People largely support Walker, in Wisconsin and elsewhere. The "pollsters" conveniently don't ask them. They're trying to create a wave of anger toward Walker, but all I see is a bunch of 60s rejects and wannabes on the tube, which disgusts most American voters.
And if this improves Wisconsin's economy, which it will, the template will be in place. Many other states will follow Wisconsin's lead once they elect the right folks. Some, like Ohio, already have the right folks in place.
Unions know this and are freaking out. This is their Waterloo, and they know it.
the unions only hope for existance is to latch on entities that don't exist to make profit. that way they don't have to worry about drowning profits as profits aren't the motivation.
Scaling Back State Programs Is Least of Three Fiscal Evils
As Wisconsin and numerous other states struggle to reduce untenable budget deficits, a new USA Today/Gallup poll finds that not one of three major fiscal strategies available to state lawmakers is very popular. The least objectionable to Americans is "reducing or eliminating certain state programs," with about equal numbers in favor as opposed. A slight majority, 53%, opposes reducing pay and benefits for state workers, and a larger majority, 71%, opposes raising state taxes.The majority of Wisconsinites are against it:Additionally, the new poll finds Americans opposed to their own state adopting a deficit-reduction proposal, like the one that has triggered a legislative standoff in Wisconsin, that eliminates some of the collective bargaining rights of most public unions, including the teachers' union. One-third of Americans say they would favor such a bill in their own state, while 61% would oppose it.
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Somebody show me some facts that suggest that the majority of Americans and Wisconsinites, in particular, support this bill.hen read a very detailed explanation of Walker's proposal, 52 percent of Wisconsin voters oppose it, 42 percent strongly so. Meanwhile, 42 percent support it, only 24 percent strongly.
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