff home. They hate people don't you know.

    In Bahrain, they told CNN and the world that killing people in cold blood was justified because the demonstrators were interrupting business from opening and disrupting their economy.

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