Original post made by PleasantonTaxpayer, Another Pleasanton neighborhood, on Jun 6, 2012
Wisconsin has only voted for one Republican president since the 1960s. It is a DEMocrat state. This defeat of PUBLIC unions included DEMocrat votes as well as Republican. The 7 point spread was even greater than when the Republican Governor Scott Walker was elected, meaning his position about public unions had gained, not lost, in popularity.
The protesting unions, who decided to attempt a recall had even attempted to link private union to their cause. But of course, private unions are private, thus based on an entirely different principle than PUBLIC, GOVERNMENT unions who are employed and paid by TAXPAYERS. Trying to convince us our neighborhood plumber, who we have the FREEDOM to CHOOSE to call or NOT is the same...it is NOT ! We have NO freedom or choice regarding PUBLC GOVERNMENT unions who we are forced against our will to pay whatever they demand...we are hostages without recourse. The voters gave themselves a choice and spoke loudly yesterday.
Hopefully, Gov Brown, who created California PUBLIC GOVERNMENT unions 30 years ago as Gov Moonbeam, heard the message.!!
Broke taxpayers delivered the message. Hostage taxpayers cannot pay outrageous pensions, with much-too-young retirements. The blatent greed and excess can no longer be tolerated nor funded.
Greeks are beginning to hear the gasping message...stop the insanity! Enough is enough! There are sane and rational LIMITS, and they have been EXCEEDED !! Get real or get out !