Wisconsin's Democrats to End Union Standoff
"Playing a game of political chicken, Democratic senators who fled Wisconsin to stymie restrictions on public-employee unions said Sunday they planned to come back from exile soon, betting that even though their return will allow the bill to pass, the curbs are so unpopular they'll taint the state's Republican governor and legislators.
The Republicans rejected the idea that the legislation would hurt the GOP. "If you think this is a bad bill for Republicans, why didn't you stand up in the chamber and debate us about it three weeks ago?" said Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald. "People think it's absolutely ridiculous that these 14 senators have not been in Wisconsin for three weeks." "
I think the first two paragraphs sum up both sides hopes pretty well. It's obvious at this point that the bill is going to pass. Time will tell if the bill was a responsible solution, but I think the bigger impact has been the attention drawn to the issue.
I, as many of you know, am against the bill but understand unfortunately that the show must go on.