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What The Wisconsin Fight Is About

Saturday, March 12th, 2011

Wanted to post this previously, but I didn’t have the time. Now that it’s passed, I feel it’s even more important that this part of the story gets told.

This fight isn’t just about the unions. It’s about how politics are funded in the country. You couldn’t come up with a better way to destroy the ability of working class people in America to be represented than to have a Supreme Court packed with Republican judicial activists open the doors to unlimited, unregulated corporate political donations and then allow Republican politicians to systematically dismantle public unions state by state, using public employees as scapegoats for their budget crises.

If anyone thought this sounded a little like Glenn Beck on the paranoia scale, Wisconsin Senate Majority Laeader Scott Fitzgerald basically confirmed it, saying last week, “if we win this battle, and the money is not there under the auspices of the unions, certainly what you’re going to find is President Obama is going to have a much difficult, much more difficult time getting elected and winning the state of Wisconsin.”