kpete Donating Member (1000+ posts) Journal Click to send private message to this author Click to view this author's profile Click to add this author to your buddy list Click to add this author to your Ignore list Donate to DU! Fri Feb-18-11 08:23 PM
Tea Party to rally for Wisconsin anti-union bill Updated at 10:46 PM
Edited on Fri Feb-18-11 08:24 PM by kpete
Tea Party to rally for Wisconsin anti-union bill
'Meeting fire with fire' after moves by Democrats block Republican vote
MADISON, Wis. ó With Republican state lawmakers stymied over plans to pass an anti-union bill, and Gov. Scott Walker saying he would not compromise, Tea Party activists joined in the controversy by organizing a rally Saturday in support of the legislation.
Drew Ryun, president of American Majority Action, one of the conservative groups planning the demonstration, said organizers were "meeting fire with fire."
"We have buses coming in from all over the state," Ryun said of what was dubbed the "I Stand With Scott Walker" rally. "We see this as the opening salvo of the 2012 election season. The Tea Party movement facing off against the unions. And we like the odds."
Walker on Friday ruled out a compromise proposed by a key union to retain collective bargaining rights in exchange for public workers accepting benefit cuts.
Read more: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/41664858/ns/us_news-life
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