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Overreach by Unions in Wisconsin

CubFaninWI Wrote: May 25, 2012 12:45 AM
Good article! I agree, Gov. Walker is going to win in a few weeks. Ms. Chavez, I loved seeing your family's story on Finding Your Roots too. Very interesting =)

The Wisconsin recall election of Republican Gov. Scott Walker is not going quite like the unions and the Democratic Party expected. Back in 2011, many pundits thought that the governor had overreached when he took on public employee unions, restricting -- though not eliminating -- collective bargaining rights. But he did so because he inherited a state in dire financial shape with a deficit of $3.6 billion and public employee pensions and benefits that threatened to bankrupt the state.

When a Republican-controlled legislature tried to pass legislation to rein in the abuses, Democratic representatives literally fled the state to...