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    Re: Wisconsin Supreme Court Upholds Anti-Union Bill

    Quote Originally Posted by shintao View Post
    The only power you have is what government gives you.
    Gosh I'm glad I live in America. the only power government has is what I give it.
    If we must have an enemy at the head of Government, let it be one whom we can oppose, and for whom we are not responsible, who will not involve our party in the disgrace of his foolish and bad measures.
    - Alexander Hamilton. Spiritual father of #NeverTrump

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    Re: Wisconsin Supreme Court Upholds Anti-Union Bill


    New Jersey's Democratic-led Legislature gave final approval on Thursday to a plan that would force public workers to pay more for benefits -- a signature issue for Republican Governor Chris Christie.

    The bill, which was bitterly opposed by public-sector unions, would raise the retirement age and increase employee contributions to their pension and healthcare plans, reducing the state's burden by potentially tens of billions of dollars.

    "We are putting the people first and daring to touch the third rail of politics in order to bring reform to an unsustainable system," Christie said in a statement.

    He said pension reform would save New Jersey taxpayers more than $120 billion over the next 30 years, while reform of the state health benefits system will save an additional $3.1 billion over the next decade.

    New Jersey's Senate passed the measure earlier this week. The state Assembly approved it late on Thursday by a vote of 46 to 32. Christie could sign the bill into law as early as Friday.

    But the head of New Jersey's teachers' union said the bill "diminishes collective bargaining for public employees and reduces pensions for current and future retirees."

    Sherryl Gordon, a leader of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, said passage of the bill was "a sad day for New Jersey's working families."
    KWGS: New Jersey assembly passes worker benefits overhaul (2011-06-23)

    all across the country, inside the beltway excluded, governors and mayors and managers from both parties are finding SOLUTIONS

    and where these difficult yet irresistable steps are taken economic conditions are bound to improve

    people like cuomo and jerry brown and rahm emanuel and christie

    folks like rick walker and the members of the massachusetts state assembly and bing and bobb in detroit

    americans in these tough times crave leadership

    we're seeing a lot of it at the state and local levels

    the ship is definitely turning, and the changes are quickening

    washington is the last holdout

    the new jersey state house which voted FOR christie, 46 to 32, is currently comprised of 33 republicans and 47 democrats

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