VIDEO: Walker’s Wisc. Union Reforms Are Working! (A Lesson for all Blue States)
Governor Scott Walker was the worst devil the unions could imagine. They targeted him and Wisconsin’s Republicans mercilessly earlier this year. Fortunately, the unions and their Democrat handmaidens lost most of these battles.
But now some results are being seem from the efforts to curtail the un-democratic, unearned power of Wisconsin’s government employee unions. A new effort by the MacIver Institute and Americans for Prosperity is showing the world where these policies have succeeded in making things better in Wisconsin.
This is a lesson for Illinois and every other blue state. We can fix our problems, too. But it means defeating entrenched, un-American union power and their bought and paid for Democrats.
From It’s Working Wisconsin…
We heard the sky would fall and that there would be massive layoffs of state and local government workers and teachers. Some asserted that Wisconsin’s budget reform would mark the end of the state as we know it.
But the sky’s still there. And Wisconsin is stronger than ever.
Thanks to Wisconsin’s budget reform…
A new website, ItsWorkingWisconsin.com is committed to providing the facts to Wisconsin taxpayers. Every week there are more examples of how It’s Working. Together, the John K. MacIver Institute for Public Policy have chronicled success stories from across Wisconsin.
We also arm you with the facts to explain why the reform was necessary.
Facing a $3.6 billion deficit, Wisconsin’s general fund was hemorrhaging money, spending more than it was taking in.
Wisconsin could have either raised taxes on individuals, families and job providers, or cut spending.
As a result of Wisconsin’s budget reform, the state has cut the deficit and reduced the strain on local governments by giving them the tools to reduce their labor costs without massive program cuts or layoffs.
This website details the positive results of local officials having the flexibility to reduce spending while protecting vital services.
Wisconsin’s Budget Reform. It’s Working.
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No matter how low you think the political Left will sink, your imagination can never quite keep up with how
During the Bush #43 administration, the left really went to town with their practice of stealing pages from the conservative playbook that they had preceding years. But much like the cloning machine in Michael Keaton’s “Multiplicity”, the copy of a copy of a copy tended to lose more than a little crispness once it had been cloned. Here’s a brief, and very likely incomplete recap