Skip to comments.Court upholds Walker's union limits law in Wis.
Posted on 01/18/2013 12:14:25 PM PST by READINABLUESTATE
MADISON, Wis. (AP) A federal appeals court has upheld Gov. Scott Walker's contentious law stripping most public workers of nearly all of their collective bargaining rights.
Walker court victory!
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This. Is. Awesome!
Union thugs will most likely trash the state capitol again.
This is wonderful news!
” stripping most public workers of nearly all of their collective bargaining rights.”
They keep saying that and it isn’t true.
He evened the playing field instead.
Not much bias in that lede, is there? Sarc/off
Hurrah for a lawful judge! They are getting rare...
Good time to release it too, just before a three day public employee holiday which means at least half took today off too and the rest are sitting around talking about the upcoming ordination coming on monday.
Collective bargaining is not a right, it is a privilege given to these whiny and serial malcontents by the state legislature. This privilege can be removed at any time....as this court case makes clear.
Screw the unions.
It’s nice when a court rules for capitalism and individual liberty instead of communism. It’s as if, at least here, we are headed in the right direction.
“Union thugs will most likely trash the state capitol again.”
Unlikely. They hired a new Capitol City Police Chief and the guy kicks ass and takes names!
Typical “progressive” agenda reporting from AP.
A federal appeals court has upheld Gov. Scott Walker's contentious law...
By the way, notice how its only Republican-passed laws that are "contentious"? The scumbag Associated Press would never call a Democrat-passed law - - for example, a "gun control" law - - "contentious", now would they?
AND they thwarted the loon with the four molotov cocktails the night of the Governor’s speech. I feel confident we Taxpayers won’t be soaked for another nightmare like that 18 month period of ‘occupation’ on the Square.
I hope so, anyway!
I thought I could hear a distant, collective screech of defeat from the North (I’m in Texas.)
For decades the politicians have met in smoke-filled back rooms with union pinky rings and, with a wink and a nod, offered to give the rank-and-file lavish pension plans and lifetime retirement bennies IN LIEU OF big pay raises that would have to be paid for out of CURRENT budgets, and that might require tax hikes. But, see, lavish pension plans and lifetime retirement bennies, well... they get paid for out of FUTURE budgets - - decades in the future.
That is, the politicians buy their votes today with the taxpayer money of tomorrow. They just kick the can down the road and let future politicians and future taxpayers deal with the inevitable financial calamity that comes to bear in 20 or 30 years. "That'll be their problem, (shrug)", has been the unspoken understanding of the slimy politicians and their pinky ring union collaborators. Meanwhile, current taxpayers can shrug because, hey... their taxes didn't go up this year.
This is this kind of corrupt "negotiating" that politicians can get away with because, unlike in the private sector, they get to "negotiate" with other people's money. There is no "bottom line" or "profit and loss" statement, and no annual report to stockholders to worry about. No, when politicians "negotiate" with government employee unions, it's like the foxes negotiating with the coyotes over how to divide up the chickens in the hen house.
Anyway, in many states and cities, 20 or 30 years have come and gone. Now what?
Thank God for Scott Walker and a few other governors who have had the guts to put their foot on the can and kick it right back where it came from.
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