The governor generated a lot of heat and light by taking away from the teachers union the long-standing practice in Wisconsin of collective bargaining.(And unconstitutionally allowed the police and fire unions to keep collective bargaining, which IMO violates equal protection under the laws as provided in the 14th Amendment.)Why is everybody so wrapped up in the Scott Walker election? Maybe I'm a but too simplistic, but the rhetoric here and elsewhere seems to be that his winning or losing will somehow validate the national platform of one side or the other. My knee-jerk reaction is that I'd like to see him win, but if he doesn't, I can't say that it makes a whit of difference to me.
I'm amused at the commentators that make the leap that based on the result of this election, we can extrapolate a Romney / Obama election result.
I thus conclude that you are not a "blue-collar" worker, but are a so-called "professional." Were you a working person, you would understand.
The Republicans universally would like to remove as much power from unions as they can, so that they can be able to pay workers less money, and thus make more profit for their greedy companies (or greedy states).
Even Herman Cain complained to a conservative news reporter that he "started to see how minimum wage legislation was impacting [Cain's] ability to keep Godfather’s [Pizza] going," when Cain was CEO of Godfather's.
Shame on Herman Cain, who came from a share-cropper family background, but as CEO wanted to pay his employees "slave wages." Mr. Cain should be a better person than that, in any event, regardless of his family background.
(Extrapolation of the Gov. Walker recall election is not likely to be correct, although conservative Neo-CONs and many in the Republican Party would like to see such an extrapolation, if Walker wins, which has a good chance. The election will be determined by how many workers are upset enough to come out and vote tomorrow.
There is yet another joker in the deck, however: Even if Walker skates by in the recall election, voters will have yet another chance to get rid of him in November. How many times can Walker raise $21 million, most of which came from outside of Wisconsin?)