We finally see the yellow streaks up the backs of liberals. To escape a vote on ending collective bargaining for public employee unions, liberal Democrats in Wisconsin fled. Cowards.
When the health care vote came up, Republicans did not flee. They overwhelmingly voted no.
Wisconsin is no different than the state of Washington, or for that matter the country as a whole. They are broke. Wisconsin public employees make an average of $52,000 per year, plus benefits of up to $22,000 per year for medical insurance. How many private sector employees make that?
Since the beginning of the recession, employees of the private sector, nonunion company I work for have given up furlough days, they have been laid off and we have been doing more work with fewer people since.
Public employee union members had better realize that we are all hurting. It is time for them to sacrifice the same as the rest of us have and not hold the taxpayer hostage.