Patriots, this post will be a long one. I have taken the liberty (you know how I love liberty) to copy the text from several different sources and combine it all here.
First off, here’s a link to David’s (NC Freedom) new site.
The Democratic National Committee and Obama’s Organizing For America are responsible for directing the protests in Wisconsin. As these “union” protests spread throughout the country, Twitter and Facebook are being used as the social network tools for the administration’s efforts to destabilize our own country by inciting civil unrest.
The next few days will be critical in our nation’s history. Will the president and the DNC be successful in the implementation of their Cloward-Piven Strategy? At what point will Americans recognize treason at the highest level of our government? Our nation is under attack from within and our future is now in our hands. Do we have enough honor and integrity to cross the line in the sand?
Next, here’s a little proof of what OFA and the DNC are calling for:
Organizing for America (Wisconsin homepage)
“Fight for Our State Workers”
by Mary HoughThursday February 17 2011 11:45:0 AM
UPDATE: For the past two days, thousands of workers have been gathering at the State Capitol in Madison, WI, to defend their rights in the workplace. From nurses to police officers, public sector workers and OFA volunteers have been protesting against proposed legislation to take away workers’ rights to bargain collectively. With a vote on the legislation expected as early as today, volunteers are already gathering at the Capitol this morning. It’s going to be a big day in Madison and you can follow updates throughout the day on the OFA Wisconsin Twitter feed.
Organizing for America is mobilizing on the ground in Wisconsin to defend the rights of public employees from an attempt by the governor to take away their right to organize.
Jessie Lidbury, regional field organizer, explains why this is so important:
We’ve got a fight on our hands and it’s personal. Over the past few days serious developments have surfaced of Governor Scott Walker presenting a “Budget Repair Bill” that will essentially gut collective bargaining for public employees here in our own backyard of Wisconsin.
Over the next couple days nurses, teachers, snowplow drivers, prison guards, and public servants will be standing together to let Governor Walker, know what is at stake: livelihoods, heath care, our children’s education, and the rights of all workers.
With a vote scheduled to happen by Thursday, February 17th, just six days after this bill was introduced, we are asking our legislators and our governor to think before they act—to listen to how we will hurt.
Here are the facts, Wisconsin’s public employees have gone without pay raises while taking unpaid furlough days. By making cuts with this “Budget Repair Bill”, the negotiating rights of nursing aids, teachers, correctional offices, and others will be taken away.
State employees already agreed to more than $100 million in concessions in a contract settlement that the governor scuttled before even taking office.
If this bill passes, most public employees, working for state and local governments as well as school districts, would no longer have the right to bargain collectively with their employer over any issue except pay, and even that would be capped. They would no longer be legally allowed to bargain collectively on issues such as the quality of their working environment or the funding teachers and other state employees need to do their jobs.
Our job as organizers is to take action, and what better way than to help out our friends in the labor community. The vote could happen as soon as tomorrow so we need to act now.
Can you believe what you just read via OFA? Obama is undermining the duly elected State Government of Wisconsin, Using YOUR Taxpayer Money to call for a REVOLT against the local government and his party’s LOCAL elected officials have skipped town (I call that dereliction of duty) to Illinois. That is a summary of what the Democratic Party is doing in Wisconsin.
Now, where are the good guys at, you might ask? They are working to get the word out and get the Wisconsin officials some grass roots backup. Today is a turning point in our nations history.
Official statement from Tea Party Patriot founders
Jenny Beth Martin and Mark Meckler
“In the current situation in Wisconsin, we see Democratic politicians and their constituency standing against democracy. Instead of responding to the will of the people, Democratic legislators are in hiding, and refusing to show for a vote which they are certain to lose. Teachers have closed down the schools. Union thugs have overrun the capitol and are damaging property, and carrying signs with crude abuse and threats. Meanwhile, instead of acting “Presidential” and calling for a restoration of the democratic process, civility and decency, the President and his Organizing for America are actually standing against democracy in Wisconsin.
In summary, here is what we see in Wisconsin; Democratic legislators in hiding and not legislating, teachers on sick-out and not teaching, and students out of school and not learning. Most importantly, we see our President, who is supposed to be a leader, not “leading.” Is it any wonder that public opinion has turned against the President, the Democrats, public employee unions and their thugs?”
Info about the Rally in Wisconsin on Saturday 2/19/11
We would like to thank American Majority for spearheading the rally in Madison tomorrow. They have done an excellent job leading the effort organizing the rally.
We have received emails from tea party organizers in Wisconsin thanking us for our show of support for this effort by sending out an email about the rally. Tea Party Patriots will always be there to support local tea party organizers and some of our National Coordinators will be there with you tomorrow.
Saturday, February 19 · 12:00pm – 3:00pm
Wisconsin State Capitol, East Side of the Building
Also, Andrew Breitbart is stepping up too. Here’s a Op Ed from Flynn.
Now the battle has been joined.
It has long been understood that the 2010 elections were just the beginning of the struggle to reverse America’s current decline. It will take at least two or three election cycles to correct decades of bad policy choices. We aren’t staring into the fiscal abyss because of any single policy or event, but rather the cumulative effect of dozens, if not hundreds, of flawed decisions made by fickle politicians who capitalized on the fact that the American public was largely disengaged. In the end, these decisions created a vast political class who live off the fruits of others’ labors.
When a business wants to increase its future earnings, it has to find new markets and sell more of its product. For the political class its the same, only their markets and products are government services. As a result, every year, public sector unions spend tens of millions of dollars lobbying for bigger government and filling the campaign coffers of the politicians who acquiesce to their demands. In addition to bigger government, they’ve won pay packages higher than the private sector, almost 100% job security and the ability to retire in their fifties with lifetime retirement income and health benefits. All paid for by us. Unlike private sector unions, every dollar funding government employees’ pay, pension and benefits comes out of our paychecks.
In other words, we’ve created an enormous taxpayer-funded lobby whose sole mission is to resist any effort to control government spending. As the old saying goes, we’ve seen the enemy and, while they may not be us, we are funding them.
This is why the current political fight in Wisconsin is critical.
As long as public sector unions maintain a near-monoply hold on government spending decisions, we will never be able to get our fiscal house in order. Breaking their hold isn’t sufficient to restore some fiscal sanity, but it is a necessary first step.
If there is any doubt how important the fight in Wisconsin is, look no further than the left’s reaction to it. Governor Walker’s proposal calls on public employees to pay more into their retirement fund and pay around 12% of their health insurance premiums. It also ends collective bargaining for most public employees, which mostly affects union bosses rather than rank and file members and is an important measure to forestall a future fiscal crisis.
For this, tens of thousands of public school teachers called in ’sick.’ So many, in fact, that hundreds of schools across Wisconsin have been closed for days. They pressed school children into service as fellow protesters, most not understanding the issue at hand. They drew up signs comparing the governor to Hitler and called the GOP Nazis. Several GOP Senators have faced multiple death threats. When all of this wasn’t enough to stop the proposal, their allies in the Senate simply fled the state to prevent a vote from happening.
Now, President Obama is weighing in to support the unions and the national Democrats’ Organizing for America is helping to coordinate the union protest. The left-media industrial complex will give the unions cover to allow maximum pressure on the brave GOP Senators. Just a few years ago, all of this would have been sufficient for the unions to carry the day. But no longer.
Now there is us.
We have to win this fight. The Democrats are a wholly unserious party–they just had a press conference on Capitol Hill against spending cuts with a cartoon Aardvark. The GOP is better, but it is a bit like the shell-shocked soldier returning to the trenches. Yes, it is back in the fight, but it is a bit shaky and uncertain. It needs cover and support. When a politician like Governor Walker bravely steps out of the trench, he needs us to have his back. If we do, others will join him.
Tomorrow (2/19/11) there is a rally of patriots in Madison, organized by the outstanding American Majority. Get there if you can. Make a phone call or send a note of support. Do anything…but Do Something.
As an American President once said, “we are the ones we’ve been waiting for.”
RandysRight also has lots of good info on the trouble in Wisconsin.
Now, Here’s a link to the ACTUAL Legislation.
Please read these 5 pages of the legislation. It appears to me that once again, the Democrats are not being truthful. This doesn’t take away the Unions bargaining power completely.
Respectfully submitted by SilenceDogood2010 this Nineteenth Day of February in the Year of our Lord, Two Thousand Eleven.