My home state of Wisconsin is finally taking it to the State employee Unions. As of the many states that have been in the red for the last 10 years, Walker got elected to sort out the budget. One month in he's laid out a plan that hampers the Union's hold on the state. Walkers plan calls for union works to pay 5.8% of their Pension, 12% of their health care costs and gets rid of their bargaining rights. They will have to pay their union dues out of pocket instead of having it deducted, their pay increases will be tied to inflation and will have to have a local referendum to increase their pay.
Walker is the first Governor to finally have the guts to stand up to the Unions that have controlled the state for the last 40+ years and to help reduce or eliminate a 3.6 BILLION dollar shortfall that it has projected for the next 3 years. The measures he's purposed will save the state 30 Million by July and 300 Million over the next 2.
Whats the kicker is that He is being compared to Mubarak, even though he has only been in office for 30 days, not 30 years, and hasn't done anything oppressive. It just shows the complete and utter lack of clarity by the liberal idiots that run the unions and are members of the unions. These so called "teachers" have been protesting outside the Capital Building in Madison for the last two days and going into a third today have shut down schools, 40% of Madison School district schools teachers called in "sick" yesterday and they had to close down the schools. Some "teachers" made use of their time and dragged their students with them to Madison to carry signs for them. As a parent I would be extremely pissed if my kids had been dragged without permission to this event. Thankfully the School districts have stated that anyone without a doctor's excuse will receive disciplinary action, Milwaukee schools have said the same and haven't backed down when the Milwaukee Teachers' Union leader came out and encouraged teachers to go to Madison. Honestly I hope there is a dramatic FIRING of teachers for leaving the students they supposedly care for to go protest, particularly the ones that took their students with them.
I hope that this measure provides the inspiration for other States to pull similar measures and help regain some sanity to the school systems and bring the power back to the tax PAYERS and not leave it in the hands of the tax Payees.
Malkin has a great 3 part story on this
and this guy is a great read on it too
and a link to the video that the blogger mentions