I only have one point to make here, or perhaps a question or two to ask, and the Dems and/or Libs and/or union supporters need to listen to this one...
The issue in Wisconsin is so much bigger now than just CBA "rights." This issue has now grown to be about how Congress is run, and in particular, how business is apparently now able to be conducted in the chambers.
Supporters who call these 14 Senators "heroes," be warned of this: By saying that an acceptable method of protesting a policy now includes fleeing the state in order to avoid a quorum/vote on a bill that is before the Congress, a Pandora's Box has now been opened.
Fact is, if one side is truly okay with this solution based on their "principles," and what's fair for one side is fair for the other, we have a serious problem on our hands. We are now in danger of nothing getting done in Congress at all. Period. I mean, to review here, should either party as a minority decide that based on their own beliefs, principles, or ethics that a bill, budget, or other legislation being introduced into Congress (State or Federal) is against their fundamental beliefs and by virtue of the example set in WI they stop the vote by denying a quorum by fleeing the state to stop a vote, doesn't that endanger our form of government to its very core???
Is this what we really want as a country? This is no longer about the "union" issue nor is it about any one issue in particular. This is now about Congressional policy and procedure. Do we really want to give politicians the option to make our government stagnate, or essentially frozen? Even scarier, but doesn't implementing this policy then eliminate the overall effectiveness of elections?
With this particular issue in Wisconsin, there was already a "referendum" back in November of 2010…it was called an “election.” These Senators need to return to their jobs before the plunge the entire country into chaos.
...and this is also why Governor Walker cannot back down, not out of stubbornness, but rather out of principle. If he backs down now, he's essentially saying that all that the opposing side of any issue has to do to "get their way" is to run.
Sorry folks, but this isn't the American Way.