similar actions by Daniels in Indiana gave him exceedingly low favorability ratings for a while there, too. then he won handily in 2008, picking up something like 20% of the black vote.
I wouldn't count Walker out quite yet. it depends on whether or not he succeeds here.
“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
Bottom line, if the money isn't there then it isn't there. If there is no agreement to reduce salaries and benefits to bridge the gap, then the only thing left is lay offs... when, due to union contract clauses, layoffs will be forcefully determined only by seniority and not by merit.
People can whine and stamp their feet all they want, but you cannot print money to pay your own personal bills and states cannot print money to pay theirs.
I have an answer for everything...you may not like the answer or it may not satisfy your curiosity..but it will still be an answer. ~ Kal'Stang
My mind and my heart are saying I'm in my twenties. My body is pointing at my mind and heart and laughing its ass off. ~ Kal'Stang
The governor should follow through on his lay-off promise and cut those people loose regardless of when or if the Democrats finally return. If the Democrats do not return when those pink slips are issued, the governor should announce more lay offs. After all, if the legislature can't pass a budget, it's not legal for the state to spend money.
Also, since there's no moral reason why the state should be party to union shops, euphemistically called "collective bargaining", there's no reason for the government to compromise on that issue. After all, there's only two ways to go, union shop or right to work, and there's no middle ground at all. Since it's moral to allow workers their freedom of choice to be in a union or not, then there's again no reason for Walker to seek an impossible compromise with people who have shown their disdain for the democratic process.
Walker should demand his legislator behave like grown ups, and that means they should crawl back to town and take whatever happens to them.
Anyone remember the story of the little duck that ran away?
Well, once there was a little duck who lived with other ducks on a boat, and every day the boat would tie up to shore and all the ducks would be allowed on the beach to play. In the evening, all the ducks would line up and waddle back onto the boat. The last duck in line would get a whack on the ass with a cane to give them all incentive to hurry up. Well, the little duck was going to be last and he didn't want to be whacked, so he went AWOL. Another duck got the whack. The little duck spent the night on the beach, frightened and jumpy, quivering at every strange sound, and all the sound were strange. The next day, the boat didn't show up, it went else where. The little duck had a miserable week fending for himself, and one day there it was! The boat. It was loading up the ducks. The little duck ran and ran, and he barel got in the line in time. He was whacked with the stick and that was that.
The AWOL Democrats are in some serious need of a finding the boat and getting themselves whacked in the ass with the stick.
The story never did say what the duck who got whacked that one night said to the little duck, though.
There's no such thing as a collective right and thus no such thing as collective bargaining rights.
The individual does have the to choose to not be in a union, though. That's covered by the Freedom of association clause of the First Amendment.