Wednesday, February 23, 2011

This is what happens when you DON'T VOTE

Wisconsin is learning it the HARD WAY.

People in Wisconsin are now waking up to having their rights for collective bargaining, STRIPPED AWAY, for good. When we know that collective bargaining in this instance does not have anything to do with Wisconsin's budget. NOTHING.

If anyone does not believe this is the whole intention of the GOP/Republicans, then think again. After listening to the prankster posing as billionaire David Koch, while speaking to Governor Walker of Wisconsin, all you needed to know was right there to hear.

America, it is past time that you WOKE UP.

I never understood Americans voting against their financial interests, by voting Republican. Never did. And now there is hope that many are waking up to the reality of what the Republicans in this country is trying to do.

The Republicans have been very successful in busting unions in the South; they have virtually SHUT THEM DOWN AND OUT. Now this same hard ball task is being assaulted on the Midwest, but it won't work.

I am from Illinois and know all these Midwestern states; many people have prospered to become middle class primarily because of the Unions and collective bargaining. This is how health care became available, pensions, college funds for your children. It is because of the UNIONS.

And I will go even further, back in "da day" when folks were KILLED by the robber barons because they demanded more in pay, weekends off, holidays off, etc., this happened on the backs of millions of Americans who came together to FIGHT for their rights from the greedy ass corporations in this country. That time is no different from now in the sense that many Americans feel a "sense of urgency now" by watching what is happening in Wisconsin and spreading over the Midwest.

If the people of Wisconsin lose this battle, this will open up a can of worms that will rapidly charge ahead across this country. And don’t be fooled on what the Republicans will attempt next, if successful, I see minimum wage war on their table. Don't think the Republicans won't try it; they have been haggling at the minimum wage for YEARS. While millions of Americans know it is very difficult to survive on $7.25/hour. But if the Republicans are allowed to continue in this fashion, who is to say that your employer can not come to you one day and say, "We have to reduce your salary/pay due to 'whatever fucking excuse'” they are allowed to find. Think it won't happen if Governor Walker in Wisconsin is successful, think again. Every government program available to help millions of Americans will be stripped for good, because it is all about the deficit, when we know this is a bald face lie. It can happen if this precedent is allowed to go forward.

The Republicans don't give a damn about the American Public. They answer to the big corporations in this country, period. And now Wisconsin is experiencing the wrath of big corporate influence right now. The battle lines have been drawn and Wisconsin must win or we will start to see the rapid demise of unions in this country.

Lastly, Wisconsin this is what happens when you don't vote and don't know who you are voting for. Scott Walker's bullshit has been out there for some time, but when you are asleep and don't know what hit you when you woke up, it can truly be too late to do anything about it. Let us hope that this is a LASTING wake up call for everyone because if we can not wake up, it really will be too late for us all.

Cross-posted @ Daily Kos

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