Walker, Republicans Dominate in Wisconsin Recall (Updated)

As I write this, Republican Scott Walker is flirting with a 60-40% landslide victory over Democrat Tom Barrett in the Wisconsin recall election. The GOP state senators up for recall are also all leading by 20%+ margins. While the counting is early yet and those margins may come down (even though the races have been … Continue reading Walker, Republicans Dominate in Wisconsin Recall (Updated)

Public Union Wage Fix

Another day, another budget battle between public unions and newly elected officials over how to address states' deficits and debts. Ohio is now about to follow Wisconsin's lead in requiring its public unions to contribute more toward their own benefits and in limiting their legal rights to bargain collectively. An Ohio firefighter said that his … Continue reading Public Union Wage Fix

“Entitlement Derangement Syndrome”

David French writes of what he calls "Entitlement Derangement Syndrome," which he thinks is¬†motivating what we're seeing in Wisconsin---namely, aggressive protesting over benefits and pensions, as if we had some kind of natural right to them. He likens the¬†Wisconsin protesting to what went on in France last October when they wanted to raise the retirement … Continue reading “Entitlement Derangement Syndrome”