Liberals had wrestled Wisconsin taxpayers to the mat. The state faced a $3.6 Billion (with a capital “B”) deficit. They just couldn’t afford the extravagant wages and benefits enjoyed by a select group of their citizenry: unionized public employees. These union members enjoyed wages and perks that far exceeded what their counterparts in the private sector enjoyed. And yet, it was the struggling private sector that was footing the bill for the union’s prodigious bounty. What to do? …

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By Tom Quiner Here’s the accusation: Governor Scott Walker “is basically taking up the posture of a dictator.” The accusation comes from the chairman of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, Rep. Keith Ellison, (D-Minnesota). What has Governor Walker done that’s so bad? He’s doing what the people elected him to do last November: reign in collective bargaining…

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