Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Governor Patsy doesn't want to hear it! (Publicus Proventus)

Today, over 300 people registered to speak to the Wisconsin Joint Finance Committee, while protesters began to gather for a series of protests about Governor Patsy's move to take away most collective bargaining rights from unionized state government workers.

The official response? Let's listen to them less -- as the Joint Finance Committee reduced the amount of time each registrant was allowed to talk from 3 minutes down to 2 minutes.

It seems that Governor Patsy's decision to try to divide and conquer unions by letting police and fire unions continue to exist didn't work -- as reports were that firefighters were going to join the protests.

Not that it'll matter; if Governor Patsy cared what unions thought, or if the public cared about this at all, he wouldn't have gotten away with paying off a Democrat to vote against the contracts Doyle negotiated last year.

At this point, if you're a government worker in Wisconsin, your best bet for continued state-level employment is to go back in time, become wealthy, and contribute to Walker's campaign.

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