As saner Republican governors see just how much heat is raining down on upon unilateral tyrant Republican Wisconsin Governor Walker they are distancing themselves from him faster than a partiers ran from the Legionnaires’ infested Playboy mansion party last week.
Read the Big Shun and Weep for the Tea Bagger who just hit his head on the reality of his failed ideas:
The AFLCIO.org reports:
“Memo to Gov. Scott Walker: Your allies are deserting you. They know something you don’t seem to: the public supports the freedom to bargain for good middle-class jobs.
Republican Florida Gov. Rick Scott:
My belief is as long as people know what they’re doing, collective bargaining is fine.
Republican Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbitt:
We’ll begin negotiations with the public-sector unions and anticipate we’ll conduct those in good faith.
Republican Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels:
I’m not sending the state police after anybody. I’m not gonna divert a single trooper from their job of protection the Indiana public. I trust that people’s consciences will bring them back to work. … For reasons I’ve explained more than once I thought there was a better time and place to have this very important and legitimate issue raised. I’ll also say I think it would have the potential — just tactically — to possibly reduce or wreck the chances for education reform and local government reform and criminal justice reform and the things we have a wonderful chance to do.”
Serial constitution violator Scott Walker is becoming the Sarah Palin of his party, but without the “charm”. He’s being ostracized and it couldn’t happen to a more deserving person. This isn’t the first time he tried to use a manufactured budget crisis to unilaterally strip collective bargaining rights away from employees. Since the state agreed to bound by a collective bargaining agreement and he is a representative of the state, he can’t unilaterally decide to take away those rights without first discussing it with the union. The government and Governor Walker is just as bound by collective bargaining agreements as the private sector.
No, this isn’t his first go around (and the state is paying out the nose for his previous failed efforts) but it might be his last. The protesters are chanting, “Recall!” for a good reason. Wisconsinites can’t count on Walker to abide by their own state agreements.
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