Posts Tagged ‘repair bill’

I hate to bring this to the Badger State yet again, but it seems that the new Rookie Governor Scott Walker is pushing his liberties of making it harder for most Wisconsinites. Apparently, for those you looking of why, the state of Wisconsin is reaching headlines that the collective bargaining issues of our state’s union groups maybe be under fire with the repair bill that the Governor proposed. This bill from what I understand is to a strip mostly freedoms away from the Unions in order to well, be like the rest of us. I’ve been in Unions before – the Teamsters Local 344, and I admit, that having a chance to being apart of that unit was just a feeling of having some pride. That’s right. Some pride. If it had not been for unions, there would not be any 40 hour work days, 8 hours of work, vacation/sick pay, benefits, and more. HELLO!  I know I’m breaking away from my Black History Month Segments, but the reaction of this “so-called repair bill” was more like fighting for Civil Rights. No, I’m not seeing Martin Luther King, Jr. And I don’t see Malcolm X, Marcus Garvey, or any Civil Rights or Abolitionists making waves again. But I do know, that I see those in the streets and in the Rotunda in Wisconsin’s Capitol making their voices heard. I see the Firefighters and Police Officers, School Teachers, College Professors, and even those who clean hotel rooms and Street Sweepers, making a statement that this will not die out. For education, with the UW-System would be a huge loss in my opinion would be tragic. As a former student and Alumnus of the University of Wisconsin-Stout, this is a shameful concept of the Governor’s part of stripping, in my view of quality education! Speaking of which, this is why Wisconsin (as nice as it is) has gone to the flood gates with Walker’s Brown Bag/Tea Party Movement (yes, he was endorsed by the Tea Party) in order to reverse and revert things they see. This is not a way for state like Wisconsin to be “Open For Business”. Now the rest of the state, except Milwaukee is feeling the “WTF Moments” of the Union Dilemmas and Public Service situations right now. Why I’m excluding Milwaukee? Well this is for the whole state to understand. Those who know mostly, we (Milwaukee Residents) know how Scott Walker operates. Milwaukee County had to put up with Walker’s Woes for 8 years as a Milwaukee County Executive.  Just for record, he got in when the County was under siege of the Pension Scandal which had former Milwaukee County Executive F. Tom Ament dismissed. Walker  made cuts that were unnecessary in relation to transit by cutting the bus routes and raising bus fares in order for him to make more money. He has cut out or close the areas in Milwaukee that the senior centers and the poor were operative. Let me go back to 2003, according to the Washington Post in regards to Unions:

On a Tuesday afternoon in September 2003, during Scott Walker’s first term as Milwaukee County executive, scores of union workers gathered at the local courthouse to protest layoffs he had ordered as part of an aggressive effort to balance the budget and avoid what he said would otherwise be necessary tax increases.They shouted anti-Walker chants, and union officials and Democratic officeholders took turns denouncing his slash-and-burn approach. The layoffs Walker had announced that summer decimated the county’s public parks staff and also reduced the number of county social workers, corrections officers and janitors. As a result, park bathrooms were shuttered and pools were closed. Trash was piled up so high in the Milwaukee County Courthouse that visitors had to sidestep apple cores and coffee cups, and some judges resorted to cleaning toilets, a local newspaper reported.


Are you understanding this Wisconsin?

This is the same guy that was endorsed by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel in order to become Governor.

And I hate to say this as a fellow Wisconsinite: I TOLD YOU SO!  I TOLD YOU SO!

If he did the unnecessary cuts in Milwaukee, there is no telling that the state would be the same. Talk about suffrage. Wisconsin, welcome to the Suffrage Movement of the 21st Century. It took 30 years to get Mubarak out of Egypt, in Black History Month. How long will it take for Walker to get out of Madison? If he makes more mistakes like he’s on right now, there will be consequences from those, who should of had Tom Barrett leading the state in Madison.