What’s really happening in Wisconsin and Ohio?

Violence is beginning to escalate in the USA.

In Wisconsin and Ohio, the pro-union forces are now identifying with the people of Egypt and Libya and making really stupid statements. Many seem to believe that they are living under a dictatorship if their collective bargaining rights are threatened. They really do not even have a clear understanding of what the issues are surrounding collective bargaining in Wisconsin and how that doesn’t affect Union Workers nationwide. Also, they seem to forget that Scott Walker won an election. They are not listening to what is being said. People are coming into the state who have nothing to do with the issues there and tension continues to rise as the violence escalates.

Walker has explained repeatedly what he is trying to do to balance Wisconsin’s budget and why. Few seem to be listening. Althouse explains it fairly simply here: Althouse

Liberty News explains it as well using Walker’s on words.

The thing I find really troubling about this entire business is the turmoil and hatred that is being shown by the people who are demonstrating. If the Tea Party people had behaved in this manner you can be assured that it would have made major headlines in every newspaper and every media source would have covered it daily. But it isn’t just the temporary violence that is troubling. It is this notion that workers should take to the streets against those who were elected to do a job rather than wait for an election to make changes in laws or policies. This is what happened in Russia when the Communist took over. This is what happened in Iran when the Muslim radicals took over. Extremist take advantage of chaos. Remember these words:

Never let a serious crisis go to waste. Rahm Emanuel

I fear that there are those who will take advantage of this crisis in a very destructive manner. We, as Americans, need to pull together. We are in a budget crisis. This isn’t a time to fight one another or create chaos in a land where we hold free elections every two years.


About jlue

I am a grandmother of seven and I like to garden, read, study the Bible, and spend time with family. I am not very politically active, but very interested in who is elected to lead our country.
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5 Responses to What’s really happening in Wisconsin and Ohio?

  1. Ben Hoffman says:

    Written like a true sheep. Never let the facts get in the way of your opinion.


    • jlue says:

      For a few facts read the entire transcript of what Scott had to say here: Meet the Press Transcript for Feb. 27, 2011
      Granted Gregory interrupted Scott Walker repeatedly, but if you read carefully you will learn a good deal about what he is trying to do in Wisconsin.

      There will always be disagreements between labor unions and employers, however, those disagreements do not even come close to placing Americans in the same position as Egyptians. I am sure that not all the Unionist are trying to portray themselves in this way, but those on the news tonight, several, were doing just that. They called the governor of Ohio a dictator and said they could be in danger of being “shot” for demonstrating. I strongly disagree and I do believe that if ‘Tea Party’ people had made these statements or had pushed and hit reporters, it would have been widely reported. So what facts do I have wrong here?


      • Ben Hoffman says:

        Where is violence escalating in the Wisconsin protests? There has been no violence whatsoever. The police have been camping out with the protesters.

        Try getting your “facts” from a more reliable source.


      • jlue says:

        There has been some violence in the form of pushing and shoving and some hitting is all so far.There is a lot of ‘in your face screaming’. I call that violence. Maybe that is an exaggeration, but it sure seemed violent to me and I would be frightened if it happened to me. When you have that many people in uncomfortable circumstances for so long, tempers do flare.


      • Ben Hoffman says:

        [There has been some violence in the form of pushing and shoving and some hitting is all so far.]



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