Monday, February 21, 2011

Wisconsin Power Play... ja der hey.

Krugman thinks so too...

Wisconsin Power Play - NYTimes.com

For what’s happening in Wisconsin isn’t about the state budget, despite Mr. Walker’s pretense that he’s just trying to be fiscally responsible. It is, instead, about power. What Mr. Walker and his backers are trying to do is to make Wisconsin — and eventually, America — less of a functioning democracy and more of a third-world-style oligarchy. And that’s why anyone who believes that we need some counterweight to the political power of big money should be on the demonstrators’ side.

1 comment:

Old_angel said...

Hmmm. Is this appropriate?

"Should any political party attempt to abolish social security,
unemployment insurance, and eliminate labor laws and farm programs, you would not hear of that party again in our political history. There is a tiny splinter group, of course, that believes that you can do these things. Among them are a few Texas oil millionaires, and an occasional politician or businessman from other areas. Their number is negligible and they are stupid."

~President Dwight D. Eisenhower, l952
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"The labor movement is people. Our unions have brought millions of men
and women together, made them members one of another, and given them common tools for common goals. Their goals are goals for all America -
and their enemies are the enemies for progress. The two cannot be
separated."

~ John F Kennedy