Originally posted by sh76
Leave it to you to take an issue where the unions are finally right on one and muck it up with wild conspiracy theories...
Virtually every state has a budget deficit; which are based on the sagging economy and overly ambitious spending projects irresponsibly entered into by the politicians (of both parties; though the blue states were the worst offenders) du ...[text shortened]... ear with a purpose is bizarre.
Hold on a sec... You're not just being sardonic, are you?
And leave it to you to pass the obvious truth off as a mere conspiracy theory. I suppose it is your misplaced ardor for the Republican party and your reluctance to believe that they're really nothing but a cabal of Machiavellian stooges for the rich is what compels you to do so.
The budget deficits you refer to have been caused by massive tax breaks for corporations and the rich over the years. In order to pay for these irresponsible corporate handouts, the Republicans have decided to gut support for the working class. In the long run it is the working people of this country who end up paying for those tax cuts for the rich. It represents the greatest theft of wealth in the history of the world. But that didn't happen just this year. That's been the longstanding Republican strategy for decades.
What has happened this year, though, is the final, concentrated attack on unions. The attempted knockout blow to the working class. Twelve states put forward similar legislation as that in Wisconsin. Its purpose is twofold: (1) To leave the working class completely defenseless against their rapacious corporate masters, and (2) to permanently cripple the Democratic party. Yes, that's right. The unions have been some of the biggest financial supporters of the Dems over the years. The attack on the unions is specifically being orchestrated in an attempt to crush them, remove that financial backing, and thereby leave the Democratic party at a permanent financial disadvantage. The economic agenda of the rich will then have no organized opposition at all. Big business will be free to buy lawmakers at will. For you to maintain that this is not an organized attack demonstrates an incredible ability on your part to bury your head in the sand.
Make no mistake - the battle in Wisconsin is the pivotal event in class war the Republicans have been waging against the working class for decades. Defeat here will have catastrophic repercussions throughout the nation. Labor and the working class instinctively recognize this and they have been galvanized by it. The protest are growing, and they are spreading throughout the nation. My guess is that we've only just seen the beginning.