Tuesday, January 17th, 2017
Politics shaken, not stirred
Remember the good old days when Democrats could get away with anything they wanted?
I’m terrible with faces, but I see elsewhere it is Jim Holperin and Robert Jauch.
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Posted by James Wigderson on Thursday, February 17, 2011 at 10:38 pm Filed under Featured, Library & Pub · Tagged with
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Glad you can identify these guys, you get the Civics Award. However, Holperin put it quite well when he said that his behavior was based on the fact that this legislation is being crammed through the state legislature. Since Tea Partiers are so fond of the Founders, how about this one – Madison, in Federalist 51, wrote that one of the greatest concerns he had was the tyranny of the majority and that our system of government was set up to intentionally be deliberative so that wouldn’t happen. Seems that what Dems on the Run(apologies to Paul McCartney) are all about.
One vote equals tyranny? Were you quoting Madison when Obamacare was crammed through?
What kind of time frame constitutes “crammed through?” If Obamacare(your term, not mine) was “crammed through” at least it wasn’t attempted in less than a week. Madison’s quote may be applicable to health care reform also, since the legislation has generated a lot of controversy and become a political liability for Obama to deal with, much as this budget repair bill seems to be affecting Walker and has become a political liability for him as well.
Given that Obamacare directly effects every man, woman and child in this country, I don’t think enough meaningful debate took place. Gov. Walker and the legislature aren’t setting a precedent and they aren’t installing a tyrannical regime…they are attempting to unseat one that for years has held the taxpayer defenseless against union special interests.
The elimination of right to bargain that is Walker’s agenda has widespread effect in Wisconsin and if it happens here may become widespread nationally. You don’t think enough debate took place with health care reform, the same comment could be made about the budget repair bill elimination of bargaining rights, which in reality has little to do with repairing the budget. BTW, the correct word in the first sentence of your post should be affects, not effects.
The correct word in your first sentence should be “limitation.” Governor Walker is not eliminating it, just changing what can and can’t be bargained.
We should be so lucky if this goes national.
You say limitation, I say elimination, let’s call the whole thing off…………….
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