In Wisconsin, Gov. Walker, then candidate Walker campaigned on the platform of cutting state spending. He specifically said he would deal with the state employee pay and benefit crisis by proposing greater financial participation on the part of state workers in their benefits and by ending collective bargaining for state employees.
He included this in his platform after watching previous Democrat administrations in his state ignore the looming fiscal crisis and use stimulus funds to balance the general budget. They also rammed through tax increase legislation in less than 36 hours, that totaled more than a billion dollars. The Republican minority opposition stood together and voted against these measures.
Walker took his case to the people and in the historic election of 2010, won the governorship and a majority of both houses.
Now that he is making good on his promises and doing the job the previous administrations refused to do, those Democrats who held onto their office are standing strong in opposition….Oh wait…no…they snuck out of the state and are in hiding, refusing to allow the duly elected govonor and Republican majority exercise the will of the voters who put them in office.
By way of comparison, the Republican minority in the the U.S. Congress, who opposed ObamaCare stayed in town and voted no, vowing to fight again another day.
Putting aside the contents of the legislation, these anti-democratic acts of protests by these legislators is demonstrating the true underlying reason why liberals and the Democratic party are in decline. They cannot compete honestly in the arena of ideas and therefore have to use trickery, lies and usurpation of democratic processes to advance their agenda’s
I don’t think for a minute that all liberals and all Democrats want to overthrow the democratic republic of these United States. I just think many of them are so greedy for wealth and power that they will stop at nothing to obtain it.