I never thought I would ever say that, not being much of a football fan. But they are standing up for our rights as workers and citizens of this state, and for that I respect them deeply.
From the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: http://www.jsonline.com/news/milwaukee/116231984.html
I’m proud of my state senator for the stance she is taking, and I hope, for the sake of my family and thousands of other families, and for public education in this state, that she and her colleagues continue to stand strong and the governor sees reason and is willing to negotiate and compromise.
Everyone around the country is struggling these days, but relatively speaking, things have not been too bad in Wisconsin. The new governor created a deficit during his first days in office, which is he now using as an excuse for his so-called budget repair bill. This bill amounts to nothing less than an attack on the hardworking middle class families of this state, and it is a test case for similar anti-union, anti-worker policies across the country. The new governor has turned away many opportunities to create new jobs in this state and he has passed tax expenditure bills that benefit only the select elite. Now he is shifting the blame for Wisconsin’s economic situation to public sector workers, and many of my friends and family will be casualties of his madness.