Saturday, February 19, 2011

teachers, nurses, state workers.. UNIONS

If you haven't read about what is going on in Wisconsin this past week-- I suggest you g@@gle it. It is simply historical and AMAZING.

The newly appointed republican Governor, Scott Walkers, introduced a bill last Friday that would bust unions. He is trying to take away all rights -- therefore bust-- unions. oh, well.. EXCEPT those of cops, fire fighters and state troopers. Because they gave him money for his election.

All in the state that was the birthplace of the largest and strongest public unions in the United States.

I am NOT a union worker, nor do I think I will ever be one... as they don't really exist in my line of work. But to put it simply, this guy is a total douche bag. No matter where your political beliefs may stand. When we were told he won the election, it felt like most of Wisconsin looked at each other with a puzzled.. WTF?.. on our faces. Only the rich voted for him... as I am SURE no one from the middle and lower classes would be stupid enough to vote this hate monger in... so, it must be true that money buys votes.

*stepping off my soapbox*

Yes.. what is going on in Wisconsin IS historical and can be used to teach our children about democracy and politics for years to come. Well, if we have teachers LEFT in Wisconsin to do the teaching.

3 comments:

Amy said...

Huh, I guess you have an opinion about this after all!

Pomegranate said...

We've been following it from down here. Your governor sounds like our exiting mayor's wet dream.

Union-hating is all the vogue, now, don't ya know? And teachers unions are the antichrist. It makes much more sense, after all, to have politicians and corporate types making decisions about education then say, for example, educators.

C.I.W. said...

oh yes, Amy-- I have LOTS of opinions about it-- but facebook is not my favorite place to voice political rants. Except when it comes to gay rights-- because no one will fight me on that. LOL

P - this whole thing is getting crazier by the moment... honestly.