Thursday, June 7, 2012

Wisconsin and California elections - President Obama should be concerned

Excerpt: June 5th, 2012, may be the day that put fear in the hearts of President Obama and his re-election team. On that day, the silent majority spoke. 

For the last year or so, Wisconsin has been at the forefront of the battle between Big Labor, reeling from Governor Walker’s austerity measures, and Walker’s conservative base. From the day he took office, he set about balancing the state’s budget and passing laws to create jobs. Public employee unions lost their power to intimidate politicians and demand salaries and benefits far above those in the private sector. The unions also lost the power to force individuals to join the union, and, as a result, the public employees unions lost a significant portion of their membership. 

So incensed were the unions about Walker’s clampdown, that they initiated a recall drive to force him out of office. Only two other times in the history of our country has a sitting Governor been recalled, and their recalls were based on official misconduct. They did not survive. Walker and his Lt. Governor not only survived the recall, but did so by a seven percent margin in a “Blue” state. 

Read my article here.

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