Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Wisconsin Recall

I'm calling the election.  I'm saying that the Democrats will retake the senate in Wisconsin.  You heard it here first!

And for the record, I'm not a fan of the recall effort or the Democratic Party.  I am however a fan of collective bargaining.  And just so you know, just because the Dems won tonight doesn't mean that they will be able to restore the collective bargaining rights that were stripped by Governor Walker.  That's like 30 million dollars (or more) to maybe possibly restore rights that were won decades ago.  You'd like to think that 30 mil could by more than that.  Just sayin.

Update: Looks like I was wrong http://twitter.com/#!/sistertoldjah/status/101149291518767104

1 comment:

  1. Yay well said. The worst part about it is that WI was on the verge of a general strike and then stepped back to take the compromise position of pursuing a recall election effort that, even if successful, will not restore collective bargaining. That decision is indicative of one of the fundamental weaknesses of liberal democracy: the constant deference to elected representatives. Rather than engaging in genuine resistance and saying "unless we have the right to collectively bargain we will prevent the system from functioning". They said "lets devote $30 million toward electing three more Democrats in order to control one house of the WI Legislature to try to prevent things from getting worse than it is."