Rachel Maddow - BAKE SALES VS. BILLIONAIRES
The Rachel Maddow Show of February 17, 2011, summed up what is really happening in Wisconsin. It's not about BUDGET, it's not about UNIONS, it's not even about Left and Right. It's about SURPRISE, SURPRISE... plutocracy! Oh, this sounds so REAL, you know Real as in reality. Thanks Rachel once again you cleared up the confusion we all feel about things that happen around us THAT MAKE NO SENSE AT ALL. thinkingblue
Once again Rachel Maddow clears up a mystery and brings up the magical word called TRUTH. You will not believe what the Republicans are trying to do to the WE THE PEOPLE. Wake up Tea Party, we may be on the SAME SIDE!
PLUTOCRACY - a government or state in which the wealthy class rules.
Obama joins Wisconsin's budget battle, opposing
Republican anti-union bill
By Brady Dennis and Peter Wallsten
MADISON, WIS. - President Obama thrust himself and his political operation this week into Wisconsin's broiling budget battle, mobilizing opposition Thursday to a Republican bill that would curb public-worker benefits while planning similar action in other state capitals.
Obama accused Scott Walker, the state's new Republican governor, of unleashing an "assault" on unions in pushing emergency legislation that would nullify collective-bargaining agreements that affect most public employees, including teachers.
The president's political machine worked in close coordination Thursday with state and national union officials to mobilize thousands of protesters to gather in Madison and to plan similar demonstrations in other state capitals.
Their efforts began to spread, as thousands of labor supporters turned out for a hearing in Columbus, Ohio, to protest a measure from Gov. John Kasich (R) that would cut collective-bargaining rights.
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